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5 Best Things to do in Makati City - All You Need to Know

The financial hub of Philippines, Makati is city buzzing with modern life. Although home to some modern sky scrapers and shopping malls, the city is not only about modernism. There are many historical sites and cultural treasures waiting to be found out in this beautiful city.


Explore the Salcedo Market

What a better way to explore a brand-new city than to visit one of its outdoor markets. Salcedo weekend market is the best market in Makati city to explore a variety of local food and have a great time. Save your local food expedition for this market as you will get a chance to go wild with the amazing food that will be prepared right in front of you. Be sure to try out some of the best local dishes such as vegetable samosa, lobster and even scallop balls. The fun thing about the Salcedo market is it is not just limited to local cuisine but you can find a variety of different food cultures blending in here.


Visit the Famous Ayala Triangle Gardens

One of the popular places among the locals and tourists alike, Ayala gardens is a great place to relax and spend some time close to nature during your trip to Philippines. You could either enjoy a snack here after a long day of exploring the city, or even break a sweat and squeeze in a workout with a morning jog. While it is the perfect place to meet some locals and enjoy some free time, it is also a great place for kids to play around if you are traveling with your family.


Shopping Spree at the Greenbelt Complex

If you are a fan of shopping Greenbelt complex is the best place to be. With five shopping areas to kick off your shopping spree Greenbelt five is the most modern one of the five shopping areas. If you are not a fan of shopping you can still have a good time here as the mall comprises of cinema halls as well some restaurants, bars and cafes. Just a few steps away from the famous Berjaya Makati Hotel, Greenbelt complex is your stop for entertainment. The complex also comprises of open-air restaurants where you can enjoy the great weather with some cocktails and delicious food.


Enjoy at the Circuit Makati

Another popular well-known place for shopping, Circuit Makati is however not only about shopping. It is an entertainment centre that is perfect for people traveling with family as there is entertainment for all ages. You could easily get there if you are accommodating at a popular family hotel in Manila located in Metro Manila. Engage in a video game in their Playbook video game lounge or explore the Miracle Art Happy World Museum. You could even go to concert, music or art festival held here throughout the year by checking events happening during your time of visit in advance.


Visit the Saint Andrew Church

One of the interesting and significant churches in Makati is the Saint Andrew Church designed by the famous Filipino artist Leandro Locsin. The most interesting fact about this church is its structure following an X shape as a representation of the church's patron saint who died on an X-shaped cross. You can witness some beautiful interior designs and get a sense of the history and cultural significance of Philippines.