The city of Makati is known as the financial center of the Philippines. The city is famous for having lots of upscale shopping malls, restaurants, bars, and hotels. There are a lot of things to do and places to see in Makati, and we’ll list some of it here below.
Here’s our list of 10 Places to Visit in Makati City:
1. Libingan ng mga Bayani (Cemetery of the Heroes) – The place is the final resting place of many Filipino soldiers that once fought in World War II. There are also two Filipino presidents that are buried here they are Carlos P. Garcia and Diosdado Macapagal. It’s a very photogenic place especially around dusk and dawn and a favorite subject among local photographers.
2. Greenbelt Chapel – The chapel is located in the Greenbelt Park and the church is very popular among believers of the Christian faith. A good place to visit and just relax in the park that is around it.
3. Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church – The church is built by the Augustinian friars. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The church’s architecture is of European-Baroque design. It is named Nuestra Señora de Gracia in honor of the miraculous image of the Virgin Mary that can also be found inside
4. Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church – The church was built by the Augustinian friars and the place is a UNESCO world heritage site. A good place to visit if you enjoy seeing old European architecture or just give a prayer to your love ones.
5. Philippine Stock Exchange –The place is one of the two stock exchanges in the Philippines. The place is just located near the Ninoy Aquino monument.
6. Ninoy Aquino Monument – The monument was built in honor of the late Filipino Senator and National Hero, Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino.
7. Ayala Triangle Park – The ;park is just located behind the Philippine Stock Exchange, the park is surrounded by restaurants and cafes thus making it a good pace to go if you want to enjoy some park fun or relaxing at a café.
8. Filipinas Heritage Library – The library is located inside the old Nielson Airport Tower, the library has a magnificent collection of books that date back to the Spanish period. books A must visit if you love reading books.
9. Ayala Museum -. The museum exhibits the rich and vivid history of the country, th museum also houses some famous paintings by Filipino painters such as Fernando Amorsolo, Fernando Zobel and Juan Luna. A good place to visit to learn more about the Philippines.
10. Legazpi Park – The park is a small, well kept park along the street of Legaspi. I suggest you visit the place on a Sunday because the Legaspi Market is open. The market offers some fresh organic foods, delicacies, sweets and other assorted souvenirs.
Have you been to any of these places? Feel free to share your tips and recommendations.
Photo Credits (Flickr Creative Commons): Greenbelt Chapel by janujennifer/ PSE by Jun Acullador/ Ninoy Aquino by bertgonzaga/ Ayala Triangle Park by sidstamm/ Ayala Museum by jallim/ Legazpi Park by Roberto Verzo