Makati City lies in the heart of big Metro Manila and is known for its upscale shopping malls and home to high fashion brands, restaurants, hotels and affluent Filipinos. Makati is the financial, commercial and economic hub where the Makati Stock Exchange (MSE) is located. It is also the preferred address of large multinational corporations
1. World-Class Malls
Makati City is a shopper’s playground with several fantastic malls sprinkled about, some of which even sit side by side. Whether you’re in for a spending spree, food trip, or just a comfortable stroll in air-conditioned bliss, one of these Makati malls will suit your fancy.
Check out the Glorietta, Century City Mall, SM Makati, Power Plant Mall, and Greenbelt Mall.
2. Pubs and Bars
If you’re looking to spice up Friday nights with other activities, Makati’s buzzing nightlife may be something you’d want to check out. From cheering on your favourite teams to clubbing with the hottest DJs, there are many things you can do in Makati in the evenings.
Most pubs and bars are surrounded in the area of Poblacion it remains as one of the top-notch places to visit for backpackers and tourists because of their wonderful nightlife happenings. Must go to places to visit Royal Club Makati, Alamat Filipino Pub, El Chupacabra, Mulligans and Pura Vida.
3. Food Glorious Food
Makati is a foodie’s heaven where you can eat and dine all day and night, where you will find everything from posh high-class Michelin star restaurants to street stalls selling freshly cooked local delights at a low price. The Poblacion area is the best place to go, and there are plenty of interesting restaurants to choose from.
4. Arts and Cultural Scene
The Philippines is one of the biggest up-and-coming markets in Asian contemporary art, and Manila is the centre of this growing scene. There are galleries, museums, design shops and other art spaces scattered around the city, all with something different to offer. Some renowned art gallery and cultural structure buildings such as Ayala Museum, Yuchengho Museum, Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church, and Eskinita Art Gallery are worth to visit.
If you are into the art scene you must visit the Greenbelt Chapel. This house of worship looks more like a spaceship than a church. From the outside, Chapel appears to be some modern work of art with a cement dome placed in the middle of a park set next to a small pond of water and tree-like sculpture of a cross. When you enter, it feels like you are being beamed up to the afterworld with small sparkly lights leading up to a bright yellow stained-glass window in the top of the dome.
5. Looking to stay in Makati? Choose St Giles Makati – Best In Value & Location!
Located strategically in the centre of Makati City and just 30 minutes’ away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, St Giles Makati is your ideal choice of accommodation with 512 hotel rooms equipped with modern amenities and top-class customer service. Enjoy a mouth-watering selection of local and international cuisines at the hotel’s 24-hour BayLeaf Restaurant or unwind with cocktails and wines at the Annex Bar
If you are looking forward to sweat, there’s a rooftop pool as well as a gym located at the top level of the hotel.
Location: St Giles Makati Hotel, Makati Avenue, Kalayaan Avenue Corner, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1210
Contact: 632 988 9888
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