Ayala Triangle | Things to do in Makati City-Metro Manila
|Open:||Daily, 6am to 10pm|
|Address:||Ayala Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas St. and Makati Ave., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City, Metro Manila|
Ayala Museum in Makati City is an ambitious take on viewing the country’s rich history from a refreshing perspective. Two of the museum’s most prominent galleries are the Diorama Experience and the Gold of Ancestors.
The Diorama Experience highlights 60 events that shaped Philippine history. The scenes are recreated in miniature wooden figures, stage-designed in glass boxes like a cultural barbie house. Located on the fourth floor, meanwhile, the Gold of Ancestors showcases ancient Filipinos’ incredible craftsmanship on the most malleable and most coveted metal on earth, gold. This gallery displays an astonishing 1,059 gold items pre-dating the Spanish period. Besides these two prominent galleries, Ayala Museum has an extensive collection of Chinese and Southeast Asian ceramics, as well as rare fashionable garments from the 18th and 19th century Philippines. On the third floor, you’ll find the Masters Galleries, which feature pioneering Filipino artists such as Fernando Amorsolo and Fernando Zobel.
Comprised of around 160 concessionaires, the Salcedo Saturday Market sells mostly homemade and homegrown products that are not available commercially. A majority of the stalls offer home-cooked specialties from recipes of various provinces in the Philippines and other countries. Aside from heritage cooking and foreign cuisine, this market offers delicious delicacies and desserts that are uniquely Filipino. Other vendors offer healthy sun-dried fruit and seed snacks, organic produce such as vegetables, grains (mostly varieties of rice), coffee beans, fresh fruits, and homemade products such as wine, pastries, jams, condiments, and herbs. There is also a section that sells fresh meat and live seafood in water. Filipino native products, arts & handicrafts, decorative plants, and flowers are available, too.
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original cooks who
have been with the restaurant since the 1960s.
crispy hito with bagoong and mustasa, baby crispy pata,
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Things to do nearby
Get to know what's happening in the hippest part of town! Learn about the country's main financial district and the lives of everyday Filipinos. Will also tell you about the best spots to eat and drink around Poblacion. Start and finish the tour at Z Hostel. At the end of the tour we will also take you up the the Z Hostel's roof deck for drinks and more information about the city.
Drink and dance the night away with our Manila Pub Crawl, the ultimate tour for the sleepless and restless. Manila has long since claimed the crown for the home of city pubs, and home to the most excellent gastronomic eats. Follow the pub music and discover the best of the best pubs that guarantee full stomachs and glasses that are half full.
Before you knock back some tipples and enjoy the amazing nightlife of Z Hostel’s neighborhood, get a good feel of the area with our daily walking tour around the community with a Z Hostel crew as your guide. It’s also a great way to navigate your way around Poblacion and see where you could hang out, dine, and do your errands during the rest of your stay. It starts around 4:30 every afternoon, register and just show up at the lobby a few minutes before.
Where to stay
To experience the pulsating energy of one of the world's most progressive cities, one should pay Makati a visit. Here, visitors will be introduced to towering steel-clad skyscrapers, diverse range of entertainment hotspots, as well as cultural and historical landmarks.Located on the bustling Makati Avenue, where upscale shopping malls and modern office buildings converge along with first-class restaurants, bistros and bars, is Somerset Olympia Makati. Shopping complexes in the vicinity include the Glorietta, Greenbelt, The Landmark and Power Plant shopping malls. And a short 15-minute walk away from the serviced residence is the Ayala train station, which links the Central Business District up with the rest of Makati.For a good dose of culture, make sure you take a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site and the Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church, which was built by the Augustinian friars. The still-functioning Neo-Romanesque-Gothic style church's construction dates as far back as early 1600s and is a popular wedding venue. Another landmark worth visiting is the nearby Ayala Museum, which exhibits the rich and vivid history of the Philippines from as early as the Mactan, Cebu battle to the country's relatively recent struggle for democracy. It is also home to paintings by notable Filipino painters such as Fernando Amorsolo, Juan Luna and Fernando Zobel.At the end of a long day out and about, retire to Somerset Olympia Makati to rejuvenate. The serviced residence is fitted with a range of generously spacious and contemporary apartment types that are furnished with a well-equipped kitchenette, separate living and dining areas, as well as en-suite bathrooms.Guests will also be given full access to a comprehensive list of amenities including an on-site fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, and a self-serviced launderette.
The financial center of the Philippines, Makati is one of the 16 cities that constitute Metro Manila. Conveniently located within the charming Salcedo Village in the Makati Central Business District, Citadines Salcedo Makati sits in an area teeming with a variety of restaurants, bars and cafés, and whole slew of other lifestyle options like yoga studios, an art auction house and weekend market.The apart’hotel is also closely linked to various financial and corporate offices including Citibank Tower, Ayala Tower and the Philippines Stock Exchange, making it an ideal base for business travellers.Offering a range of accommodation from studios to two-bedroom apartments, each apartment comes with stylishly appointed interiors with hints of traditional Filipino craftsmanship alongside modern amenities. Guests can also enjoy a range of business and leisure facilities within the apart’hotel during their stay.
A stay at Makati Shangri-La, Manila, is an unforgettable one. The hotel offers you the opportunity to experience the heart of Manila from the very centre of Makati's prestigious business, shopping and entertainment district.
Makati Shangri-La, Manila is a renowned five-star luxury hotel in Makati City. The hotel is within walking distance from some of the popular shopping malls in Manila, which include Glorietta, Greenbelt and SM Department Store. This five-star luxury hotel in Makati is located just 20 minutes away from the airport and is a luxurious sanctuary for both business and leisure travellers. For culture lovers, visit the old city of Intramuros or Ayala Museum to learn more about Filipino culture and history.Discover international cuisine and have an excellent dining experience at Makati Shangri-La, Manila's award-winning restaurants and bars. Enjoy the comforts of a luxury hotel in Makati while indulging in delicious dishes. For casual dining, head on to the international buffet at Circles Event Café, offering its fascinating open-theatre kitchens. Indulge in the freshest seafood and authentic Japanese cuisine at Inagiku or experience Shangri-La’s signature Chinese restaurant, Shang Palace, with its modern Cantonese cuisine. Prepare for a gastronomic journey inside your home away from home.Take your time and have a relaxing vacation in Makati; you are in a luxurious sanctuary. You are at Shangri-La.
Getting there and around
Ayala Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas St. and Makati Ave., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City, Metro ManilaGet directions