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.
Comprised of towering buildings and lush landscapes, Ayala Center is one of the busiest business districts in Metro Manila. It is considered to be one of the leisure centers in the Metro as the Center holds a number of shopping malls like Glorietta, and luxurious hotels like Dusit Thani in its spaces. One of the key places in Ayala Center is the Ayala Triangle, a spacious, open, and green park located at the center of it all.
Things to do nearby
- Learn how to make your very own traditional Filipino adobo in just an hour through this class!
- Take home tips and tricks from experienced hawkers who will be leading the cooking session
- Enjoy the hands-on guidance of the English-speaking guides and the fun energy of the 10-seater class
- Extend your gastronomic adventure in Filipino Food Street after this cultural experience
- Join this small class size of a maximum of 10 students that provides optimal learning and interaction
- All classes will be provided with an invited Filipino chef
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.
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.
Located in the center of Makati City, The Peninsula Manila has set the benchmark for luxury and sophistication for over four decades. Known affectionately as the “Jewel in the Capital’s Crown” for its legendary presence in the heart of the Philippines’ primary business district, it is a luxurious haven of comfort, quality service and fine cuisine, and is as much a favorite with discerning locals as it is with visitors from overseas. In 2019, The Peninsula Manila was named a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, the only hotel in the principal central business districts of Makati and Bonifacio Global City to receive the coveted ranking in the publisher’s annual announcement of the world’s finest luxury hotels. With the latest addition of Manila in the portfolio of Forbes-rated destinations, The Peninsula Manila’s Five-Star Rating marks The Peninsula Hotel’s unprecedented achievement of being the first and only hotel brand to achieve the highest possible Forbes Travel Guide rating for all its ten hotels, making it a Perfect Ten.
Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel is a 271-room four-star international hotel located in the city’s hip business and urban residential enclave, Salcedo Village, Makati, only 30 minutes from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, 15 minutes away from Bonifacio Global City and offering convenient access to some of the city’s best attractions such as The Ayala Triangle, Greenbelt, and Ayala Museum. An array of restaurants, bars and cafes are also at guests’ fingertips. The property is perfect for leisure and business travellers as well as those looking for long-stay accommodation.
Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel features 271 well-appointed Premier rooms and one, two and three-bedroom suites. The rooms radiate a homely feel. The Premier rooms feature a kitchenette while the larger units also boast a kitchen as well as a separate living and dining area. The other features include queen-size bed or twin beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, alarm clock radio, bar fridge, phone and flat screen TV with large selection of local and international channels.
Start the day with a good cup of coffee at the coffee shop and cap it with dinner at one of our in-house restaurants. A la carte menu are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In-room dining is also available.
Getting there and around
Ayala Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas St. and Makati Ave., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City, Metro ManilaGet directions