Ayala Center | Things to do in Makati City-Metro Manila
|Open:||Open 9 AM ? Closes 10 PM (Mondays-Sundays)|
|Address:||Palm Dr, 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.
Surrounded by skyscrapers, Ayala Triangle is an urban oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the business district Makati. Visitors can go jogging here, have a picnic, marvel at the public sculptures, or simply hangout. Coffee shops and restaurants also dot one side of the park, serving as a favorite hangout place among young professionals. With more than a hundred trees, Ayala Triangle is the largest park with the most number of trees in Makati City. At the corners of the park are three monuments: a statue of Benigno Aquino, the assassinated Martial Law Hero; of Sultan Kudarat, the Sultan of Mindanao during the Spanish era; and of Gabriela Silang, the revolutionary heroine from Ilocos during the Spanish invasion.
Milky Way is known
for its well-executed Filipino dishes, prepared by the
original cooks who
have been with the restaurant since the 1960s.
crispy hito with bagoong and mustasa, baby crispy pata,
award-winning Milky Way kare-kare. Locals also love their
considered to be the best in the country
Specialties: KARE KARE, HALO HALO
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
Feel the breeze and have a 360-degree view of your journey in Manila with the FAME award-winning Siklesa! Conceptualized by entrepreneur Lorenzo Vega and architect Jaime Recto, Siklesa is a kalesa-inspired carriage that marries contemporary technology and classic Filipino design. Its handwoven banig cover is represented in each subculture in the Philippines, making it a symbol that unifies the archipelago. Get a feel of this one-of-a-kind joy ride in Manila and see travel destinations of your choice in the city! You can also try Siklesa for a two-hour ride for the journey itself already is an unforgettable experience. The tour includes free pick up (private tour packages) and drop off from one point in the metro.
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.
Where to stay
Welcome to Holiday Inn & Suites Makati
Holiday Inn® & Suites Makati is a 5-star deluxe hotel in the Makati Central Business & Entertainment District.Our family-friendly Makati hotel is directly connected to the renowned Glorietta Shopping Mall and puts you in the heart of the vibrant Ayala Center. Holiday Inn® & Suites Makati is surrounded by local attractions and financial hubs such as Greenbelt Mall, Ayala Museum, the Makati Stock Exchange, and the Zuellig Building.Enjoy the convenience of staying in a secure hotel near the Manila international and domestic airports (MNL), just 8KM away.All 348 non-smoking guest rooms are equipped with free Internet, Soft and Firm pillows, work desk with multimedia panel, a Bluetooth speaker, plus, all the modern amenities you need for a relaxed stay. Unwind at the roof deck's outdoor pool and sky bar or enjoy a leisurely meal at the hotel's all day dining restaurant.Having a staycation with your little ones will be a breeze with the Holiday Inn® Kids Stay and Eat Freeprogramme.For guest's business needs, other facilities include 8 fully-equipped meeting and function rooms, a Business Center, and an exclusive Executive Lounge that serves breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails.Explore the metro at ease by taking advantage of Holiday Inn® & Suites Makati’s free scheduled shuttle service to Bonifacio Global City when you book directly from the IHG® App, website or toll-free hotline number.
Cherish a moment in Fairmont Makati, a five-star hotel located in the country's premier business and lifestyle district.
We are proud to welcome you in our award-winning Makati City hotel, situated within walking distance to the Zuellig Building, 6750, Ayala Museum, the Glorietta Shopping Complex, and Greenbelt—one of Philippines' most stylish destinations.
Fairmont Makati hotel is an urban sanctuary for both business and leisure travelers. Each 280 elegantly-designed guest rooms & suites are fitted with smart amenities, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a marble spa bathroom accentuated by our signature Le Labo bath set.
As a discerning guest, you will be treated to indulgent amenities and an expression of cosmopolitan life at its finest, all accompanied by the hospitality for which the Philippines is known around the world.
World of Gastronomy
We offer a mix of local and international flavors to satisfy the tastes of every guest: from Spectrum's live culinary theaters, to Café Macaron's exquisitely handcrafted pastries, to curated cocktails from the Fairmont Lounge.
Lifestyle and Fitness
Fairmont’s signature Willow Stream spa is among the metropolis' most luxurious retreats with 1,200 square meters of soothing surroundings featuring five fully equipped treatment rooms, hair salon, full-service nail studio, a mineral pool and outdoor swimming pool.
The Fitness Center is adjacent to the spa offering Technogym fitness machines and other state-of-the-art equipment, occupying 283 square meters of space dedicated to wellness and showcasing a panoramic view of the Makati cityscape.
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To experience the pulsating energy of one of the world's most populated cities, one should pay Makati a visit. One of Metro Manila’s 17 districts, Makati makes up the very core of the National Capital Region of the Philippines.Here, visitors will be introduced to towering steel-clad skyscrapers, a diverse range of entertainment hotspots as well as culture and historical landmarks. It is also here where you can find multinational companies, international banks, the Philippine Stock Exchange and foreign embassies.Located in what is known as the ‘Ayala Triangle’, a posh, upscale area comprising upscale shopping malls, modern office buildings, first-class restaurants, bistros and bars, is the Ascott Makati residence that is housed in Glorietta Mall. Other shopping complexes nearby include The Landmark, Greenbelt and Power Plant shopping malls. A short 5-minute walk away from the residence is the Ayala train station, which links the area with the rest of Makati.For your culture fix, make a trip to a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church, 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 Ayala Museum, which exhibits the rich and vivid history of the Philippines from as early as the Mactan 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 an exciting day, return to the residence to rejuvenate. Ascott Makati offers our guests the comforts and little lavishes that makes for a memorable stay. Serviced apartments are spacious and elegantly furnished with contemporary furniture. Apartments come in various sizes, ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments that come fitted with en-suite bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, washing machines and dryers.Ascott guests have access to comprehensive facilities such as an on-site fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, spa and massage centre and a list of services like dry cleaning, airport transfer, babysitting and daily housekeeping.
Getting there and around
Palm Dr, Makati City, Metro ManilaGet directions