Ayala Museum | Things to do in Makati City-Metro Manila

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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.
Open: Tuesday - Sunday, 9am - 6pm
Address: Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City, Metro Manila
Fee: Php400
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Nearby attractions

Ayala Triangle
Attraction
0.38 km away

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
Attraction
0.53 km away

Milky Way is known for its well-executed Filipino dishes, prepared by the original cooks who have been with the restaurant since the 1960s. Favorites include crispy hito with bagoong and mustasa, baby crispy pata, and their award-winning Milky Way kare-kare. Locals also love their famous halo-halo, considered to be the best in the country
Specialties: KARE KARE, HALO HALO

Salcedo Saturday Market
Attraction
0.73 km away

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.

Things to do nearby

Explore Makati with Bambike
₱1200.00
Experience
Biking and hiking
1.45 km away

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.

Rent a Siklesa for your Manila Tour
₱500.00
Experience
Outdoor adventure
1.50 km away

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.

Manila Pub Crawl
₱2500.00
Experience
Nightlife
1.67 km away

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

Makati Shangri-La Manila
₱10100.00
Hotels and homes
0.15 km away

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.

The Charter House
₱2869.00
Hotels and homes
0.21 km away

Pack your bags and get ready for a memorable experience of comfort and luxury at affordable prices offered by The Charter House. Open to business travellers, leisure travellers, and backpackers, we offer 95 Superior and Premier Rooms, 7 Family Rooms and 6 VIP Suites that are thoughtfully furnished with cozy twin or double beds.Chill and unwind at the Capiz Coffee Shop. Create significant events in your life with our Conference and Function Rooms. Let that child in you plunge into our exciting rooftop pool.Locating this paradise is never a problem. Across Greenbelt 5, walking distance from Glorietta Malls and the Central Business District and 30-minute drive away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, you will never miss the best events that Makati has in stored.We'll never stop providing excellent service for you, only here at The Charter House.

Makati Diamond Residences
₱7877.00
Hotels and homes
0.26 km away

We give you that extra mile to work or relax in comfort, with the best location in Manila for easy access to many multinational corporations, shopping, dining and entertainment destinations.Our 410 guestrooms are furnished with special features and privileges for your overnight or extended stay, complementing your experience at the new standard of luxury living. Makati Diamond Residences is unarguably one of the best luxury hotels in Makati. It is a product of San Miguel Properties, Inc – a subsidiary of one of the largest companies in the Philippines – and their first venture into luxury serviced apartments.

Getting there and around

Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City, Metro Manila

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