Financial Center Of The Philippines

Makati City faces the City of Mandaluyong. It is bound by the Pasig River on the north, by the municipality of Pateros on the east, by Manila on the northwest, and by Pasay City on the south.

Geographic Profile:

The Pasig River flows around the northern and eastern borders of this city, which is known as the commercial and financial center of the country. Along Ayala Avenue, Makati is a city of skyscrapers. Just across are the posh villages of Forbes Park and Dasmarinas alongside Fort Bonifacio.

How To Get There:

Buses, jeepneys, taxis, and tricycles bound for Makati City are available in many parts of Metro Manila.

Tourist Attractions:

Ayala Museum (Ayala Avenue)

This museum features dioramas depicting Philippine history from the pre-Hispanic period up to the EDSA Revolution. Miniature Spanish galleons are also on display. This bronze statue was erected in memory of the first Filipina to lead a revolt against foreign domination.

Gabriela Silang Monument (Corner of Makati Avenue and Ayala Avenue)

This bronze statue was erected in memory of the first Filipina to lead a revolt against foreign domination.

Galleria Aurora (19 Ponce St. San Lorenzo Village)

Paintings of 50 different Filipino, artists, including Joya, Legaspi, Ocampo, Tiongco, and Valderama are displayed here.

Guadalupe Ruins (Nuestra Senora de Gracia Church-Bernardino St., Guadalupe Viejo)

This massive church, completed in 1629 has a simple Doric architecture that emphasizes the structure'sstability.

Museo ng Makati (J. P. Rizal St., Poblacion)

This museum was established through Municipal Ordinance No. 1896, for the purpose of preserving the artifacts, treasures, and relics of the city's glorious past.

Senator Benigno Aquino Monument (Corner of Makati Avenue and Ayala Avenue)

This monument was built in honor of the beloved senator whose assassination triggered the first EDSA Revolution.

The American Cemetery and Memorial (Fort Bonifacio)

Many tourists, especially World War II veterans visit this site, on whose walls are engraved images from World War II.

Libingan ng mga Bayani (Fort Bonifacio)

Buried here are 33,520 Filipino soldiers who were killed in Bataan, Corregidor, and other parts of the country during World War 11.

Ugarte Field (Makati Ave. and Paseo de Roxas, Makati City)

This park behind the Makati StockExchange was named after Sebastion Ugarte, the Executive Vice-President of Soriano and Company in 1945. The place became the venue for political demonstrations in 1983.