Many people have always thought that cities can be so toxic, and that one always needs to be in far-flung areas to enjoy summer thrills and holidays. What they do not realize is that there are places you can enjoy without leaving the city, or actually by going there, especially if we’re talking about Makati.
Being in the city could be so fun since you could hop around without the necessity of having a jet lag or consuming many days of your leave incessantly. With that, here are some places to visit in Makati along with your friends or loved ones:
- Ayala Museum
In the age of gigantic malls, museums are a kind of refreshing ambiance within cities. In Makati, Ayala Museum boasts its collection of artistic piece like the paintings of Juan Luna and Fernando Amorsolo.
- Filipinas Heritage Library
Formerly located inside the old Nielson Aiport Tower, and recently moving to the sixth floor of the Ayala Museum, this library has a wide range of book collections, some of which are archives dated back to the era of Spanish colonization in the Philippines.
- Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church
This church, built by Augustinian friars, is a UNESCO World Heritage Church. Its architectural design usually gives a European impression to its visitors.
- Ayala Center
This mall is truly a one-stop shopping center, convenient to city dwellers and visitors. It’s neither too small to cast boredom nor too big to be unnecessarily overwhelming. Video game centers and coffee shops are among the establishments found here.
Of course, there are more places you can enjoy that are stone’s throw away from your Makati serviced residence. Explore the city’s top restaurants and bars such as The Gilarmi Lounge, which offers Filipino-inspired snacks for lounging and intimate meetings. It is a tribute to the former Gilarmi Apartments from which now Discovery Primea is situated.