Ayala Center – Makati City
The City of Makati in the Philippines is a highly urbanized powerhouse located at the center of Metro Manila and home to the vibrant and bustling central business district.
Being considered the Philippines’ financial capital, Makati City houses the head offices of major banks and financial institutions, which include both multinational and local business establishments in the country.
The first modern high-rise building in the Philippines began to appear in 1912 when the eight-story Manila Hotel was built. Over the years following the rise of big buildings in the area. Makati has become the financial and commercial capital of the country since the late 1960s, and then it finally became a city in 1995.
One of Makati City’s main highlights is the Ayala Center, a major commercial development operated by Ayala Land, which is located in the heart of the city.
The Ayala Centre is one of the busiest areas in Makati since it already has everything that you can imagine; shopping, dining, and entertainment are all found in the centre.
What’s also very interesting about the place are the interconnected malls of SM Ayala, Glorietta, Landmark, and Greenbelt.
The Philippines truly is famous for having the best malls globally, and the Ayala Centre of Makati has some of them. The Greenbelt of Ayala is one of the best places to go
if you’re looking for any luxury stores or top-of-the-line brands, plus it also offers a fantastic view of lush greenery and a vast array of places to shop and dine.
On the other hand, SM Ayala and Glorietta house upscale shops and mass-market retail stores. The Glorietta mall is probably the biggest mall in the area, with a huge choice of restaurants, shops, and services.
This is just beside Landmark, another fantastic mall that offers a wide variety of affordable clothing accessories, furniture and everything else.
If you aren’t shopping, you can walk around the area as it’s absolutely a great place for people to watch and feel the pulse of the city. Besides its huge buildings and spectacular malls, relaxing open areas and refreshing green spaces are also found around this modern district of Makati.
One of its impressive parks is the Ayala Triangle Gardens which is absolutely a perfect place to do a morning walk or chill read books and enjoy the beautiful view of the garden surrounded by Makati’s tall buildings.