Uncover the story of Makati, the commercial and economic hub of the Philippines
From $55 per person
Duration: 4 Hours
English Speaking DOT accredited tour guide
Food and Beverages
Unveil the history of the city that has evolved to become Metro Manila´s most modern, as well as the Philippine´s premier business and financial center.
For this guided tour, our first stop is the Nielson Tower along Ayala Avenue, the country’s first airport built in 1937, currently converted into an upscale restaurant. Proceed to the Museo ng Makati, to see the city’s glorious past in full display through paintings, murals, film-showings, stage presentations, lectures, workshops and exhibits. The museum itself is housed in an old structure built in 1918 that served as the first town hall of Makati.
Next is a stop at the Saints Peter and Paul Parish, the first and oldest church in Makati, built in 1620 with intricate designs and Spanish-type architecture. Nearby is the parish church of Our Lady of Guadalupe built by the Augustinian friars in 1629. Often referred to as the “Guadalupe Ruins,” the original church was of Doric structure with massive buttresses to support its vault of hewn stones taken from the still visible but extinct Guadalupe Quarry.
From Guadalupe, we will then visit the American Cemetery and Memorial. The cemetery site or the resting place of our soldiers who lost their lives during the WWII, covers 152 acres. This contains the largest number of graves of any cemetery for U.S. personnel killed during World War II, a total of 17,191 and 36,286 missing in action who are recorded upon the walls of the memorial.
Our tour ends at the Ayala Center where guests have the option to take an optional tour of the Ayala Museum, or spend the rest of their time exploring the Ayala Center.
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