Ayala Museum exterior Manila

To Do

Solaire

The best of the newly built-up casino district in Manila – it’s fun to peek around the tables or enjoy a drink with a waterside view. They’re also known for bringing in top entertainment acts so make sure you check their concert calendar.

Carlos Celdran Walking Tour

The best way to see Manila’s oldest district is with Carlos. A performing artist and an activist (and quite a famous one at that) Carlos brings approachability and humour to the historic core of the country. We suggest you end the tour with a sunset drink at The Bayleaf Hotel.

Salcedo and Legaspi Markets

These markets take place on Saturdays and Sundays respectively and boast a mix of specialist food stalls and knick-knacks. Stop by the Ding Perez stall for woven mats and backpacks of all colours. Ask anyone and they’ll show you the way.

  • Jaime C. Velasquez Park
    Salcedo Village
    Makati

Art Fair or Art in the Park

Should you find yourself in Manila in February, the annual Art Fair showcases the best of contemporary Filipino art in a transformed car park in the centre of the city. Art in the Park is run by the same team and celebrates up-and-coming Filipino artists every year in March.

Pinto Art Gallery

An outdoor museum celebrating Filipino art and culture. It is a bit of a trek from Makati, but definitely worth it if you are an art enthusiast.

  • +63 2 697 1015
  • San Roque, Antipolo
    Rizal

Ayala Museum

If you have an hour to spare, spend it on Filipino history – visit the dioramas on the second floor for a quick but comprehensive introduction. Don’t miss the spectacular gold collection on the fourth floor, where you can find dramatic jewellery made from precious metals discovered between the 9th and 13th centuries AD.

  • +63 2 757 3000
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  • Makati Avenue Cor. Dela Rosa Street
    Greenbelt Park, Makati
    1224

Binondo Food Tour in Chinatown

We recommend getting to know the oldest Chinatown in the world by eating your way around it.

Solaire

Selcedo and Legaspi Markets

Pinto Art Gallery

Ayala Museum

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