Salcedo Saturday Market | Things to do in Makati City-Metro Manila
|Open:||Saturday, 7am - 2pm|
|Address:||Jaime Velasquez Park, in Leviste cor. Toledo and Tordesillas Streets, Salcedo Village, Makati City, Metro Manila|
|Fee:||Pay as you buy|
Surrounded by skyscrapers, Ayala Triangle is an urban oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the business district Makati. Visitors can go jogging here, have a picnic, marvel at the public sculptures, or simply hangout. Coffee shops and restaurants also dot one side of the park, serving as a favorite hangout place among young professionals. With more than a hundred trees, Ayala Triangle is the largest park with the most number of trees in Makati City. At the corners of the park are three monuments: a statue of Benigno Aquino, the assassinated Martial Law Hero; of Sultan Kudarat, the Sultan of Mindanao during the Spanish era; and of Gabriela Silang, the revolutionary heroine from Ilocos during the Spanish invasion.
Ayala Museum in Makati City is an ambitious take on viewing the country’s rich history from a refreshing perspective. Two of the museum’s most prominent galleries are the Diorama Experience and the Gold of Ancestors.
The Diorama Experience highlights 60 events that shaped Philippine history. The scenes are recreated in miniature wooden figures, stage-designed in glass boxes like a cultural barbie house. Located on the fourth floor, meanwhile, the Gold of Ancestors showcases ancient Filipinos’ incredible craftsmanship on the most malleable and most coveted metal on earth, gold. This gallery displays an astonishing 1,059 gold items pre-dating the Spanish period. Besides these two prominent galleries, Ayala Museum has an extensive collection of Chinese and Southeast Asian ceramics, as well as rare fashionable garments from the 18th and 19th century Philippines. On the third floor, you’ll find the Masters Galleries, which feature pioneering Filipino artists such as Fernando Amorsolo and Fernando Zobel.
Located in the heart of Poblacion, Makati’s hip district, Commune
place for coffee connoisseurs, culture buffs, expats and
As owner Ros Juan is an advocate for the promotion of
coffee, the cafe offers coffee selections from all over the
from Benguet in the north to Basilan in the south. Most
on the coffee menu is the Liberica from Batangas, roasted inhouse in a manner
that brings out its unique jackfruit aroma.
Specialty: LIBERICA COFFEE
Things to do nearby
- Learn how to make your very own traditional Filipino adobo in just an hour through this class!
- Take home tips and tricks from experienced hawkers who will be leading the cooking session
- Enjoy the hands-on guidance of the English-speaking guides and the fun energy of the 10-seater class
- Extend your gastronomic adventure in Filipino Food Street after this cultural experience
- Join this small class size of a maximum of 10 students that provides optimal learning and interaction
- All classes will be provided with an invited Filipino chef
Get to know what's happening in the hippest part of town! Learn about the country's main financial district and the lives of everyday Filipinos. Will also tell you about the best spots to eat and drink around Poblacion. Start and finish the tour at Z Hostel. At the end of the tour we will also take you up the the Z Hostel's roof deck for drinks and more information about the city.
Drink and dance the night away with our Manila Pub Crawl, the ultimate tour for the sleepless and restless. Manila has long since claimed the crown for the home of city pubs, and home to the most excellent gastronomic eats. Follow the pub music and discover the best of the best pubs that guarantee full stomachs and glasses that are half full.
Where to stay
Inspired by a creative genius, The Picasso is where vintage meets novelty, where a hotel experience is transformed into an affair with the arts. Located at the Makati Central Business District, this boutique hotel is the ideal starting point for exploring the vibrant energy of our city life. This is The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, where art and passion live.
The financial center of the Philippines, Makati is one of the 16 cities that constitute Metro Manila. Conveniently located within the charming Salcedo Village in the Makati Central Business District, Citadines Salcedo Makati sits in an area teeming with a variety of restaurants, bars and cafés, and whole slew of other lifestyle options like yoga studios, an art auction house and weekend market.The apart’hotel is also closely linked to various financial and corporate offices including Citibank Tower, Ayala Tower and the Philippines Stock Exchange, making it an ideal base for business travellers.Offering a range of accommodation from studios to two-bedroom apartments, each apartment comes with stylishly appointed interiors with hints of traditional Filipino craftsmanship alongside modern amenities. Guests can also enjoy a range of business and leisure facilities within the apart’hotel during their stay.
Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel is a 271-room four-star international hotel located in the city’s hip business and urban residential enclave, Salcedo Village, Makati, only 30 minutes from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, 15 minutes away from Bonifacio Global City and offering convenient access to some of the city’s best attractions such as The Ayala Triangle, Greenbelt, and Ayala Museum. An array of restaurants, bars and cafes are also at guests’ fingertips. The property is perfect for leisure and business travellers as well as those looking for long-stay accommodation.
Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel features 271 well-appointed Premier rooms and one, two and three-bedroom suites. The rooms radiate a homely feel. The Premier rooms feature a kitchenette while the larger units also boast a kitchen as well as a separate living and dining area. The other features include queen-size bed or twin beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, alarm clock radio, bar fridge, phone and flat screen TV with large selection of local and international channels.
Start the day with a good cup of coffee at the coffee shop and cap it with dinner at one of our in-house restaurants. A la carte menu are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In-room dining is also available.
Getting there and around
Jaime Velasquez Park, in Leviste cor. Toledo and Tordesillas Streets, Salcedo Village, Makati City, Metro ManilaGet directions