Must-See Museums and Art Galleries in Makati City

Makati City, Philippines — Everyone knows Makati is good for a fun time but did you know that it is also a place where you can indulge the more cultural side of your personality. Makati is filled with fantastic museums and art galleries and for those who like to mix up the hedonistic with the cerebral, you will find Makati to be a great place to indulge all of your passions.

Ayala Museum photo courtesy of Wikipedia
Ayala Museum photo courtesy of Wikipedia

In the past, Makati had a bit of a bad reputation as a place that wasn’t suitable for families or those looking for the more cultural things in life, but nothing, in fact, could be further from the truth.

The Ayala Museum on the corner of De La Rosa Street in Greenbelt Park is a fantastic cultural treasure trove. Adults and children will all find something magical to stare at when you visit this favorite museum near Ayala Center. Everything from jazz to educational talks and programs along with plenty of contemporary and famous exhibitions by well known Filipino and international artists can be found at the Ayala Museum.

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The Museo Ng Makati is another great stop for gallery and lovers of beautiful things. Located in JP Rizal on the corner of Mabini Street in Poblacion, this Makati City storehouse of good taste is a great place to soak up Filipino culture and enjoy the ambiance of the good life. Regular programs of music, comedy, and cultural talks provide great entertainment for those who are bored with the usual Makati thrills.

Philippine Army Museum
Philippine Army Museum

For those who have a more martial mentality, a must see in the Philippine Army Museum HQ at Point A in Fort Bonifacio. From weapon collections to historical mementos and armaments, this museum provides visitors with a history of the proud and strong military of the Philippines.

An altogether different experience can be had at the Yuchengco Museum on Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati City. This is a great place to enjoy some sophisticated artwork while also getting a feel for the intense cultural experience of life in Makati and the Philippines.

Yuchengco Museum in Makati
Yuchengco Museum in Makati

With a wide variety of programs and activities for people of all ages, this museum is especially popular with visitors from schools and universities in Metro Manila. Don’t be surprised if you see a group of students learning how to appreciate the magnificent collection here.

In short, the reasons why people go to Makati are definitely varied, but what you find there is really just what you are looking for. Whether you are looking for top rated shopping, great galleries, wonderful museums, amazingly indulgent food, or something else – it definitely exists in the wild and crazy world we call Makati.

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