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Yes, Makati Has Heritage Walking Tours Too, And They're Free
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  • When it comes to heritage walks in the city, many people think of Manila and the surrounding environs of Intramuros. But now, the wealthiest city in the Philippines is now offering a similar tour package for free, according to Makati city’s Facebook page.

    Makati city government has organized daily heritage walks from Tuesday to Sunday that will take you to various historical sites, museums, and galleries in the city. Some of the sites are Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri Church’s Garden Way of the Crosss, Poblacion and the Central Business District as well as Salcedo and Legaspi Market.

    Below is the complete schedule of Makati’s free walking tours, as posted on the city’s Facebook page.

    Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.

    St. Alphonsus Mary de Liguori Church – Garden Way of the Cross

    The stations of the cross feature masterpieces of prominent sculptors of contemporary Philippine art. Meeting point: Glorietta 2 (entrance)

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 4 p.m.

    Poblacion Pub Crawl

    Discover places where you can hang out, dine and unwind in our heritage district.

    Meeting point: Z Hostel

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    Wednesday, 10 a.m.

    Poblacion Heritage Sites (Coming Soon)

    Explore the downtown area of Makati and see the heritage sites hidden among the modern commercial establishments.

    Meeting point: Museo ng Makati

    Wednesday, 2 p.m.

    Central Business District (CBD)

    Immerse in the hustle and bustle of the city as a guide walks you around the area and discover how this wonderful city emerged as the most prosperous city in the country.

    Meeting point: Glorietta 2 (entrance)

    Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m.

    Central Business District (CBD)

    Makati is home to the main offices of multinational companies, foreign and local banks, financial institutions, and half of the country’s top 1,000 corporations. Modern and picturesque skyscrapers are situated in this area.

    Meetng point: Glorietta 2 (Entrance), Palm Drive, Ayala Center

    Friday, 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

    Poblacion Heritage Sites (Coming Soon)

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    Explore the old downtown of Makati and experience the city’s rich cultural heritage that can be traced back to the 1600s.

    Meeting point: Museo ng Makati, J.P. Rizal Avenue, Barangay Poblacion

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    Saturday, 10 a.m.

    Salcedo Market

    This weekend market offers various organic fresh produce, locally made handicrafts, artisanal goods, and a wide variety of food and drinks. It operates from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m at the Jaime Velasquez Park.

    Meeting point: Glorietta 2 (Entrance), Palm Drive, Ayala Center

    Sunday, 10 a.m.

    Legazpi Market

    Eat, shop, and discover a wealth of flavors and new fascinations at the famous Legazpi Market. This open-air market features small-scale businesses, local and international cuisines, handicrafts, eco-friendly items, artisanal goods, and organic produce.

    Meeting point: Glorietta 2 (Entrance), Palm Drive, Ayala Center

    To register for the tours, visit this link.


    This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph.

    *Minor edits have been made by the SmartParenting.com.ph editors.

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