Makati City

Makati City

Makati, officially the City of Makati, in the Philippines, is one of the sixteen cities that make up Metro Manila. Makati is located within the circle of 14′40″ °north and 121′3″ °E right at the center of Metro Manila.

Makati is the financial center of the Philippines; it has the highest concentration of multinational and local corporations in the country. Major banks, corporations, department stores as well as foreign embassies are based in Makati. The biggest trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange is situated along the city's Ayala Avenue. Makati is also known for being a major cultural and entertainment hub in Metro Manila.

With a population of 609,123 Makati is the 16th-largest city in the country and ranked as the 41st most densely populated city in the world with 19,336 inhabitants per square kilometer. Although its population is just half a million, the daytime population of the city is estimated to be more than one million during a typical working day because of the large number of people who go to the city to work, shop, and do business.

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Shopping Malls

  • SM Makati

    SM Makati Makati City - Built in September 1975, SM Makati is the flagship store of Shoe Mart, a small shoe retail store that had its roots in the 1950s

  • Power Plant Mall

    Conveniently tucked away in the verdant "city within a city" that is the Rockwell Center, Power Plant Mall provides a unique and leisurely experience

  • Greenbelt Mall

    Greenbelt is a shopping mall located at Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines which is just near Glorietta and SM Makati.


  • Taxi

    Taxis are easiest to get from the malls. You can find them conveniently lined up in SM Makati, Glorietta 4, Glorietta 3, The Landmark, Greenbelt 1 and 3.

  • Bus

    Buses run down the length of Ayala Avenue throughout the day. These can take you up northbound through EDSA or eastward to Roxas Blvd. in Pasay City.

  • Train

    Makati has four MRT stations within its jurisdiction: Guadalupe, Buendia, Ayala Station, which is connected to Ayala Center, and Magallanes Station steps away from Chino Roces Avenue.

All Makati City Neighborhoods

  • Greenbelt

    Refreshing and stylish, Ayala Malls’ Greenbelt, surrounded by a variety of malls, restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels, condos, museums, and parks, is one of the more popular destinations for Manila residents and tourists to shop, dine, chill out, and party.

  • Legazpi Village

    Legazpi is a hip and trendy neighborhood located in Makati CBD.

  • Poblacion

    Poblacion is the old downtown, the new hip!

  • Salcedo Village

    Makati City is jam-packed with lots of nice spots to hang out and enjoy; one of these places is Salcedo Village, a well-known neighborhood for its many business offices and establishments. Like Eastwood City in Libis, Quezon City, Salcedo Village is also home to numerous Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies and reputable international institutions. However, Salcedo Village is not all about the skyscrapers. Take a look around and discover new places that are both fun and extraordinary.