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Review of Ayala Center

Ayala Center
Ranked #6 of 76 things to do in Makati
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Ayala Center is a 50-hectare commercial development operated by Ayala Land located in the Makati Central Business District in Metro Manila, Philippines. It is comprised of the Greenbelt and Glorietta malls, each with its own shopping and restaurant arcades and cinemas; three department stores, a number of hotels; and the Ayala Museum, showcasing exhibits on Philippine history and art. It is bounded by Ayala Avenue on the east, Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) on the south, Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay road) on the west, and Legazpi Street and Paseo de Roxas to the north. The Ayala MRT Station of the MRT Line 3 serves the area.
Reviewed 13 May 2014

If you haven't been to Ayala Center yet, try scheduling a day for there are lots to see and explore, especially if you're into shopping, browsing and good food. Lots of stores and restaurants, and great ambiance both inside and outside.

2  Thank dandman174
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

been here to explore little bit a Makati area.Nice place,great ambiance.need to check the place since its easy to lost the direction if your not always visiting the place.Everything were here from attraction,shopping and food.

2  Thank enjoyfunlovetravels
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

It is a mall. A massive interconnected web of several malls and department stores but the only indication you move from one to the other is a fresh set of security guards so it is functionally a single space. There mall has your usual mall features, stores, cinemas and a ton of western and local fast food joints.

4  Thank CraigF84
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

This is to review the attractions of the facilities in the Ayala Center, which include the Greenbelt, Glorietta, and SM Malls, the Landmark Department Store and the Ayala Museum, which are all interconnected into one complex. I consider the most appealing of these to be the Greenbelt mall, which includes 5 huge buildings, with a huge central area filled with greenery. In the evening, many people sit in the inner courtyard in café-like settings provided by its first floor restaurants. Mall staff clearly have wiped out the mosquitos and almost all the other insects which could have thrived on the waters of this inner area. My wife and myself have spent pleasant hours each day exploring this mall as we stayed at a hotel near this mall, when I had business in Makiti.
The Greenbelt Mall, like the Glorietta Mall, is filled with hundreds of restaurants, some with great food, some with not-so-good food. Building 1 even has a Jollibee and a Wendy's restaurant for those more budget conscious, and there is also a large supermarket across from Wendy's for those, perhaps, who would like to take food and drinks to their hotel room.
After searching the web I found a helpful guide that recommends some few restaurants in the Greenbelt and Gloreitta mall and on adjoining streets, which I put to good use. (If you would like to see this, google to: Makati Travel Guide Wikitravel, and go to the section on restaurants.)
The Landmark is a huge department store where you can find a great variety of items, ones too that will not empty your wallet. It is connected with the Greenbelt and Glorietta malls with second-floor walkways. The crowds of people there show how popular this department store is. There is a food court an escalator ride down into the basement level, which I found amazing for its restaurants, which include Greenwich, Classic Savory, KFC and Max's Restaurants (though I did not try out the food in this food court.)
The Glorietta Mall like the Greenbelt Mall is itself a huge complex. This mall's buildings are interconnected with inside corridors. But it lacks the inner courtyard that is a great appeal of the Greenbelt Mall. However, my wife and I enjoyed exploring this mall as well.
Some people do not go to the Ayala Center, calling its stores expensive. However, my wife and I much enjoyed simply walking and looking, You also could shop at the Landmark Department Store if the prices of mall stores seem a problem.
I found the SM Mall, which is connected with the Glorietta Mall, a disappointment, with not a good deal to offer.
The Ayala Museum, which you can enter via its approach at the Greenbelt 4 building, is worth seeing for those who would like to see its 4th floor rich gold collection from ancient pre-Spanish Philippines, and the 2nd floor dioramas of Philippine history, going from 20,000 B.C. to the EDSA revolution which overthrew Marcos.
Those Catholics who would like to go to a morning, afternoon or evening mass at the Greenbelt chapel will find masses whose participants like being there, and in an attractive setting. This chapel, set in the middle of the greenery of the Greenbelt courtyard is surrounded with pools with swarms of golden fish. I much enjoyed watching my wife and others feeding these fish.

8  Thank Michael_Spencer_12
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Put your walking shoes on.Lots and lots of shops and restaurants,varing in quality and price.You have various malls here:Glorietta,Greenbelt,landmark.You are also next to the Ayala station providing you with cheap transport to your hotel.

2  Thank queencharlie
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