Ortigas Center

Ortigas Center

While it may be overlooked due to the Makati Central Business District, Ortigas Center in Pasig City is more than just a place for yuppies to work. While the Center hosts a slew of offices ranging from fast food businesses to call centers, it is also home to several malls, schools, churches, and museums.

The country’s largest mall, with a maximum capacity of 4 million people, can be found here. SM Megamall has four large buildings, which houses over 1,000 stores and eating establishments. Megamall is one of the few places in the Metro where you can shop, dine, and even renew your passport and driver’s license, all at the same time.

If SM Megamall seems a little too excessive for you, there’s The Podium right next door. It’s a lot smaller and usually a lot less crowded.

The Shangri-La Plaza Mall can also be found in Ortigas Center. Head over here if you’re hoping to do a little more upscale shopping, as the mall carries high-end brands like Brooks Brothers, Kate Spade, and Ralph Lauren.

Night owls will be pleased at what Ortigas Center has to offer after hours. Metrowalk houses many bars and restaurants that don’t get as crowded as the ones in the Makati and Taguig areas.

If you’d rather spend your money soaking up the culture and history of the Philippines, don’t worry, Ortigas Center has got you covered. The area is home to the EDSA Shrine, a shrine that commemorates the peaceful demonstrations that overthrew two Philippine presidents: Ferdinand Marcos in 1986 and Joseph Estrada in 2001.

The oldest privately-run museum is found in this area too. The Lopez Museum and Library has over 500 paintings and artifacts in its collection and over 10,000 books, articles, and other primary sources in its library. There are no permanent exhibitions at this museum, so you’ll always be sure to see something new.

It may not be as busy or as glamorous as Makati, but Ortigas Center certainly has a lot to offer.

Top Rated Restaurants in Ortigas Center

  1. BONO Gelato
    4.5 Stars
    Gelato
    127 Reviews View
  2. Café Breton
    4.5 Stars
    Café
    77 Reviews View
  3. The Café Mediterranean
    4.5 Stars
    Mediterranean
    27 Reviews View
  4. BLK 513
    4.5 Stars
    Frozen Yogurt
    138 Reviews View
  5. Auntie Anne's
    5.0 Stars
    Snack
    19 Reviews View
  6. Seven Corners
    4.5 Stars
    Buffet
    90 Reviews View
  7. Brasas
    4.0 Stars
    Latin American
    243 Reviews View
  8. Madeca
    4.0 Stars
    Mexican
    215 Reviews View
  9. Sebastian's Ice Cream
    4.5 Stars
    Ice Cream
    93 Reviews View
  10. Borough
    4.0 Stars
    American
    306 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Ortigas Center

  1. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    41 Reviews View
  2. Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    32 Reviews View
  3. Holiday Inn Galleria
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    30 Reviews View
  4. Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    44 Reviews View
  5. BSA Twin Tower Ortigas
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    16 Reviews View
  6. The Malayan Plaza
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    13 Reviews View
  7. Discovery Suites
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    22 Reviews View
  8. Go Hotels Ortigas Center
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in Ortigas Center

  1. BONO Gelato
    4.5 Stars
    Gelato
    127 Reviews View
  2. Café Breton
    4.5 Stars
    Café
    77 Reviews View
  3. Toby's Estate Coffee
    4.5 Stars
    Coffee
    70 Reviews View
  4. The Café Mediterranean
    4.5 Stars
    Mediterranean
    27 Reviews View
  5. BLK 513
    4.5 Stars
    Frozen Yogurt
    138 Reviews View
  6. Auntie Anne's
    5.0 Stars
    Snack
    19 Reviews View
  7. Seven Corners
    4.5 Stars
    Buffet
    90 Reviews View
  8. Brasas
    4.0 Stars
    Latin American
    243 Reviews View
  9. Madeca
    4.0 Stars
    Mexican
    215 Reviews View
  10. Sebastian's Ice Cream
    4.5 Stars
    Ice Cream
    93 Reviews View

Popular Areas in Ortigas Center

  1. Robinsons Galleria

    Robinsons Galleria

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