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Makati City, known as the bustling financial hub of the Philippines, is not just a concrete jungle of towering skyscrapers and bustling streets. Beneath its surface lies a hidden gem: Southeast Asia's longest pedestrian underpass network. Spanning a total of 2 kilometers, this labyrinthine system of walkways provides safe passage for pedestrians and commuters across the city's bustling streets.



Developed jointly by Ayala Land and the Makati Commercial Estates Association (MCEA), Makati's underground walkways have been a game-changer since their inception.


The first of these underpasses, located on Legazpi Street, was constructed in 1995 as a response to the heavy traffic congestion plaguing the city in the 1990s. Since then, Makati's subterranean network has expanded to encompass several key areas within the Central Business District (CBD), offering a convenient and efficient way for pedestrians to navigate the city.


But Makati's underpasses are more than just utilitarian walkways; they are also celebrated for their artistic flair. Adorning the interiors of these passageways are vibrant murals created by talented Filipino artists. These artworks not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of the underpasses but also serve as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines.

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Dubbed as #LetsWalkMakati, this initiative invites residents and visitors alike to explore the underground marvels of Makati and discover the diverse artworks adorning the walls of the pedestrian underpasses. From vibrant murals to intricate sculptures, each artwork tells a unique story, reflecting the spirit and identity of the Filipino people.



Among the highlights of this underground art gallery are:

1. Apartment Ridge Underpass: A gateway to the vibrant Apartment Ridge area, adorned with captivating artworks that capture the essence of urban living.

2. Legazpi Underpass: Named after the nearby Legazpi Village, this underpass showcases a blend of modern and traditional Filipino art forms, paying homage to the city's rich history.

3. Makati Ave. Underpass: Serving as a thoroughfare for pedestrians along Makati Avenue, this underpass features dynamic murals that reflect the energy and dynamism of city life.

4. Paseo De Roxas Underpass: A visual feast for the senses, this underpass boasts colorful artworks that celebrate the beauty of nature and the environment.



5. Paseo-Villar Underpass: Built from 2019–2021; connects the north side of  Ayala Triangle Gardens to Salcedo Village.

6. Salcedo Underpass: Named after the iconic Salcedo Village, this underpass serves as a canvas for contemporary art forms, showcasing bold and innovative artworks that push the boundaries of creativity.

7. Sedeño Underpass: Located near the bustling Ayala Triangle Gardens, this underpass features sculptures and installations that evoke a sense of tranquility and harmony amidst the urban landscape.

8. V.A. Rufino Underpass: Named after the renowned V.A. Rufino Street, this underpass is a testament to Makati's vibrant art scene, with eclectic artworks that reflect the city's cosmopolitan spirit.




Makati Underpass Map Guide


ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN MANILA 

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As visitors traverse through this underground art gallery, they are not only treated to a visual feast but also reminded of the power of art to inspire, provoke thought, and unite communities.


MAKATI UNDERPASS: Longest Underground Pedestrian Network in Southeast Asia


Makati City, known as the bustling financial hub of the Philippines, is not just a concrete jungle of towering skyscrapers and bustling streets. Beneath its surface lies a hidden gem: Southeast Asia's longest pedestrian underpass network. Spanning a total of 2 kilometers, this labyrinthine system of walkways provides safe passage for pedestrians and commuters across the city's bustling streets.



Developed jointly by Ayala Land and the Makati Commercial Estates Association (MCEA), Makati's underground walkways have been a game-changer since their inception.


The first of these underpasses, located on Legazpi Street, was constructed in 1995 as a response to the heavy traffic congestion plaguing the city in the 1990s. Since then, Makati's subterranean network has expanded to encompass several key areas within the Central Business District (CBD), offering a convenient and efficient way for pedestrians to navigate the city.


But Makati's underpasses are more than just utilitarian walkways; they are also celebrated for their artistic flair. Adorning the interiors of these passageways are vibrant murals created by talented Filipino artists. These artworks not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of the underpasses but also serve as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines.

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Dubbed as #LetsWalkMakati, this initiative invites residents and visitors alike to explore the underground marvels of Makati and discover the diverse artworks adorning the walls of the pedestrian underpasses. From vibrant murals to intricate sculptures, each artwork tells a unique story, reflecting the spirit and identity of the Filipino people.



Among the highlights of this underground art gallery are:

1. Apartment Ridge Underpass: A gateway to the vibrant Apartment Ridge area, adorned with captivating artworks that capture the essence of urban living.

2. Legazpi Underpass: Named after the nearby Legazpi Village, this underpass showcases a blend of modern and traditional Filipino art forms, paying homage to the city's rich history.

3. Makati Ave. Underpass: Serving as a thoroughfare for pedestrians along Makati Avenue, this underpass features dynamic murals that reflect the energy and dynamism of city life.

4. Paseo De Roxas Underpass: A visual feast for the senses, this underpass boasts colorful artworks that celebrate the beauty of nature and the environment.



5. Paseo-Villar Underpass: Built from 2019–2021; connects the north side of  Ayala Triangle Gardens to Salcedo Village.

6. Salcedo Underpass: Named after the iconic Salcedo Village, this underpass serves as a canvas for contemporary art forms, showcasing bold and innovative artworks that push the boundaries of creativity.

7. Sedeño Underpass: Located near the bustling Ayala Triangle Gardens, this underpass features sculptures and installations that evoke a sense of tranquility and harmony amidst the urban landscape.

8. V.A. Rufino Underpass: Named after the renowned V.A. Rufino Street, this underpass is a testament to Makati's vibrant art scene, with eclectic artworks that reflect the city's cosmopolitan spirit.




Makati Underpass Map Guide


ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN MANILA 

Klook.com

As visitors traverse through this underground art gallery, they are not only treated to a visual feast but also reminded of the power of art to inspire, provoke thought, and unite communities.


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