Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Makati: Discover spirituality and history in Poblacion


If you seek to travel back in time while immersed in the modern cityscape, Saints Peter and Paul Church (known as Makati Church) presents an experience that appeals to both history enthusiasts and those in search of spiritual solace.

The majestic structure has gracefully withstood the test of time for over four centuries, preserving the rich tapestry of the Philippines' cultural heritage.

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Recently, in a ceremony held just days after celebrating the feast day of its patron saints, Sts. Peter and Paul Church earned the distinguished honor of being officially recognized as one of the country's important cultural properties by the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP).

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The designation underscores the church's deep historical and cultural significance, solidifying its place as a cherished landmark that embodies the essence of the nation's heritage.


“The declaration of this beautiful church is also a way of saying there is so much to discover about Makati’s history and heritage,” Dr. Mary Jane Louise Bolunia, NMP’s chief archaeologist said.

Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Poblacion, Makati City, the church stands as a beacon of history amid the bustling urban landscape.

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While indulging in the modern amenities, vibrant markets, and world-class dining experiences offered by the city, travelers can embark on a journey of discovery, exploring both the architectural marvels of the church and the dynamic cultural scene that thrives in this cosmopolitan hub.

Lub D, the largest hostel in the Philippines, recommends several places to explore within Poblacion. Begin your journey by delving into the local heritage at Museo ng Makati, where intriguing exhibits narrate the city's captivating history. For those seeking an artistic touch, a visit to Arte Tattoo will leave a lasting impression. Food enthusiasts can savor the culinary delights of El Chupacabra and the unique dining experience at Hole in the Wall.

Century Mall and Power Plant Mall also present excellent opportunities for shopping and entertainment, catering to diverse interests.

However, in the middle of the vibrant cityscape, don't forget to take a leisurely stroll around the tranquil surroundings of Saints Peter and Paul Church. The peaceful ambiance within and around the church provides a serene escape from the urban hustle, allowing the travelers to immerse themselves in a blend of spiritual reflection and appreciation for history.

Whether you're a history aficionado, a devotee seeking spiritual solace, or a traveler eager to explore the vibrant cityscape of Makati, Saints Peter and Paul Church promises an unforgettable experience.