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Marikina City known as the Shoe capital of the Philippines because of the booming industry of shoe industries in the city, it is home to the World's Largest Pairs of Shoes and has a museum that contains collections of shoes owned by famous celebrities and notably the former first lady; Imelda Marcos. Aside from being the shoe capital, it has one of Asia's most disciplined people and Asia and healthiest and most likable people including one of most cleanest cities in Asia which makes it a twin city to Singapore.

Get in

The LRT2 terminal station is Santolan, which brings you into Marikina. SM Marikina is a walkway away, and jeepneys and taxis can take you anywhere else you need to go in the city. The Manila Train Guide [3] has a map and tips on how to use the train system.

Get around

Various modes of transportation are easily available in and around the city. The most affordable mode of transport for the locals is the tricycle that can sit up to 2 persons with a little extra leg room for carry-on in the cabin. It is the most preferred as it zips around the small lanes easily. However, they are not permitted on the highway. Other common modes of transport are the jeepney and taxi cabs.


  • Marikina Shoe Museum, J.P. Rizal St, Marikina, +63 2 646 1634, [1]. 10-7 Mon-Fri. The Shoe Museum traces the history of shoe industry in Marikina. It currently houses traditional Filipino footwear as well as some 1,500 shoes from the famous Imelda Marcos collection.


If you want go swimming, you can do it in Marikina Sport Center ( & scroll down). It´s nice there, and not too many people.



  • Bonchalet II, (River Park).
  • Johnny's Fried Chicken. Serves fried chicken. Known as the fried of Marikina.



  • Marikina Hotel, Pio Del Pilar St. cor. Tangerine St., Brgy. Concepcion II, Marikina City, +632 998 8342 to 45 (fax: +632 998 8341), [2]. The Marikina Hotel, managed by the respected group that also handles the El Cielito group of inns, is one of the more popular hotels in the city. Best rates on official website start at US$29.

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