Marikina has a reputation for its local shoe producers.
By trainThe Line 2 (Blue Line) serves Marikina; the present eastern terminus, Santolan Station, serves is found in Pasig, but it brings you across to the city. Crossing the pedestrian overpass from the station brings you to the Riverbanks area.
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 is the first bicycle-friendly city in the Philippines; bike lanes are placed on major roads, unfortunately, not all drivers respect this.
Our Lady of Abandoned Parishaddress: V.Gomez Street, Sta. ElenaOur Lady of Abandoned is the patron saint of Marikina. This is a large church renovated in 2013.
Marikina River ParkBeside the Marikina River, this river park hosts the Annual Christmas Tiangge usually starts at November and ends at January. Many people used to bike, jog and walk here. You can see here the Our Lady of Lourdes Pagoda, Chinese Temple, Marikitna, Senior Citizen Gazeebo, Roman Park, Sto. Nino Skating park. It also features bars and restaurants
Riverbanks CenterA business center beside the Marikina River. It is a center for leisure, entertainment and shopping, it contains E-COM Center, Riverbanks Mall, Arcade Center, Marikina Convention Center, Museums, River Park, Carnival, Amphitheatre.
phone: +63 2 646 1634address: J.P. Rizal StThe Shoe Museum traces the history of shoe industry in Marikina. It houses traditional Filipino footwear and 1,500 shoes from the famous Imelda Marcos collection. The museum holds shoes of several famous people including a pair of shoes from each president of the Philippines in chronological order. Other noteworthy shoes are those of celebrities, ambassadors, political figures and even traditional shoes from several countries. On the 2nd floor, you'll read history about shoe making including life-size mannequins depicting the art of shoemaking. You'll also find some unusual shoe sizes like one being 3 feet (91 cm) long.
Kapitan Moy Houseaddress: J.P Rizal AvenueIt is the Cultural Center of Marikina, features the Convention Center and Restaurants Kapitan Moy Building, situated in Marikina, Metro Manila, the Philippines, is the 200-year-old house of Don Laureano Guevarra, known as the founder of the Marikina shoe industry
Marikina Market Malladdress: W. Paz Street cor. J.P. Rizal AvenueIt is located at the Poblacion, features wet and dry market, has 3-floor commercial building
Philippine Science Centrumaddress: Riverbanks CenterPhilippine Science Centrum (PSC) is a premier hands-on science center museum in the country recognized by the Department of Education, Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Tourism as an ideal venue for educational field trip destination where visitors are encouraged to touch, twist, play, hear, see the interactive exhibits displayed. PSC is open to pre-school to college students, families and the general public. PSC showcases over hundred hands-on exhibits in 11 galleries (Lights, Bodyworks, Mathematics, Electricity & Magnetism, Water, Vision and Perception, Infectious Diseases, Earth Science, Space, Kids’ World and Mechanics) and various educational activities, outreach programs and trainings complementing the Department of Education's K to 12 education curriculum and its goal of upgrading the level of science education in the country.
Marikina Sports Centerphone: +63 682-9573address: Sumulong Highway, Bgy. Sto. Niñoan Olympic-size swimming pool, a 400-m track oval, a sports building, an indoor gymnasium and several courts.
Johnny's Fried ChickenServes fried chicken. Known as the fried of Marikina.
Greg and Sallyaddress: Marikina HeightsServes great food and tender steak.
Pan de Americanaaddress: Gen. Ordonez Street, Marikina Heights
Industriya Marikinaaddress: M.A. Roxas Street, CalumpangAn old shoe factory turned restaurant and events venue. Wooden furniture, shoe forms and empty bottles form part of the place’s modern and industrial design. They serve international cuisines including American, Japanese, Italian and Filipino.
Industriya Marikinaaddress: M.A Roxas Street, CalumpangAn old shoe factory turned restaurant and events venue. Wooden furniture, shoe forms and empty bottles form part of the place’s modern and industrial design. They serve international cuisines including American, Japanese, Italian and Filipino.
Bun of Brothersaddress: Azure StreetThe newest addition to the ‘Brothers’ chain of restaurants, which includes Burrito Brothers and Kebab Brothers (and soon to open Breakfast Brothers). Bun of Brothers is a small build-your-own burger joint serving all-American burgers, hotdogs, fries and refreshments.
- SM City Marikina is a shopping mall is located in Calumpang. It has more than a thousand parking slots including provisions for motorcycle parking, a jeepney terminal for commuters, a 4-m wide pedestrian overpass to and from the main mall area to Line 2 Santolan station and another 2.4-m-wide overpass to the Bus Bay 2 area.
- Riverbanks Mall is a shopping mall which contains many outlet store that you can find cheaper branded things. It also contains Save More Supermarket.
- Circle Mall
- Marquinton Mall is a shopping mall located within the Marquinton Residences. Has a Robinsons Supermarket.
phone: +63 2 998 8342address: Pio Del Pilar St. cor. Tangerine St., Brgy. Concepcion IIThe Marikina Hotel, managed by the group that also handles the El Cielito group of inns, is one of the more popular hotels in the city.