Ayala Avenue

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Ayala Avenue
Ayala Avenue (Makati; 2015-0403) 04.jpg
Part ofC-3 C-3 from Metropolitan Avenue to Gil Puyat Avenue
Length1.9 km (1.2 mi)
RestrictionsFrom Gil Puyat Avenue to EDSA:
  • Philippines road sign R3-6.svg Tricycles and pedicabs
  • Philippines road sign R3-8.svg Trucks
North endMetropolitan Avenue
South end N1 / AH26 (Epifanio de los Santos Avenue)

Ayala Avenue is a major thoroughfare in Makati, Philippines. It is one of the busiest roads in Metro Manila, crossing through the heart of the Makati Central Business District. Because of the many businesses located along the avenue, Ayala Avenue is nicknamed the Wall Street of the Philippines. It is also a major link between Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) and Metropolitan Avenue. Part of Ayala Avenue from Metropolitan Avenue to Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue also forms Circumferential Road 3.


Ayala Avenue south of Makati Avenue, 1982

Ayala Avenue's segment from near V.A. Rufino Street to Makati Avenue used to be the primary runway of the Nielson Airport, which was one of the first airports built in Luzon.[1] The airport was destroyed during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines on December 10, 1941 and resumed operations after the end World War II in 1947. The airport closed in 1948 and its permanent facilities were passed on the owner of the land, Ayala y Compañía. The runways were then converted into roads.

It later created new segments towards Highway 54 (present-day EDSA), Kamagong Street in San Antonio Village,[2] and finally the tip part of South Avenue at Metropolitan Avenue. When the Manila Metro Rail Transit System was established, its flyover was added for left turns onto EDSA heading to Monumento.


Ayala Avenue looking north towards the Ayala Triangle

Ayala Avenue has intersections. Bold indicates street crossings.

Makati Central Business District[edit]

Ayala Avenue Extension[edit]

  • Malugay Street
  • Yakal Street
  • Kamagong Street
  • Metropolitan Avenue / South Avenue


Ayala Center[edit]

The Ayala Center, which comprises eight distinct shopping centers, is partially located on Ayala Avenue, specifically the Glorietta complex, Greenbelt mall, and the 6750 Ayala Avenue, as well as the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

Ayala Triangle[edit]

The Ayala Triangle

The Ayala Triangle is a sub-district of the Makati Central Business District, comprising the parcel of land between Ayala Avenue, Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas, as well as the buildings on those streets. Many multinational companies, banks and other major businesses are located within the triangle. A few upscale boutiques, restaurants and a park called Ayala Triangle Gardens are also located in the area.

PBCom Tower[edit]

PBCom Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the Philippines, is located at Ayala Avenue and V.A. Rufino Street. It serves as the headquarters of two Philippine banks: the Philippine Bank of Communications (the building's namesake) and East West Bank. It is previously the tallest building in the Philippines from 2000 to 2017.

The Philippine Stock Exchange[edit]

One of the trading floors of the Philippine Stock Exchange is located on Ayala Avenue's Ayala Tower One, as well as the old building of the Makati Stock Exchange. Near the building is also a statue of politician Benigno Aquino, Jr., located at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas.

Government-owned buildings[edit]

  • Makati City Police Station
  • Makati City Fire Station
  • Makati City Post Office

Other famous buildings[edit]

Ayala Avenue is home to many other landmark buildings, which house many large Philippine businesses including:

Other structures[edit]


  1. ^ "Neilson Airport under construction, now Ayala Triangle, Makati, Manila, Philippines, March 20, 1937". Flickr. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  2. ^ Metro Manila Street Guide (Map) (2nd ed.). Philippine Map Co., Inc.

Coordinates: 14°33′22″N 121°1′19″E / 14.55611°N 121.02194°E / 14.55611; 121.02194