Marikina City has made its name for being the shoe capital of the country since the 60’s. It has manufactured and supplied 70% of the country’s population then. Marikina is also the largest leather shoes exporter of the country today. Anywhere you go, you will see a shoe store in this city, may it be large or small.
Over the last few years, Marikina is also becoming popular for producing purses and hand bags. The materials used for these are similar to the ones used in making Marikina’s well-known shoes which boasts both beauty and quality. The designs can be categorized as elegant, classy, and or funky. The best part of this is that the quality is superb and the prices are very affordable.
Another thing that makes people want to come and visit the city is the famous streets of restaurants. It is also making its name as a new “food mecca” in the metro. From the likes of Maginhawa Street in Quezon City and Brgy. Kapitolyo in Pasig; Lilac street has also become a popular place to go to for the foodies. The whole street is neighboring with a large variety of cuisines. You can choose from Mexican, Korean, Singaporean, Chinese, Japanese, Wester style dishes and more.
The city has not only been awarded as one of the best cities when it comes to cleanliness and orderliness in the country, but it has also kept up with its economic and business side. The city has so much more to offer and it excites not only the locals but also the other cities’ residents around it. For those who haven’t had the chance to explore Marikina, now is a great time. Visit the different landmarks and attractions and you will be surprised how this city has come a long way from simply being the shoe capital of the country to the next best city.