One of the multi-awarded cities of the Philippines, Marikina City is located in the eastern part of Metro Manila.
Situated on the plain of the Marikina River Valley, it is bounded on the north by the town of San mateo
in Rizal Province, on the east by Antipolo City, on the south
by Pasig City and the town of Cainta in the province of Rizal,
on the west by Quezon City. It has a total land area of 21.5 square kilometers, slightly
smaller than Manila. In fact, the city government of Manila owns a property called Boystown in
this city where buildings for street children and an elementary and a high school
are located. The city was founded by Jesuit Missionaries in 1630 but it was in 1787 that it was declared a pueblo or town. Its first gobernadorcillo was Don Benito Mendoza.
Marikina City Hall
The city is famous for the production of footwear, particularly shoes, thus earning the title shoe capital of the
Philippines. The city is also home to the large Fortune tobacco factory. Other factories in the city manufacture processed food,
metal products, and chemicals.
Shopping Centers in the city includes Riverbanks and SM Mall.
Marikina is a great place to do business. It is a clean and green city with a local government that is business-friendly.
Entrepreneurs are welcome to invest in environment-friendly businesses like service industries. The city is promoting investment in commercial complexes,
mass housing, tourist facilities, finance and business process outsourcing. Industrial activities are also welcome provided that they
do not harm the environment.
Must-See Places of Interest in Marikina City
- Shoe Museum
- Our Lady of the Abandoned Church
Marikina Residential Condominiums
Marikina Sports Plaza
Back to top