Shopping Concepcion Cor. Arroceros & Marcelino St, Manila, Luzon, Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why SM City Manila is special ?
SM City Manila is the first SM Supermall in the city of Manila. It is located within the corners of Natividad Almeda-Lopez (formerly called Concepcion), A. Villegas (formerly called Arroceros) and San Marcelino Streets in Ermita, Manila just beside the Manila City Hall.
Constructed in a 25,000 m2 lot in 1999 that was formerly where the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) building once stood, SM City Manila transformed the old avenue district into an ultimate shopping destination in the city. One of the largest malls in the city, it proved to be a one-stop destination for shoppers living nearby and mostly caters the youth because of its proximity to several campuses like Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU), Adamson University, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, MAPUA Institute of Technology, Philippine Normal University (PNU), Technological University of the Philippines (TUP), Santa Isabel College, Pamantasan Ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) and many others.
What to explore at SM City Manila?
SM Supermalls, the country’s largest shopping center operator, provides shopping, dining and entertainment options to millions of shoppers daily in over 50 malls in the Philippines and 6 in China. Delivering the ultimate in family fun mall experience is the brand promise. SM Supermalls partners with the best local and global retailers, which aim to provide affordable luxury shopping to all. At SM Supermalls, everything’s here. The SM City Manila provide customers with a fresh and world-class mall experience through innovative and state-of-the-art facilities and services It features major SM brands like the SM Department Store, SM Supermarket, SM Cinemas and SM Foodcourt.
How to get to SM City Manila?
SM City Manila is opposite to Manila City Hall. You can follow these routes to reach the place:
Via LRT, the nearest is from LRT Central Terminal where you only need to walk to Manila City Hall. This is easiest from Baclaran (or Cavite) from the south or Roosevelt/Munoz in Quezon City or Monumento in Caloocan City.
From Antipolo or Mirikina, fastest is via LRT 2 Santolan Station, alight at Recto station then walk on the pedestrian bridgeway to transfer to LRT 1 Doroteo Jose station.
There are numerous jeepney routes passing here from Quezon City: Project 2/3, Project 6, Project 8, Cubao, Fairview. Even the jeepneys bound for Sta. Cruz and Quiapo pass by either to Dapitan or Dimasaland or Blumentritt. From Sampaloc, you can ride jeepneys to Taft Avenue, Kalaw, Remedios, Vito Cruz, Mabini, Herran, Buendia, Rotonda, Baclaran.
- Good place to spend evening, shopping and dining
- A must see for it’s size
- Very good mall with vast selection of items
- Biggest Shopping Mall for all day activites
- Mall Near Manila City Hall
Concepcion Cor. Arroceros & Marcelino St, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Tips for you
Worth a visit to see the huge number of shops and restaurants. Great to escape the heat on a hot day also! The walk along the boardwalk is a nice end.
This is a very large sprawling mall, some inside and quite a lot out which makes the centre feel like a city in itself. Security everywhere so very safe. Good choice of shops but not quite as good as Robinsons in the city I thought.
This shopping centre has everything you could imagine, it even has an ice rinc in the middle of the mall. The mall is crowded throughout the day but if you get there on opening time it will be less crowded
We went there for food and shopping, but I also saw the movie theater, ice arena, and park along side. You may try varieties of cuisines from East to West, I tried the local combo. taste good but a bit salty. Also bought snorkeling gear in sport shop, cost me PH1080, but I realized the material was PVC while I back home. I did my souvenir shopping in supermarket on ground floor, which was wise decision while I saw the price on airport. Over all, nice worthy to try food and shopping there and spend a day without feeling bored.