When you think about Marikina, different kinds of shoes would immediately popped in our mind. Of course the shoes that you are wearing were mostly made in Marikina. This place really offered lots of charms to us, as this town is obviously booming. Now if you like to go to Marikina, do not forget to visit the historical Nuestra Senora de los Desamparados known also as Our Lady of Abandoned Church. This church was built in 1700’s by Augustinians. The church was tested through war and earthquakes, although they have already change some of the structures and it is relatively new however they still able to preserve the historical structure of the church. The Location of the church is corner J.P Rizal and V. Gomez Streets.
Near the Our Lady of Abandoned Church is the old rice mill, which local government turned it into a Shoe Museum or the city’s footwear history and heritage. You can see there early days of footwear making, a collection shoes from former presidents and of course the famous of varieties of shoes from the former first lady Imelda Marcos, their other related items like clothes. When you enter the Shoe Museum you should also bring some money with you, as they are collecting entrance fees, I am just not sure how much will it be nowadays. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon from Monday to Sunday except holidays.
These are just two of those amazing spots that you can find in Marikina, I will try to continue to write next time about this place and I am sure you will be interested to visit the place.