Just a couple of weeks ago, I accompanied my high school teacher and her husband to Marikina, the shoe capital of the Philippines, where a fraction of Imelda shoes is said to be on display inside a museum. They came all the way from UK just to see Imelda's big collection of shoes. I, honestly, am not a fan of these shoes but having a glimpse of it is somewhat very interesting.
Marikina Shoe Museum was our destination. This bahay na bato, located at the heart of Marikina City (corner of the streets J.P. Rizal and Mendoza) houses a lot of shoes. Not just simple shoes I must say, but shoes of the many respected individuals in the world of entertainment, politics, sports and many more.
|the Marikina Shoe Museum, a Bahay na Bato just in front of the Our Lady of the Abandoned Church.|
|a large shoe on display|
|shoes of Bayani Fernando, one of Marikina City's most glorified fathers.|
We visited the museum last May 31. It has an entrance fee of P50.00 and it is open from 9am 'til 5pm on all days of the week except during Sundays.