Quezon City Sightseeing


Quezon City

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  • Quezon Memorial Circle. A national park and shrine bounded by the Elliptical Road. At its center is a mausoleum containing the remains of Manuel L. Quezon, the second President of the Philippines.
    The Park surrounding the shrine is one of the few green lungs in the city, and is a haven for joggers and bikers alike. There are also eating establishments within the park, for those who'd rather sit and people watch.
    A railway station is being planned to open up in the park, but until then the best option for a tourist is to take a cab.

  • Mabuhay Rotonda - Formerly known as "Welcome Rotonda" before the name was changed into "Mabuhay" during the 1990s. Built in 1948 during the term of Mayor Ponciano Bernardo. Quezon City has just been declared the capital of the Philippines on July 17, 1948 and so the monument was build to welcome people to the capital, hence “Welcome Rotonda”.

  • Tandang Sora Birth Site - The place where the house of Melchora Aquino stood. It was in this site that she took care of the wounded Katipuneros and provided them food and shelter. Known as "Tandang Sora" she was officially adopted "Heroine of Quezon City" by a City Council Resolution. She died at the age of 107 on March 12, 1919.
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    Nature and Wildlife

  • Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife - located near the Quezon Memorial City and houses a zoological and botanical garden, complete with a man-made lagoon for boating activities.

  • La Mesa Eco Park. A beautiful 5 hectare eco park on the outskirts of Quezon city. A haven for people who'd like to get away from the heat and dust of the city. Quite hard to find though, and there is little public transport going there.

  • Quezon City Memorial Circle - National park and shrine located in Quezon City. The park is an ellipse bounded by the Elliptical Road. Its main feature is a mausoleum containing the remains of Manuel L. Quezon, the second President of the Philippines, and his wife, First Lady Aurora Quezon.
  • Churches


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  • Santo Domingo Church - home to the statue of the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, said to be more than 400 years old.

  • San Pedro Bautista - one of the oldest churches in the country, housing the bones of the patron saint. There is also a catacomb in the basement of the church where the friars of the past were buried.

  • Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish Church - A quiet church near former President Cory Aquino and current President Noynoy Aquino located in Brgy. West Triangle, Quezon City

  • Capitol City Baptist Church - located in West Avenue

  • Iglesia Ni Cristo Templo Central, 1 Central Avenue, New Era (Travel northwest on Commonwealth Avenue toward and past Quezon Memorial Circle, +63 907 583 1440. 8:00AM to 5:00PM every day. Central Temple of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ). The Central Complex includes the Central Temple, which is an 8,000-seat church with one of the largest pipe organs in the Philippines; the Iglesia Ni Cristo Museum, which showcases the history of the Church in exhibits and artifacts from all over the world, marking its global expansion; the Tabernacle, a large multi-purpose meeting and presentation hall; and the New Era University and College of Evangelical Ministry, which are the flagship educational campuses of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, established in 1979.
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  • Museo ng Buhay Pilipino - houses furnishings, tools, and implements used by Filipinos in the past
  • Other Places of Interest

    Araneta Center

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  • Tomas Morato and Timog Avenue Tourist Belt Area - where restaurants, bars, clubs, and other retail and entertainment establishments are found

  • Goethe Institute Art Gallery - this is a gallery displaying early to mid-19th century Philippine art works

  • La Loma Cockpit - one of the biggest cockpit arena in the country where cock fighting or sabong is held during Sundays and holidays. This supposed sport results in a cruel forced fight to the death between 2 male 'cocks' which have blades strapped to their legs. This is a large form of careless gambling that occurs within the area.

  • Fiesta Carnival Complex - features amusement rides and side shows

  • Ma Mon Luk - located along Quezon Avenue and established in the 1920s, this restaurant is famous for its noodles and siopao

  • "Araneta Center" - A mixed use residential and commercial complex housing several malls and budget accommodations. An ideal transport base as it's MRT-2 and MRT-3 stations connects 2 major lines which is a north to south line and an east to west line. Also houses several city and provincial bus terminals for travel within the metro or to other provinces. It is also home to the "Big Dome" which is the biggest arena in the country.
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