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Quezon City is located 10 kilometers north of Manila. To the city's east are San Mateo (Rizal) and Marikina; to the west are San Juan and Manila; to the north are Kalookan City and San Jose del Monte (Bulacan); and to the south are the cities of Pasig and Mandaluyong. Quezon City has a land area of 15,359 hectares. It is five times bigger than Manila in area and is actually the country's second biggest city.
Rolling hills characterize the terrain of a large portion of Quezon City. Its lowest altitude is 25 feet above sea level, while its highest is 55.
How To Get There:
Buses, jeepneys, taxis, and tricycles bound for Quezon City are available in many parts of Metro Manila.
Amoranto Stadium (A. Roces Avenue)
The stadium was built in honor of former mayor of Quezon City, Norberto S. Amoranto (1954-1976). It has a track and field oval, a volleyball court, a tennis court, and a swimming pool.
Araneta Center Araneta (Center, Cubao)
Prior to the establishment of the Makati Commercial Center, the Araneta Center served as the main shopping district of Quezon City. Even today, downtown Cubao is still lined with numerous commercial establishments including theaters, banks, boutiques, department stores, restaurants, and many more.
Balara Plant (Diliman)
The Balara Plant filters the water from La Mesa Dam and supplies some 600,000 gallons of clean and potable water to the Metro Manila area. A portion of the plant has a number of public swimming pools.
Barrio La Loma (La Loma, Blumentritt)
Another historical landmark in Quezon City is La Loma, said to be the site of the first battle between the Filipinos and the Americans during the Philippine-American War.
Barrio Pugad Lawin
The site where founder of Katipunan Andres Bonifacio launched the Philippine Revolution against the Spaniards in 1896. The uprising was called the "Cry of Balintawak."
Brass Memorial (Corner of Edsa and Quezon Avenue, fronting the Manila Seedling Bank)
The 45-foot-high handcrafted brass monument was done by noted sculptor Ed Castrillo in figurative expressionist style. The towering structure depicts a symbolic interplay of three figures familiar to those who were around during the martial law years: the martyred hero, the Philippine flag, and Inang Bayan.
Camp Crame and Camp Aguinaldo (Edsa)
Two of the most important military headquarters in the country.
Museo Ng Buhay Pilipino (Central Bank Mint Building, East Avenue, Q.C. - across the Philippine Heart Center)
This museum displays old furniture, farm tools and implements, costumes, and carriages used by Filipinos throughout the ages.
Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife (Elliptical Road, Diliman)
This zoological and botanical garden situated near the Quezon Memorial Circle is a haven for nature lovers, young and old. The 80-hectare complex of wooded area has a children's playground and a man-made lagoon for boating.
Quezon Memorial Circle/Shrine (Elliptical Road, Diliman)
The 66-meter shrine is a fitting tribute to the founder of Quezon City and one of the country's greatest statesmen President Manuel Luis Quezon. The monument was built at the center of a 27-hectare rotonda park that has become a kind of exercise and recreation center among the local residents.
Tomas Morato and Timog Avenue Tourist Belt Area (Tomas Morato)
Quezon City has its own "Tourist Belt," located in the once-quiet district of Kamuning. Tomas Morato, Timog, and a portion of Quezon Avenue are now dotted with restaurants, disco houses, night clubs, sauna clinics, and other shops.
University of the Philippines Diliman
The state-owned University of the Philippines, which was established in June 1908, considered one of the finest centers of learning in the Far East. Sprawled over a 450-hectare area, the campus is set amidst tall ancient trees and verdant fields.
Our Lady of EDSA Shrine (Edsa cor. Ortigas Ave.)
Built by the grateful Filipino people in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary for her protection and guidance during the EDSA Revolution.