Quezon City Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by davidjo
  • Things to Do
    by davidjo
  • Things to Do
    by davidjo

Quezon City Things to Do

  • JUST LIKE HOLLYWOOD

    Outside GMA studios you will see the names of famous actors/singers on plaques on the sidewalk, just as they do in Hollywood. My wife and i seemed to be the only people who were taking interest in the plaques, as most of the locals were rushing to work or involved in their daily business. As i don't watch the Philippine TV Channels or attend the...

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  • THE DAY THAT 22 BOY SCOUTS DIED

    At the intersection of Timog Avenue and Tomas Morato Avenue there is a memorial to the 22 boy scouts and scoutmasters who died in a plane crash while on the way to the 11th world jamboree which was held in Marathon , Greece. The plane crashed in Bombay and all the streets in this area of Quezon are named after those who died. The Barangay (area of...

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  • Citylink Bus

    Bus Schedulefrom Eastwood City to Newport City via McKinley Hill - C5andFree Shuttle Van Schedulefrom Easwood City to Resorts World Manila

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  • EDSA SHRINE (2)

    There are always a few faithful Filipinos saying their prayers in the small church, but climb upstairs and you will see several statues and plaques. At the base their is a wall with sculptures of the people who helped overthrow the Marcos dictator.

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  • EDSA SHRINE (1)

    Known as EDSA Shrine , its real title is SHRINE OF MARY, QUEEN OF PEACE, OUR LADY OF EDSA and is a small church located on Edsa at the corner with Ortigas Avenue. It was built in 1989 to commemorate the people's revolution when Marcos was overthrown in February 1986, and was later the scene of another revolution when Estrada was overthrown in 2001....

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  • HOW ABOUT THE PEOPLE'S POWER MONUMENT

    You will find the People's Power Monument at the junction of EDSA and White Plains Avenue in Barangay Camp Aguinaldo. The monument is dedicated to the people's power demonstration which overthrew President Marcos in February 1986 and was sculpted by Eduardo Castrillo in 1993. The monument depicts the 100s of 1000s of people who gathered in the area...

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  • POEA LOOKS AFTER THEIR CITIZENS

    The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency has a huge office near the corner of Edsa and Ortigas Avenue and safeguards Filipinos who want to work abroad and are also responsible for dealing with illegal recruiters. Below is their mission according to their website."POEA connects to the world and in partnership with all stakeholders, facilitates the...

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  • CANT BEAT A TRIP TO THE MARKET FOR...

    Farmer's Market in Cubao, Quezon City is an excellent place to take some great photographs of the local produce that is grown on the land and caught in the sea. Farmer's market is located just next to the Cubao MRT station, and is known as the best 'wet market' in Metro Manila, which has been around for over 30 years. Most of the sellers are middle...

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  • NINOY AQUINO MONUMENT

    After leaving the Capital One Medical Center we began to walk up Quezon Avenue and came across this colorful monument of Ninoy Aquino, the hero who was assassinated when he stepped off the plane on his return to the Philippines in 1986. Although it is not a monument one would make a special trip to see, if you happen to be in the area just take a...

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  • Eastwood City

    Visit Eastwood City, residential, business, commercial and entertainment development by Megaworld.High end Eastwood Mall with shops and restaurants.Cyberwalk 1 & 2 with shops, cafes, bars & restaurants.Eastwood cinemas, bowling and billiards.Residentail condominiums.BPO offices.Central Park with concert now and then.Eastwood Open Park with concert...

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  • HIGH RISE CITY HALL

    Quezon City is the most populous and richest city in the Philippines and its City Hall indicates this as it is a high rise building in the heart of Quezon. Although there is not much reason to visit it you will find nearby Quezon Monument, and a Nature Park nearby that are worth a visit.Inside the grounds there is also a wooded area with a stream...

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  • THE COUNTRY'S NUMBER ONE SPORTS FACILITY

    Araneta Coliseum, often known as the BIG DOME is one of the biggest coliseums in the world and is mainly used for sporting events and concerts. Basketball, boxing and cockfighting take place here regularly as well as religious gatherings, circuses and beauty pageants.Amado Araneta purchased the 35 hectare site in 1952 and construction started 5...

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Quezon City Hotels

  • Eurotel North Edsa

    49 Bulacan Street, Barangay Bungad, Quezon City, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Fersal Inn - Annapolis

    49 Annapolis Street, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Stone House Quezon City

    1315 E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon City, 1100, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

Quezon City Restaurants

  • ALL THE USUAL RESTAURANTS ON TOP FLOOR

    In Robinsons Galleria by the intersection of Ortigas Avenue and EDSA you will find many restaurants on the top floor. Here are a few that i have listed.Grenwich PizzaPizza HutMax'sPancake HouseBurger KingCity BuffetKFCMongkok Dimsun and NoodlesPhobac VietnameseSizzling Pepper Steak and a few more!!!!

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  • WOULD MUHAMMAD ALI EAT HERE????

    While waiting for my cellphone to be repaired at Ali Mall, next to the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao we decided to have a snack and discovered a food court inside the mall with the usual excellent local food on offer at extremely economic prices. As usual we were spoiled for choice but my wife chose grilled bangus (milkfish) and i settled for a steak....

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  • TRY THE TEMPURA

    Not exactly a street vendor but Tokyo Tempura has stalls in many foodcourts in the major shopping malls in Quezon City and other parts of the metropolis. They sell tempura shrimps which are deep fried in a few minutes. There are 3 different sizes that you can order and a choice of chili sauce or ketchup. Prices are cheap and it makes for a tasty...

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  • PLENTY TO CHOOSE FROM

    At Robinsons Galleria by the intersection of EDSA and Ortigas Avenue is the huge shopping Mall and in the basement is a foodcourt which has many stalls selling Filipino favorites as well as a few fast food chains such as KFC and Jolibee, besides many others. Prices of a meal can be as low as 69 pesos.

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  • Quezon cuisine

    A local restaurant all the way from the town of Lucban, Quezon. Of course, try their "Pancit Lucban" with vinegar,"Longganisang Lucban"

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  • A QUICK BITE TO EAT

    In the basement floor at the mall you will find a very large food court where you can wander round and see all the wonderful dishes on offer. A set meal will cost you from around 70 pesos to 150 pesos. There was a particular stall called the Bodhi Tree which offered vegetarian and health food, where my wife enjoyed mixed vegetables with fried rice,

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Quezon City Nightlife

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    by mai_oh_mai Written Aug 21, 2007

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    Run by a cooperative of writers, musicians, and artists, Conspiracy is a haven for good music and good food. It occupies the ground floor of a 2-storey Spanish-themed house. You have the option to stay in the airconditioned Music Room where the night's featured singer or band plays from 10pm til 12 nn or 1am, or dine al fresco in the garden. Regular performers include Joey Ayala, Noel Cabangon, Gary Granada, Cynthia Alexander, Bayang Barrios, Cookie Chua, Heber Bartolome, Paolo Santos, Jimmy Bondoc, to name a few.

    Dress Code: Casual: sneakers, jeans, slippers allowed as long as you look decent. :-)

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Quezon City Transportation

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    by davidjo Updated Apr 3, 2014

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    There are 100's of bus companies in Metro Manila and they nearly all have their own bus stations except for the integrated bus station at Coastal Mall. This makes it write difficult to find the correct bus station because the one bus company may have a bus station an many of the different cities of Metro Manila. They may even have two bus stations in the same city but each bus station may have buses that depart to different parts of the country and not available at both stations. This makes life difficult. However as there is almost no trains in the country you should not have to wait long before catching a bus to your destination. In Quezon city you will be able to find around 20 bus stations along EDSA.

    Try to find websites like the links below that will give you schedule, fares and address of stations
    http://www.phbus.com/

    http://www.victoryliner.com/

    http://www.yellow-pages.ph/travel-leisure-transportation/search?catid=19790&loc=Metro+Manila&q=bus+lines

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Quezon City Shopping

  • NEAR CUBAO MRT

    Farmers Plaza is one of the older malls in the city but it is still quite busy with its 240 shops. It is easy to get to as it is right next to Cubao LRT. There are 5 levels with entertainment areas, restaurants and the usual chain shops.

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  • shop, shop ,shop!!!

    There is a huge mall in Quezon right by EDSA, and you can't miss it as there is a small garden with a waterfall outside. The mall has all the usual shops, department stores, stalls selling cellphones, cinemas, play areas for children, and the usual agents trying to sell condominiums.And of course a foodcourt.

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  • The new face of the Araneta Center

    The Araneta Center was once the premier shopping destination in the metro. With Ali Mall and Farmers Market being the main focus of shoppers. However it went into decline and was overtaken by the posh malls of Makati. A few years ago the Araneta's who own much of the commercial tried to regain the position by redeveloping the area and launching the...

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Quezon City Warnings and Dangers

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    by davidjo Written Mar 22, 2014

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    In Quezon City there are penalties for dropping litter so please dispose of your trash in the garbage cans that are few and far between. All the shopping malls have trash cans. The city employs environmental police but each of the 142 barangays (political divisions of the city) has its own members to chase and apprehend the litterbugs. There is also a competition to find the cleanest barangay in the city which should encourage local residents to stop littering.

    FINES---1st offense---warning for visitors or general public
    2nd offense--500 pesos
    3rd offense---2,000 pesos

    FINES FOR VENDORS----1st offense----500 pesos
    2nd offense---1,000 pesos
    3rd offense---2,000 pesos

    NOTE
    Recyclable materials make up 39% of the city's waste which constitutes 736 tons of garbage that may end up in the city's sanitary landfill.

    BAWAL MAGKALAT---NO LITTERING

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Quezon City Off The Beaten Path

  • AN UNUSUAL MODERN CASTLE

    We came across this rather strange looking castle while we were on our way to see if the LVN Studio Museum was still operating, so we had to stop and investigate. Apparently the castle was a school of baking and confectionery arts and charged a hefty 3,000 pesos for a day's course, with several summer classes offered on every Saturday. Inside the...

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  • KUAN YIN TEMPLE-----LOTUS CHARITY CENTER

    We were just returning to EDSA in Cubao after visiting a couple of other attractions and we came across this temple, the gates were open so we had a quick look inside. It seems that a charity organisation is involved with this Buddhist Temple and they helped out considerably when typhoon Yolanda ripped through the Philippines a few months ago....

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  • UNKNOWN TEMPLE

    We came across this Chinese Temple while wandering along Tauzon Boulevard, and turned left into Benitez Street in Cubao, Quezon City, but we were unable to get in as the two gates were locked and the only sign was in Chinese. I think it might be a private temple or even open at a certain time on a particular day of the week. Unfortunately i have...

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Quezon City Favorites

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    by maryann722001 Updated Feb 10, 2010

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    Favorite thing: You can find anything in Quezon City, from schools, shops, old churches, universities, and hidden parks not yet published.

    Fondest memory: The best memory I had of Quezon City was the night life with my family and friends during the holidays.

    A. Going Alone

    Traveling is fun, even if you are just riding a jeep. It is always best to plan the trip to eliminate foul-ups, snafus or mix-ups which could always ruin or defeat the purpose of the trip.

    After determining the place to visit, find out what tourist spots and places of interest are nearby, those which could be visited within the day or if far from the place you intend to use as your base, how many days are needed for the trip to and from the identified spots. Find out what types of activities are available and the cost, if any, the availability of reliable guides and where to lodge when you do out of town trips.

    Next find out how to go there. What means of transportation to use, (public transport or own car?). These data could very well be provided by your travel agent ,complemented by some authentic sources in the internet.

    B. Traveling with Friends

    Surely this could be one of your enjoyable trips. Just to avoid conflicts and arguments later on, be sure to do the planning with your friends. Agree on what place to use as base, what “in-base” and “out-base” places to visit, how to go there, where to stay, where to eat, how costs will be shared and who brings what.

    C. Traveling with your family

    This trip could be the most awaited travel of the entire family. Chances are, it is only now that the schedule of each member of the family was able to jibe. This is not an easy task to do of course. Therefore, people should really plan the trip if possible to the smallest detail, to avoid, if not totally eliminate, any and all possible hitches, and enjoy every bit of touring around, Q.C.

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