Quezon City Travel Guide

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From 1948 to 1976, Quezon City was the capital city of the Philippines. It is currently one of the most populated cities in the Philippines and is located in the heart of Metro Manila. The city is named after the former Philippine president, Manuel Luis Quezon. He not only founded the city, but developed it to replace Manila as the capital.

People Power Monument

Located on the popular street known as Edsa is an icon known as the People Power Monument. The People Power Revolution of 1986 was a series of nonviolent street demonstrations. These demonstrations took place as a reaction to the authoritarian President at the time, Ferdinand Marcos, who ruled the country under Martial Law. This monument commemorates what is known as the ‘people’s fight’ that finally drove Marcos to step down from the Presidency.

Quezon Memorial Circle

At 66 meters high, this monument towers over Quezon City. It represents the founder of the city, the late president Manuel L. Quezon. There are 3 conjoined edifices at the top of the monument are angels representing the three main islands of the Philippines: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Guests may take the elevator to the top of spectacular views of the city. Some of Quezon’s belongings can also be found inside the monument as they are exhibited here.

La Mesa Eco Park

The reservoir at this park supplies water to all Metro Manila households. Aside from that, it is also an eco park where guests can enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing and boating. There are function halls available for conferences as well as parks and the forest for all to enjoy. It truly is a great place to enjoy the greenery and escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.


Quezon City houses the main campuses of two of the Philippines’ prime universities-University of the Philippines, Diliman and Ateneo de Manila University. Each university has a law and medical school as well as a variety of undergraduate programs. Both are equally competitive when it comes to admitting students as they are known to be the Philippines’ top universities.


While Quezon City may be rich in history, it is also known for its shopping.

The Trinoma mall opened in 2007 and is located on the north triangle of Edsa, hence the name, Trinoma. This shopping complex has a Landmark department store as well as a supermarket. It also has numerous local brand-name stores as well as international shops.

The Eastwood Mall has classy restaurants, many shops, and a state-of-the-art cinema. Located right across from it is the Eastwood Central Park and Lagoon-a favorite hangout of the locals.

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