Quezon Memorial Circle

Quezon Memorial Circle

It is Monday again, and it has been a week since my last adventure, and my feet are itching for another one. My options are: nature tripping, landmarks or museums, or some foodventures. I opted for the second one and choose the nearest landmark I can think of, the Quezon Memorial Circle .

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view of the Quezon Memorial Circle from Philcoa overpass

OVERVIEW : The Quezon Memorial  Circle (Quezon Memorial Shrine) is dedicated to the unrivalled legacy of the first president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, Manuel L. Quezon. It is a national shrine highlighted by a 66-meter trylon monument at the heart of Quezon City’s most important park. The monument’s three columns and angels bowed in grief, holding sampaguita wreaths, represent Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. It has a museum that features Quezoniana relics and memorabilia, and a mausoleum where the remains of Quezon and his wife, Aurora Aragon Quezon, were interred.

It has been years since I last visited this park, a lot has been changed, for beautification, since then. The underpass, the fountains, even the main entrance. Good job to the local government for making such effort to lure in more tourists local and foreign. Maintenance still are needed, but I went there to appreciate the efforts and enjoy every moment of it.

So here are some of the modifications and some old spots that are still maintained.

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The Rotary International Peace Monument and The Peace Wall, but sadly never got to chance to have a clear photo of the World Peace Bell. A lot of teens are loitering around the bell itself. The bell was inaugurated at dawn on Human Rights Day, December 10, 1994, by HE President Fidel V. Ramos.

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You can see this nipa hut beside the Rotary Peace Monument, looks very relaxing to just stay there and read a book maybe, but it is closed, no signages and no one that I can ask what is it for, so i just took a photo instead c”,)

This main demo farm is just one of the many sites under Quezon City’s “Joy of Urban Farming” program launched in 2010 by Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte.

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Food Tiangge, not so many stalls during that time, but on the weekend it is usually packed with stalls selling different kinds of local street foods.

Kids playground

Pedal and paddle, where you can enjoy boat rides,Go kart biking, fish spa and other playful activities for kids and young at hearts.

Zipline for those who wants more adrenaline rush.

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The Quezon Heritage House, the reconstructed house of the late President and Quezon City founding father, Manuel L. Quezon.

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Museo ni Manuel Quezon memorabilia of the late president is contained.

And the NEW Quezon City Experience (QCX) the first interactive museum showcasing the city’s rich history and transformation as the country’s premier city. In which sadly I never got the chance to experience (for now).

Hahahaha, remember that this is one of my spur of the moment adventure, and I did not do my homework well. I did not check the schedule of the Museums, which are all CLOSED during Mondays. lol, but still all in all, it was a fun walk around and round  the “Circle” .


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