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Quezon City

Being the largest city in the Philippines and one of the most populous (3 million), Quezon City has a lot in store for its residents and visitors. Quezon City is a center of arts, education, and entertainment. Dubbed as the “City of Stars,” Quezon City has all of the country’s top television broadcasting companies as well as several other film studios. The city is also home to some of the most vibrant neighborhoods, exotic and novel stores, bars and restaurants, and large and exciting shopping centers in Metro Manila.

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Overview

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Transportation

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Train

Light Rail Transit (LRT 1) Light Rail Transit (LRT 2) Metro Rail Transit (MRT)

Quezon City is divided into 6 districts and is bordered by Manila, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Caloocan, Valenzuela, San Juan and Pasig. Railways LRT-1, LRT-2, and MRT have access to Quezon City, as well as major thoroughfares EDSA and C-5.

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as well as major thoroughfares EDSA and C-5.

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In total, Quezon City has 43 colleges and universities with three of the largest along Katipunan Avenue. The University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Manila University, two of the country’s top universities, and many other major educational institutions are also located in Quezon City.

The main headquarters of government organizations such as SSS and LTO, are clustered together a few blocks away from the Quezon Memorial Circle.

Some of the country’s best hospitals and medical centers are in Quezon City as well. Top international hospital St. Luke’s and medical centers like the Philippine Heart Center, the Lung Center of the Philippines, the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, and the Philippine Orthopedic Center are also a few blocks away from the Quezon Memorial Circle.

Schools

University of the Philippines (UP) Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU)

Hospitals

Quezon City General Hospital FEU-NRMF Medical Center St. Luke’s Medical Center United Doctors Medical Center

Government

Social Security System (SSS) Land Transportation Office (LTO)
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Commercial And Shopping Centers

Gateway Mall Shopwise Farmer’s Plaza Farmer’s Market Trinoma SM North Edsa Maginhawa

There are currently 45 malls and shopping centers in Quezon City. And like Makati and Taguig, Quezon City’s malls are large, thriving, teeming with people, and clustered. 

In Cubao, as soon as you step out of the MRT, you are greeted with four shopping centers that are clustered together: Gateway Mall, Shopwise, Farmer’s Plaza and Farmer’s Market.

Farmer’s Market is a favorite among chefs and cooking enthusiasts as it is one of the best places to buy the freshest food and ingredients.

A little more to the north and you will find Trinoma and SM North Edsa, the 4th largest shopping mall in the world.

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Entertainment

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Smart-Araneta Coliseum PETA Theater Center La Mesa Ecopark

There are many theaters and concert venues found in Quezon City. Those interested to immerse themselves in Philippine theater should check out the PETA Theater Center. PETA often showcases unique, entertaining, and thought-provoking plays for students and theater lovers alike.

The largest concert venue in Quezon City is the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, where popular local and international acts hold their concerts and shows. Sports leagues also hold their competitions at the coliseum. Aside from theaters and concert venues, there are also more than a handful of bars and clubs that have local bands, singers, and DJs perform.

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Hangouts

Gateway Mall Shopwise Farmer’s Plaza Farmer’s Market Trinoma SM North Edsa Maginhawa

Quezon City has a large share of the Metro’s favorite restaurants and hangouts. Many popular spots in Quezon City offer an atypical yet wonderful food experience for friends and family. Tomas Morato for example, is home to Ludo, a restaurant that accompanies good food with fun classic board games. Unique cozy restaurants like Lola’s Café and A Taste of L.A., are also present in the Tomas Morato area.

Popular restaurants and hole-in-the-wall spots are also present near Ateneo de Manila and University of the Philippines. The Katipunan area and Maginhawa St. offer great food for locals, students, and food trippers. Route 196 in Katipunan is a favorite of music lovers who just want to relax eat, drink, and listen to great live performances from top acts and indie bands. Antiteasis Books and Brews along Maginhawa St., is a popular hangout and study space for the university students.

If you’re looking for something more festive and Filipino then La Loma is the place to be. La Loma is famous for stores that temptingly display their sinful lechon along the streets for everyone to see.

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