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10 Things to Do in Quezon City, Philippines

Sheeba Nambiar Jun 25, 2019
Quezon City, Philippines is named after the second president of Philippines, Manuel L. Quezon. It is the largest city with reference to population and land area in Metro Manila. Quezon City, Philippines has a lot to offer in terms of arts, entertainment and shopping, and also has interesting wildlife and marine life attractions for all the nature lovers.

1. Art in Island

Take pictures with the art pieces in this 3D interactive art museum, where it renders an illusion that the person being clicked with the background is a part of the original artwork.

2. Eastwood City

This vibrant part of Quezon City, Philippines has a lot of options for shopping, indoor sports, dining options, gaming arcades, boutiques and movies as well. It is a popular place amongst locals and tourists alike because of the sheer variety of entertainment options available.

3. Quezon Memorial Circle

This national park located in Quezon City, Manila - the capital of Philippines - is the main park of the city.
Quezon Memorial Shrine, the centrepiece of 'Quezon Memorial Circle' is a tall mausoleum with the remains of President Quezon and First Lady Aurora Quezon. It offers a panoramic view of the city from the observation deck which can accommodate about sixty people at a time.

4. La Mesa Nature Reserve

Nature lovers and adventure seekers will certainly be thrilled with activities such as trail running, hiking, zip-lining, mountain-biking, fishing, bird watching and more at La Mesa nature reserve.

5. Maginhawa Food Park

Find budget-friendly food that can tantalise every palate and savour it at this food park with 'Open Concept Seating' arrangement.
At Maginhawa Food Park, one can find an incredible line-up of food stalls and food trucks that serve local as well as international cuisines, making it a must-visit place when in Quezon City, Philippines.

6. Sining Kamalig

Visit the oldest running art gallery in Philippines that displays works of seasoned as well as budding artists. Exhibits are changed every few weeks and art workshops and other activities are also organised for the visitors.

7. Bookay-Ukay

A paradise for book-lovers, this bookstore offers books in every possible genre and specialises in used books also. One can buy, sell or trade books for newer great reads here.

8. University of the Philippines

The only national university in Philippines, it is one of the first few to offer higher education.
University of the Philippines, an oasis in the middle of a bustling city is where one can unwind after a busy day of work, shopping or sight-seeing. A great place to enjoy a quiet stroll, walk, jog or enjoy picnics with the family on Sundays.

9. Smart Araneta Coliseum

Plan a visit to watch a game or concert at this multi-purpose sports arena, also known as The Big Dome. A home arena for Philippines' basketball leagues, it also hosts concerts, beauty pageants, circuses, other sports, shows and much more.

10. EDSA Shrine

Also known as Shrine of Mary, Our Lady of EDSA and Queen of Peace, this shrine holds a historical significance in Quezon City, Philippines. This is a great place to experience Filipino history and architecture for visitors with cultural interests.