Quezon City, Philippines is the former capital of the country before Manila. It has tropical weather mostly warm and considerable rainfall for the rest of the year. The City of Star, home to the Philippines major broadcasting network namely; ABS-CBN broadcasting Corporation, Associated Broadcasting Corporation, GMA Network, Inc., Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), Radio Philippines Network (RPN), and People’s Television Network, Inc. is situated in Guadalupe Plateau, northeast of Manila. The northern half of the city lies Novaliches and the southern part comprises of Diliman, Commonwealth, Project Areas, Cubao, Kamias, Kamuning, New Manila, San Francisco Del Monte, and Santa Mesa Heights. The National park of the city is dedicated to the former president of the Philippines, Manuel L.Quezon. The “circle” as the locals say, houses a small museum. Spotted near the circle are recreational places such as playground area, bicycle rentals, dining outlets, gardens, and a demo urban farming center accessible to all.
1. A Home of the Historical PlacesThe achievements of the Filipinos who fought hard for their independence is evidently seen through the historical sites preserved by the city. The tallest shrine in the city is the Quezon Memorial Circle Shrine, which also contains the remains of President Manuel Quezon. Just a few kilometers from the shrine is the Shrine of Tandang Sora. Tandang Sora or Melchora Aquino, mother of the Filipino revolution is commemorated for her kindness and humanity for the Filipino fighters (Katipuneros) during the Spanish War. A pavilion and stage for historical gatherings and a mini museum are also contained in the shrine. The Cry of Balintawak Shrine is also found in the city, official declaring that arms be used for Filipino independence. Also, Barrio La Loma, holds a historical value where the Americans and Filipinos first fight was held. All these shrines are a memory of the victorious fights of the Filipinos.
2. One of the Fabulous Lantern Parade in the CountryQuezon City is also the home to the country’s national university, the University of the Philippines located in Diliman, Quezon City. Every year, the university expressed their creativity, artistic talents, resourcefulness, and their ideologies via the Festival of the Lantern Parade showcasing the gigantic colorful, decorated floats and lanterns during the month of December. The “Iskolar ng Bayan” (scholars of the country) always look forward to the University of the Philippines Fair in February. It is a weeklong celebration of nightly concert by the different bands of the Philippines or known as the Original Pinoy Music (OPM).
3. A mix of local and international dishesQuezon City is home to the students, employees, residents who are always in a lookout for a good, delicious and affordable meal. The City of Quezon is a fabulous place for lots of great eats from local dishes to international dishes or both. Filipinos are known for their food creativity; jazzing up their local dish and mixing with the specialty of other countries. A great example would be Lechon Carbonara, where instead of bacon and ham toppings, the famous Lechon of the Philippines is chunked atop to a creamy and cheesy pasta having the best of Filipinos and Mexican dish in one. Another alternative to the usual dish is the go-to lunches for the busy inhabitants of the place. These easy-to-go- lunches are conveniently healthy and affordable boxed meals pickled with vegetables and kimchi-making it Korean-like. Other choices from Asian to Western food are around the streets of Quezon City that will surely satisfy each and everyone’s cravings.
Quezon Tourist Spots
1.Fantastic Art in IslandHave you ever dreamed of being a part of an art piece? The biggest and one of a kind museum, Art Island, is located in Barangay Soccoro Cubao, Quezon City. It continuously brings that dream into reality. It is a perfect place to spend the day for photo creativity and basking into the 3D interactive art museum for fantastic adventurous and one of a kind photos for both kids and adults. The usual time to complete the tour is around two hours and tourists are advised to spend more time for the photo-taking.
2.Refreshing La Mesa and Eco Park Watershed and Nature Reserved The Paradise in the City of Quezon found in Fairview lures you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The watershed is vital for all the residents of Metro Manila because it is the source of clean water. Inside the Eco Park is the view of different gorgeous flowers, giants trees and scenic greens that soothes tired eyes. Roaming around the vicinity through riding a horse or calesa is one way to view all the eco-park has to offer. The park also offers adrenaline activities such as bungee jumping, zipline, wall climbing, rope climbing. Visitors need to climb the steps upstairs to see the La Mesa watershed and strictly no taking of pictures is allowed in this area. A swimming pool complex is also available for all the visitors completing it as a perfect venue for relaxation. To include, visitors don’t need to worry about food as food kiosks are found in the eco-park.
3. Fun and Intriguing Mystery of ManilaMystery Manila is located in Eulogio Rodriguez, Jr. Avenue, Quezon City. It is the first-live role-playing game in the Philippines that offers simulation activities and give visitors a dose of mystery, new experiences, creative solutions that broaden imagination in just one hour to get out of the chosen room. This is a cool place for getting to know who your real friends are and it’s a test for true friendship. A group of five people is needed for every chosen room, to begin with. The mysterious rooms are namely; Tragedy on the Train, School of Sorcery, Dark Dimension and Excalibur Expedito. Visitors only need to bring their most-trusted friend, courage and presence of mind.