Araneta Center

Araneta Center

Araneta Center is a 35-hectare business and shopping district in the heart of Quezon City. The center can be accessed from all directions and lies at the intersection of EDSA and Aurora Boulevard. Commuters will have no difficulty finding this place, for it’s linked to stations on both the MRT 3 and the LRT 2.

The 60-year old center has over 2,000 retail, office, food, and entertainment spaces. It brings in an estimated 1 million visitors through its doors daily.

At its center is the Smart Araneta Coliseum. It has hosted over 6,000 shows since it opened in 1960. The indoor arena has a seating capacity of 15,000 and is the venue for world class concerts, college basketball tournaments, and thriller boxing matches.

Araneta Center is a shopper’s heaven with its several malls. One is the 5-level Gateway Mall, which was awarded Shopping Center of the Year twice by the Philippine Retailers Association. The mall has shops ranging from local empires like Bench to international brands like Uniqlo. Grab a bite to eat that’s easy on the pocket in the Food Express on the third floor.

Another is Ali Mall, which opened in 1976. It is named after boxer Muhammad Ali, who fought against Joe Frazier for “Thrilla in Manila,” which was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Ali Mall has undergone renovation and now features new cinemas, a food court, and Dairy Queen’s 500th international branch.

For bargains and bazaars, visit the newly renovated Farmer’s Plaza. There are over 200 stores selling good quality bags, gadgets, shoes, and clothing for low prices.

In Araneta Center, you’ll find the best wet market in the city: the Farmer’s Market. Shoppers can get Vigan-style longganisa (sausage similar to Spanish chorizo), live poultry, and local delicacies like leche flan (caramel pudding), and freshly made sapin-sapin (glutinous rice and coconut dessert).

The rest of Araneta Center is made up of office buildings. The Gateway Tower skyscraper has 26 levels of office space, 2 penthouse restaurants, and a helipad.

Call Araneta Center home and be in the midst of everything by living in Manhattan Garden City, one of the biggest residential projects in the country. Manhattan Garden City has 10 condominium buildings to its name and 8 more in construction. One tower features a provincial bus station as one of its many amenities.

Businesses can bloom in the Araneta Center Cyberpark. It is a complex of 6 low-rise buildings that house various technology-based companies like Accenture and Telus International.

Top Rated Restaurants in Araneta Center Browse All

  1. Café Mary Grace
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    49 Reviews View
  2. Bellini's Italian Restaurant
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    130 Reviews View
  3. Fred's Revolucion
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    21 Reviews View
  4. Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes
    4.5 Stars
    Café
    31 Reviews View
  5. Dairy Queen
    4.5 Stars
    Ice Cream
    14 Reviews View
  6. Dairy Queen
    4.5 Stars
    Ice Cream
    22 Reviews View
  7. Cibo
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    31 Reviews View
  8. Yellow Cab Pizza Co.
    4.5 Stars
    Pizza
    28 Reviews View
  9. Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot by Vikings
    4.5 Stars
    Buffet
    24 Reviews View
  10. S&R New York Style Pizza
    4.0 Stars
    Pizza
    43 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Araneta Center Browse All

  1. Novotel Manila
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    12 Reviews View
  2. ACL Suites
    3.5 Stars
    Hotel
    5 Reviews View
  3. Eurotel Araneta
    3.5 Stars
    Hotel
    8 Reviews View
  4. Fersal Hotel Annapolis
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  5. Fernandina 88 Suites
    3.0 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  6. Fersal Hotel Cubao
    3.0 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  7. Regalia Tower Suites
    3.0 Stars
    Hotel
    4 Reviews View
  8. Gran Prix Econotel Cubao
    3.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  9. Mariposa Budget Hotel Cubao
    3.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  10. Vista Hotel Cubao
    2.0 Stars
    Hotel
    3 Reviews View

Top Rated Places in Araneta Center Browse All

  1. Art in Island
    4.5 Stars
    Museum
    38 Reviews View
  2. Café Mary Grace
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    49 Reviews View
  3. Bellini's Italian Restaurant
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    130 Reviews View
  4. Starbucks Coffee
    4.5 Stars
    Coffee
    87 Reviews View
  5. SMART Araneta Coliseum
    4.5 Stars
    Venue
    58 Reviews View
  6. Fred's Revolucion
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    21 Reviews View
  7. Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes
    4.5 Stars
    Café
    31 Reviews View
  8. Dairy Queen
    4.5 Stars
    Ice Cream
    14 Reviews View
  9. Dairy Queen
    4.5 Stars
    Ice Cream
    22 Reviews View
  10. Cibo
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    31 Reviews View

Popular Areas in Araneta Center

  1. Gateway Mall

    Gateway Mall

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  2. Ali Mall

    Ali Mall

    36 Places
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