Quezon Memorial Circle

Quezon Memorial Circle

A National Park and Shrine, Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City houses the remains of the first president of the Commonwealth and the second official president of the Philippines, Manuel Quezon. After he died of tuberculosis just a month before American troops came to liberate the Philippines from the Japanese, this memorial circle was proposed to be built in honor of him.

His remains are in the tall mausoleum in the middle of the elliptical area. Also buried in the mausoleum are the remains of his widow, Aurora Quezon, who was assassinated on the way to opening a hospital in honor of her late husband.

Fun fact, Quezon City was once the capital of the Philippines from 1946 to 1978.

The Quezon Memorial Circle has seen several changes in the past couple of years to encourage tourists both local and foreign to visit the place. Aside from the mausoleum, the circle is also home to two small museums, one containing different memorabilia from Quezon’s time in the Commonwealth and from the war. The other museum contains historical relics of Quezon City’s past. Also in the Circle is a viewing deck that offers a panoramic view of the area.

Another fun fact, the Quezon Memorial Circle was finally completed in 1978 after the start of its construction in 1952, during Manuel Quezon’s 100th birthday. They originally planned to build a presidential library, a larger museum, and theater in the Circle as well. However, that never pushed through.

Today, though the shrine is under the authority of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, the park is being tended and maintained by Quezon City.

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    58 Reviews View
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    27 Reviews View
  3. Merkanto: International Street Food Fair
    4.5 Stars
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    14 Reviews View
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  5. Max's Restaurant
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  6. Rib City
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  7. Buffalo Bro's Ribs and Wings
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    9 Reviews View
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    17 Reviews View
  9. Ahi Hawaii
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    Fusion
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