Sta. Mesa Heights

It may be a mostly residential area, but Sta. Mesa Heights is home to some of the best Chinese restaurants in Metro Manila.

The famous Banawe Street, known as the “Chinatown of Quezon City,” can be found just on the border of Sta. Mesa. Aside from getting your dim sum, lemon chicken and birthday noodles fix, you can grab some lechon (roast pig) and buffalo wings too.

But did you know that the biggest church in Metro Manila can be found in Sta. Mesa Heights? The Santo Domingo Church, also known as the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of La Naval de Manila, calls Quezon Avenue home. It’s also one of the largest churches in Asia.

Built in 1954, the Santo Domingo Church is done in the Spanish Modern style, a stark contrast to the Baroque churches that dot the rest of the Metro. It features colorful stained glass windows done by artist Galo Ocampo. The church also has eight beautiful murals, designed and created by National Artist Carlos Francisco, that narrates the life of St. Dominic, the founder of the Order of the Preachers. You might know them better as the Dominicans.

In fact, the Santo Domingo Church is the home base for Filipino Dominicans, as it’s the center for Dominican activities in the country.

The church also has its own museum, the Museo de Santo Domingo, which houses valuable church artifacts.

Another famous church in Sta. Mesa Heights is the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, which is home to statues and images of the Our Lady of Lourdes.

Whether you’re on the hunt for Chinese food or just someone who’s looking for a place to do some spiritual healing, head on over to Sta. Mesa Heights in Quezon City. You’re bound to find what you’re looking for here.

Top Rated Restaurants in Sta. Mesa Heights Browse All

  1. Lam Tin Tea House
    4.5 Stars
    Chinese
    106 Reviews View
  2. The Original Pares Mami House
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    73 Reviews View
  3. Jollibee
    5.0 Stars
    Fast Food
    16 Reviews View
  4. Everyday Mom
    4.5 Stars
    Dessert
    40 Reviews View
  5. Big Scoop
    4.5 Stars
    Ice Cream
    45 Reviews View
  6. Dong Juan
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    40 Reviews View
  7. Runner's Kitchen
    4.5 Stars
    Café
    43 Reviews View
  8. Bugis Singapore Street Food
    4.5 Stars
    Singaporean
    88 Reviews View
  9. KFC
    5.0 Stars
    Fast Food
    14 Reviews View
  10. Chef Robert
    4.5 Stars
    Fusion
    93 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Sta. Mesa Heights Browse All

  1. Robbinsdale Residences
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    4 Reviews View
  2. Brentwood Suites
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  3. The Contemporary Hotel
    3.5 Stars
    Hotel
    4 Reviews View
  4. Meranti Hotel
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  5. Casa Pura Hotel
    3.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  6. Lakbayan Hotel Manila
    2.5 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  7. The Garden Heights Condotel
    2.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in Sta. Mesa Heights Browse All

  1. University of Santo Tomas
    5.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    56 Reviews View
  2. Craft Coffee Revolution
    4.5 Stars
    Coffee
    101 Reviews View
  3. Lam Tin Tea House
    4.5 Stars
    Chinese
    106 Reviews View
  4. Ace Water Spa
    4.5 Stars
    Day Spa
    45 Reviews View
  5. The Original Pares Mami House
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    73 Reviews View
  6. Jollibee
    5.0 Stars
    Fast Food
    16 Reviews View
  7. Everyday Mom
    4.5 Stars
    Dessert
    40 Reviews View
  8. Starbucks Coffee
    4.5 Stars
    Coffee
    49 Reviews View
  9. Big Scoop
    4.5 Stars
    Ice Cream
    45 Reviews View
  10. Dong Juan
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    40 Reviews View

Popular Areas in Sta. Mesa Heights

  1. SM City Sta. Mesa

    SM City Sta. Mesa

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