Quezon City

Welcome to the Food Haven

You haven’t truly been to Quezon City if you’ve not yet eaten in some of the the city’s popular food spots. Food lovers flock to Maginhawa Street for scrumptious and sometimes unique finds.

Quezon City is also the site of a coliseum that once had the largest dome in Asia – Araneta Coliseum. It’s where legendary events like the “Thrilla in Manila” were held, and where concerts, sporting events, and beauty pageants continue to draw and enthrall audiences from here and abroad.


QC, as it is also known, is home to a lot of premier educational institutions such as the University of the Philippines-Diliman and the Ateneo de Manila University.


Fast Facts

  • Public Transportation: Trains, Jeepneys, Buses, Taxis
  • Languages/Dialect: Tagalog, English
  • Payment Options: Cash, Credit/Debit Card
  • Known For: Araneta Coliseum, Maginhawa Food Strips, UP Diliman, Quezon City Memorial Circle


What to Know Before Visiting


  • Get a Beep card if you’re planning to stay for an extended period of time since many points in Quezon City can be reached either by the MRT3 or LRT2 lines. Taking the trains helps you avoid the worst of rush hour traffic.
  • The University of the Philippines’ sprawling campus is a great place to get some running or biking done.
  • Keep your valuables close to you when walking around Cubao. While the place has been revitalized, your chances of getting your pocket picked are still high if you’re not careful.


Best Time to Visit Quezon City


It’s best to go to Quezon City during December, as the University of the Philippines holds several events during this time. The best thing to see would be the UP Lantern Parade, which features lanterns made by UP’s different colleges.


How to Go to Quezon City

By Air

There are no direct flights to Quezon City. From the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, you can either take a cab to either the MRT3 or the LRT1 to get to Quezon City.

By Land

You can also get to Quezon City via the MRT3. From the Taft station of the MRT, you can get off either at Araneta Center Cubao, GMA Kamuning, Quezon Avenue, or North Avenue, depending on where you’re headed.

You can also take the LRT1. From the Baclaran or EDSA station, you can get off at Balintawak or Roosevelt, depending on where you’re headed. You can also ride a jeepney, bus, cab, or van to get to Quezon City.

By Sea

You’ll need to travel to Batangas Port or specific Manila Port before doing land travel, in order to reach Quezon City.


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