Filipino cuisine is a delectable blend of indigenous, Spanish, Chinese, and American influences, and nowhere is this delightful mélange better experienced than in Quezon City. Maginhawa Street has earned a reputation as a foodie's paradise. With a broad array of culinary options, from local delicacies such as lechon (roast pig) and adobo (meat marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and spices), to international dishes, you are sure to find a meal that will satiate your palate.


Quezon City is a melting pot of diverse cultures, reflecting the rich history of the Philippines. The city is home to several significant cultural and historical sites. The Quezon Memorial Circle commemorates President Manuel L. Quezon, the city's namesake, and houses a museum that details his life and work.

The Art in Island Museum, one of the world's largest 3D interactive art museums, offers a fun-filled day for art lovers, families, and Instagram aficionados. For theatre buffs, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) stages performances that combine entertainment and social commentary.

Travel Tips

  1. Currency: The Philippine Peso (PHP) is the recognized form of currency in the Philippines. ATMs are available nationwide, and credit cards are widely accepted in shopping malls and larger establishments. However, carrying some cash for smaller transactions is advisable, especially in local markets and for public transportation.
  2. Transportation: The city's public transport consists of buses, jeepneys, and tricycles. The MRT-3 train line also runs through Quezon City, providing a faster alternative during peak hours.
  3. Weather: Quezon City has a tropical climate. The period from June to November usually marks the onset of the rainy season, while the dry season runs from December to May. It's always a good idea to bring a hat, sunscreen, and rain gear, depending on the season.

Interesting Facts

  1. Quezon City was the capital of the Philippines from 1948 to 1976.
  2. The city is often called the "City of Stars" because it is the hub of the Philippine entertainment industry, housing major television networks and production outfits.
  3. It's the largest city in Metro Manila regarding land area and population.

Top Places

  1. The Quezon Memorial Circle: This towering monument is dedicated to President Quezon. The surrounding park is excellent for outdoor activities and often hosts weekend markets and concerts.
  2. La Mesa Eco Park: A haven for nature lovers, this park provides opportunities for boating, fishing, and trekking. It is also an excellent spot for picnics and bird-watching.

  1. Eastwood City: Known as the city's first "live-work-play" community, Eastwood City boasts numerous shopping malls, restaurants, residential towers, and office buildings.
  2. UP Diliman: The flagship campus of the University of the Philippines serves not only as an educational institution but also as a cultural hub, with its art galleries, theatres, and the famous Sunken Garden.
  3. SM City North EDSA: As one of the largest shopping malls in the world, SM City North EDSA offers a vast selection of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, including a full-size indoor amusement park.

Whether you're a history enthusiast, a foodie, a nature lover, or a shopaholic, Quezon City has something to offer for every traveler. Its fusion of old and new, tradition and innovation, provides a unique, memorable experience.