Aurora Boulevard

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Aurora Boulevard
Radial Road 6
The Manila MRT-2 Line above Aurora Boulevard in San Juan
Major junctions
West end: Magsaysay Boulevard and Gregorio Araneta Avenue
Gilmore Avenue
Doña M. Hemady Street
Balete Drive
Betty Go-Belmonte Street
N. Domingo Street
Eulogio Rodriguez Sr. Boulevard
Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA)
15th Avenue
20th Avenue
Anonas Street
F. Castillo Street
J.P. Rizal Street
East end: Katipunan Avenue and Marikina-Infanta Highway
Highway system
Highways in the Philippines
AB, St. Paul University Quezon City

Aurora Boulevard is a 4–10 lane highway in Quezon City and San Juan in Metro Manila, Philippines. It was named after Mrs. Aurora Quezon, the wife of President Manuel Luis Quezon. It is one of the major roads in the Araneta Center in Cubao. The MRT Line 2 runs over the road.

History[edit]

A road from Katipunan Avenue to EDSA (Epifanio de los Santos Avenue), called Calle Quezon, was built in 1900. The section from EDSA to Gilmore Avenue had been renamed San Juan Road or Highway 55. In 1910 the Boulevard was extended to Infanta, Quezon as the Marikina Infanta Highway. The portion from Gilmore to Dewey Boulevard, named Marikina-Ermita Avenue in 1955, was later reclaimed as Legarda Street, Recto Avenue and Magsaysay Boulevard. The western terminus was extended to Gregorio Araneta Avenue and the highway was renamed Aurora Boulevard in 1963 to honor Aurora Quezon, the wife of President Manuel Quezon. The First ice cream parlor in the Philippines (Magnolia Ice Cream House)[1] was located at the corner of Aurora boulevard and Hemady street (now occupied by Robinsons Magnolia).[2]

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