Pedro Gil Street

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Pedro Gil Street
Plaza Felipe Calderon.jpg
Pedro Gil Street near Tejeron Street with Plaza Felipe Calderon in the background
Length 3.6 km (2.2 mi)
Location City of Manila
From Calderon Street in Santa Ana
Major
junctions
Tejeron Street
Quirino Avenue
Angel Linao Street
Taft Avenue
Adriatico Street
To Roxas Boulevard in Ermita-Malate

Pedro Gil Street (formerly Herran Street) is an east-west inner city main street in south-central Manila, Philippines. It is 3.6 kilometers (2.2 miles) long, and spans the entire length of Ermita, Malate, Paco and Santa Ana districts, as well as portions of San Andres.

The street originates at the intersection with Calderon Street fronting the Santa Ana Church in Santa Ana district where it is divided by a median of greenery and sculptures known as Plaza Felipe Calderon. Heading west, it passes through the Santa Ana Market and an SM Savemore outlet before it narrows into a four-lane undivided road west of Suter Street. Continuing past old heritage houses and a few commercial establishments, Pedro Gil crosses into the northern portion of San Andres and Paco district where it is interrupted by the Paco railway station and busy Quirino Avenue. The downtown portion of Paco, as well as Ermita and Malate, lie across this intersection passing through the Paco Church, Robinsons Place Manila shopping mall, and universities such as University of the Philippines Manila and Saint Paul University Manila. The Ermita-Malate portion in which the street serves as boundary also contains several hotels like the Manila Hyatt Hotel and Casino. Roxas Boulevard lies at its western end.

The street is served by the Pedro Gil LRT Station along Taft Avenue and the Paco railway station along Quirino Avenue. It also continues into the eastern Metro Manila cities of Mandaluyong and San Juan across the Pasig River as Panaderos and General Kalentong Streets.

The street was named after Pedro Gil, a Filipino legislator of the early 1920s. It was originally known as Herran Street, after José de la Herrán, a Spanish captain during the Battle of Manila Bay.[1]

Landmarks[edit]

Plaza Felipe Calderon is located in the landscaped median just east of Tejeron Street

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Did you know? Pedro Gil Street published by Philippine Daily Inquirer; accessed 2013-10-07.