Aurora Boulevard

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Aurora Boulevard
Calle Quezon
San Juan Road
Marikina-Ermita Avenue
Highway 55
The route of Aurora Boulevard in Metro Manila. Aurora Boulevard is highlighted in red.
Aurora Boulevard in Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
Route information
Component
highways:
  • R-6 R-6
  • Route 59 (from Quezon City-Marikina boundary to EDSA)
  • Route 180 (from EDSA to Araneta Avenue)
Major junctions
West end: Magsaysay Boulevard and Gregorio Araneta Avenue
 
East end: A. Bonifacio Avenue and Marikina-Infanta Highway in Quezon City-Marikina boundary
Location
Major cities: Quezon City, San Juan
Highway system

Roads in the Philippines

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 LRT Line 2 runs over the road.

Route description[edit]

Aurora Boulevard in San Juan
Aurora Boulevard at the intersection with Balete Drive in New Manila, Quezon City.

Aurora Boulevard is divided into two routes, the Araneta Avenue to EDSA, and EDSA to Katipunan Avenue/C-5. Most of the road is a 4-lane dual carriageway, with the LRT-2 having six stations above ground, while one (the Katipunan Station) is located underground.

Aurora Boulevard starts as a physical extension of Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard past Araneta Avenue near the Manila-Quezon City boundary. It then enters San Juan and run near its boundaries. It soon enters New Manila, Quezon City, near Broadway Centrum. It then intersects Gilmore Avenue, Balete Drive, and E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, before it comes to EDSA.

Past EDSA, it passes near Araneta Center in Cubao. The road continues eastward through barangays Silangan, Quirino 3-A and Duyan-duyan, until it ends at Katipunan Avenue(C-5) near the Quezon City-Marikina boundary. Aurora Boulevard continues east to Cainta and Antipolo as Marcos Highway

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, the Magnolia Ice Cream House)[1] was located at the corner of Aurora boulevard and Hemady street (now occupied by Robinsons Magnolia).[2]

Public Transportation[edit]

Aurora Boulevard is served by jeepneys, mostly running routes from Manila up to Cubao. The LRT-2 runs above and below the boulevard, with 7 stations, namely J. Ruiz, Gilmore, Betty Go-Belmonte, Araneta Center-Cubao, Anonas and Katipunan.

Landmarks[edit]

Shopping malls[edit]

Entertainment centers[edit]

Educational institutions[edit]

St. Paul University Quezon City

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 14°37′11″N 121°2′45″E / 14.61972°N 121.04583°E / 14.61972; 121.04583