Padre Faura Street

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Padre Faura Street
Length 1 km (1 mi)
Location City of Manila
From San Marcelino Street in Paco
Taft Avenue
Mabini Street
To Roxas Boulevard in Ermita

Padre Faura Street is an east-west street in downtown Manila, Philippines. It carries traffic one-way westbound from San Marcelino Street to Roxas Boulevard. Starting at its eastern terminus at Paco Park in Paco district, the street heads west for a short stretch towards the intersection with Taft Avenue where the Manila Science High School is located. Past the intersection, the street traverses the district of Ermita and touches upon a number of important government institutions such as the Supreme Court and Department of Justice, as well as the Philippine General Hospital. Also located along this stretch of Padre Faura are the UP Manila College of Arts and Sciences, Robinsons Place Manila, and a number of hotels and condominiums. The street ends at the intersection with Roxas Boulevard, just across from the United States Embassy.

The street was named after the Jesuit priest Federico Faura, Spanish director of the Manila Observatory (Observatorio Meteorológico de Manila) that was located along the street. It was formerly called Observatorio Street.[1][2] The Manila Observatory was located at the former Ateneo Municipal campus along Padre Faura, now replaced by Robinsons Place shopping mall.

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  1. ^ Padre Faura published by the Philippine Star; accessed 2013-10-08.
  2. ^ Of whirlwinds and waterspouts published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer; accessed 2013-10-08.

Coordinates: 14°34′43″N 120°59′1″E / 14.57861°N 120.98361°E / 14.57861; 120.98361