Pedro Gil Street
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|
Angel Linao 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 New World Manila Bay Hotel (formely Hyatt Hotel & Casino Manila). Roxas Boulevard lies at its western end.
The street is served by the LRT-1 Pedro Gil 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.
- Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion de la Concordia
- Fernando Maria Guerrero Elementary School
- Hotel Kimberly
- Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila
- Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados Church (Santa Ana)
- OB Montessori Center Santa Ana
- Paco Catholic School
- Paco Market
- Paraiso ng Batang Maynila (Paco)
- Philippine Christian University
- Plaza Felipe Calderon
- Robinsons Place Manila
- Saint Paul University Manila
- San Fernando de Dilao Church
- Santa Ana Ferry Terminal
- Santa Ana Market
- University of the Philippines Manila