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Magsaysay Boulevard

Magsaysay Boulevard
Santa Mesa Boulevard
The route of Magsaysay Boulevard in Metro Manila. Magsaysay Boulevard is highlighted in red.
On the eastbound lanes of Magsaysay Boulevard near Pureza Station
Route information
Length 2.2 km (1.4 mi)
Major junctions
West end Lacson Avenue and Legarda Street
  Pureza Street
Old Santa Mesa Street
Victorino Mapa Street
East end Gregorio Araneta Avenue and Aurora Boulevard
Highway system

Roads in the Philippines

President Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard, simply known Magsaysay Boulevard, is the principal artery of Santa Mesa in Manila, Philippines. It is a six-lane divided roadway that travels east-west from Gregorio Araneta Avenue near the city's border with Quezon City and San Juan to Lacson Avenue and the Nagtahan Interchange, close to the district of San Miguel. The entire length of the boulevard serves as the boundary between Sampaloc in the north and Santa Mesa in the south with the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 2 running along its median. East of Gregorio Araneta, the road continues as Aurora Boulevard while west of Lacson, it extends as Legarda Street via a flyover into San Miguel and Quiapo.

The Manila LRT Line 2 has two stations along Magsaysay, namely Pureza and V. Mapa. It is also served by the Santa Mesa railway station near the Polytechnic University of the Philippines campus on Hipodromo and Anonas Streets.

The boulevard was named after the seventh president of the Philippines, Ramon Magsaysay. It was formerly called Santa Mesa Boulevard.[1]


Magsaysay Boulevard at the Pureza Street intersection
SM City Santa Mesa, at the end of the boulevard at the Gregorio Araneta Avenue intersection

Magsaysay Boulevard is an all-divided road that starts as a continuation of Legarda Street past A.H. Lacson Avenue. The LRT Line 2 follows wholly the length of the road, with two stations, built above. The road has numerous traffic light intersections and side streets throughout its length. Various major establishments, like the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sogo Grand Hotel, and SM City Santa Mesa (formerly named SM Centerpoint), lie around or near the road.


Province City/Municipality km[2] mi Destinations Notes
Manila 4.205 2.613 N140 (A.H. Lacson Avenue) Traffic light intersection. Continues westward as Legarda Street
East end of Lacson Flyover
M. Francisco Street Westbound only
Valencia Street Eastbound only
M. Dela Rosa Street Westbound only
Marzan Street Westbound only
Vicente Cruz Street Westbound only
De Dios Street Eastbound only
D. Ampil Street Eastbound only
Pureza Street Traffic light intersection. Access to Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
Maganda Street Westbound only
Algeria Street Westbound only
Fortuna Street Eastbound only
Hipodromo Street Eastbound only
Paltok Street Westbound only
Philippine National Railways 4.935–
PNR Metro South Commuter Line Overpass
Manila D. Santiago Street Westbound only
Altura Street Unsignaled intersection. Access to PNR Santa Mesa Station
N141 (Old Santa Mesa Street) Traffic light intersection.
Santol Street Traffic light intersection.
Guadalcanal Street Eastbound only
5.818 3.615 N183 (Victorino Mapa Street) Traffic light intersection.
Hotel Sogo Santa Mesa Access Road Eastbound only. Access to Hotel Sogo Santa Mesa.
Sociego Street Westbound only
Baldovino Street Eastbound only
Manila-Quezon City boundary North Manila-Quezon City 2nd boundary
Quezon City SM City Santa Mesa Access Road Eastbound only. Access to SM City Santa Mesa.
6.306 3.918 N130 (Gregorio Araneta Avenue) Traffic light intersection. Continues eastward to Cubao as Aurora Boulevard
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sta. Mesa: Manila's northeastern edge published by the Philippine Star; accessed 2013-10-10.
  2. ^ "North Manila". 2016 DPWH data. Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved August 13, 2017. 

Coordinates: 14°36′7″N 121°0′31″E / 14.60194°N 121.00861°E / 14.60194; 121.00861