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    How to Get to Quiapo Manila: Jeepney Routes, Commute, Map

    Manila's jeepney route is a chaotic mix of routes that overlap, with no central site with information on all the routes, not even the the Land Transportation Office doesn't have one, typical of Philippine government offices who're not doing their jobs right or efficiently yet demand bonuses and salary increase every time.

    Tutubi, during his student years in the University Belt, and being an electronics engineering student, frequented Quiapo and explored it's nooks and crannies and has a still working knowledge of the place.

    As a start, here's a screenshot of a detailed map of Quiapo Church, Manila made possible by OpenStreetMap. For an online map, click here



    Places to See in Quiapo, Manila:

    Quiapo Church: fortune tellers, pamparegla (abortifacients), agimat, anting-anting, talismans, herbal medicines (e.g. pito-pito),
    Plaza Miranda
    Golden Mosque
    San Sebastian Church
    Nakpil - Bautista House
    Quinta Market: native crafts and souvenirs at low prices (be prepared to haggle)

    Quiapo Major Streets, Landmarks, Shopping Tips and Attractions

    Quezon Boulevard: balisong, swords (kris, kampilan), tools (agaw sunog), motorcycles, helmets, bikes, used CD, toys, surplus appliances
    Raon Street (Gonzalo Puyat): Electronics shops, parts and repair service centers
    Evangelista St: Power generators, pumps
    Pedro Paterno St: cheap yet quality eyeglasses (value for money optometrists and eyewear shops)
    Hidalgo St: cameras, photography equipment (includes Padre Garcia Street)
    Arlegui/Villalobos
    Carlos Palanca
    Carriedo (near LRT Carriedo Station, SM Clearance Outlet and Isetann)
    Soler, Bilibid Viejo, S.H. Loyola,

    Foodie Destinations in Quiapo (Frugal Food Finds)


    Globe Lumpia on Raon st (at the
    Ma Mon Luk mami and siopao
    Moud's Chicken Halal on Globo de Oro St.

    Quiapo Jeepney Routes

    This is an attempt to document all the jeepney routes that pass by Quiapo, strategically located at the heart of Manila crossed by Quezon Boulevard, bounded by the districts of Sta. Cruz to the west, San Miguel to the east, Ermita to the south (Pasig River crossed by Quezon Bridge) and Sampaloc to the north. Landmarks are enclosed in square brackets:

    Quiapo - Pasig: Quezon Blvd coming from under Quiapo Bridge, right to C.M. Recto, left to Legarda [Mendiola, Nagtahan Bridge], Ramon Magsaysay Blvd, right to V. Mapa, left to Shaw Boulevard [Kalentong, EDSA Shaw Boulevard Station, Crossing, EDSA Central], Pasig Simbahan

    Quiapo - Balic-balic: Hidalgo Street [ from San Sebastian Church] right to , left to Legarda, left to Earnshaw (Bustillos)[Bustillos Church], [Funeraria Oro], [Nagtahan Flyover] right G. Tuazon up to the Balic-balic terminal.

    Quiapo - Dapitan: Quezon Boulevard, [Central Market, Manila City Jail], [UST], [Dangwa] right turn Mayon St [Dapitan Arcade] right Laong Laan for the return trip to Quiapo (both Dapitan and Laong Laan are one-way streets)

    Quiapo - Blumentritt Dimasalang: Quezon Boulevard, [Central Market, Manila City Jail], [UST], Dimasalang Street [Dangwa], Blumentritt [Blumentritt Market, Chinese General Hospital, Manila North Cemetery]

    Quiapo - Project 2-3: Quezon Blvd, right to Lerma, left to Espana [UST, Forbes/Lacson, Trabajo (M. Dela Fuente), Vicente Cruz, PNR Espana Station, Maceda, Blumentritt], Quezon Avenue [Mabuhay/Welcome Rotonda], right E. Rodriguez [Quezon Institute (QI)] left Tomas Morato [gasoline station], right Kamuning cross EDSA [MRT GMA-Kamuning station], Kamias Road

    Quiapo - Project 4: Quezon Blvd, right Lerma, Espana [UST], Quezon Avenue [Mabuhay/Welcome Rotonda], right E. Rodriguez [Quezon Institute (QI)] all the way to EDSA Cubao [MRT Araneta Center-Cubao Station, LRT 2 Cubao Station, Farmer's Market, Project 4

    Quiapo - Project 6: Quezon Blvd, right Lerma, left Espana [UST], Quezon Avenue [Mabuhay/Welcome Rotonda], left West Avenue (a U-turn on Quezon Avenue), EDSA U-turn [SM City North EDSA, Trinoma, MRT North Avenue station, (note: bus conductors on EDSA call this corner Paramount], right North Avenue [SM The Block], left Mindanao Avenue [Veterans Golf Course] PAGASA

    Quiapo - Project 7: Quezon Blvd, right Lerma, left Espana [UST], Quezon Avenue [Mabuhay/Welcome Rotonda], left Roosevelt (actually a U-turn on Quezon Avenue), right Del Pilar [Veteran's Village/Project 7, SM City Annex] (no more sightings of this jeepney route for quite some time)

    Quiapo - Project 8: Quezon Blvd, right Lerma, left Espana [UST], Quezon Avenue [Mabuhay/Welcome Rotonda], left Roosevelt (actually a U-turn on Quezon Avenue), right EDSA [Munoz Market, Walter Mart North EDSA] U-turn, right Congressional Avenue, left Shorthorn, Road 20, General Avenue

    Quiapo - Cubao: Quezon Blvd, right Lerma [FEU], Espana [UST], Quezon Avenue [Mabuhay/Welcome Rotonda], right E. Rodriguez [Quezon Institute (QI)] all the way to EDSA Cubao [MRT Araneta Center-Cubao Station, LRT 2 Cubao Station, Farmer's Market, Gateway Mall, SM, Plaza Fair, Isetann, Ali Mall, Cubao Bus Terminal]

    Quiapo - Cubao via Sta. Mesa: Quezon Blvd, right C.M. Recto, left Legarda [Bustillos, Nagtahan Bridge], Ramon Magsaysay Blvd [SM City Sta. Mesa (SM Centerpoint)], Aurora Boulevard all the way to EDSA Cubao [MRT Araneta Center-Cubao Station, LRT 2 Cubao Station, Farmer's Market, Gateway Mall, SM, Plaza Fair, Isetann]

    Quiapo - Fairview: Quezon Blvd, right Lerma, left Espana [UST], Quezon Avenue [Mabuhay/Welcome Rotonda, MRT Quezon Avenue Station] Elliptical Road (Circle)[ Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City Hall], right Commonwealth Avenue [SM City Fairview]

    Quiapo - Lealtad: Hidalgo Street, left Bautista Street (Barbosa), right S.H. Loyola (Lealtad) . this route takes the (Lepanto) for the return trip due to S.H. Loyola is a one-way street.

    Quiapo - San Miguel: the jeepney going to Malacanang and St. Jude starts at Quinta Market Globo de Oro [Golden Mosque]

    Quiapo - Punta Sta Ana: Quezon Blvd, right C.M. Recto, left Legarda [Nagtahan Bridge], Ramon Magsaysay Blvd [Stop and Shop, PUP], right V. Mapa, right New Panaderos (Kalentong), right Felix Manalo [after The Market Place/Arellano University/Puregold Kalentong and before Lambingan Bridge]

    Quiapo - Divisoria - North Harbor: Sales St, left to C.M. Recto [Aranque Market, Tutuban Center], Divisoria right up to Radial Road and North Harbor (Pier)

    Quiapo Ilalim jeepneys make a U-turn under Quezon Bridge that's why it's Ilalim (Filipino word for "under").

    Quiapo Pier jeepneys cross Quezon Bridge then turn right at the foot towards Intramuros, pass by Bureau of Immigration, Manila Cathedral, out into Anda Circle, the entrance of South Harbor (Pier), Manila Hotel (and the way to Manila Ocean Park) then turn left on Burgos St [Manila Planetarium, old Senate Building, now National Art Gallery, Manila City Hall, Mehan Garden, Lawton/Liwasang Bonifacio, Park N Ride,Metropolitan Theater (The Met)] back to Quezon Bridge and Quiapo.

    Pasay Taft Libertad Baclaran just pass by Taft Avenue up to Baclaran passing by Remedios Taft PGH; Vito Cruz and Buendia (Sen. Gil Puyat)

    Jeepneys with Mabini signboards cross Quezon Bridge then turn right on Burgos St, left going to Rizal Park (Luneta) right on T.M. Kalaw then left Mabini St (this is a one-way street, M.H. del Pilar serves the return trips) up to either Harrison Plaza/ Vito Cruz, Libertad or Baclaran (this is one way to commute to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for passport applications and renewals)

    Those with Taft on their signboards cross Quezon Bridge and will traverse Taft Avenue up to the farthest one posted on the signboard which can be: Kalaw, Herran (Pedro Gil), Remedios, PGH (Philippine General Hospital), Vito Cruz (Pablo Ocampo), Buendia (Gil Puyat), Libertad, EDSA Rotonda, and Baclaran.

    Quiapo -Kalaw jeeps cross Quezon Bridge [Lawton/Liwasang Bonifacio, Post Office Building, Manila City Hall], proceed under Lagusnilad Bridge to Taft Avenue [Philippine Normal University (PNU), Sta. Isabel College, the old site of Jai Alai Building (demolished on the order of heritage-blind former Manila mayor Lito Atienza), Masagana Department Store] then turn right on T.M. Kalaw then right on Burgos St in the middle of Rizal Park/Luneta, going back to Manila City Hall, Metropolitan Theater, Quezon Bridge and back in Quiapo.

    Bus Lines passing by Quiapo, Manila:

    PVP Liner Route (Manila to Ayala Avenue, Makati): Quiapo Church, Manila City Hall, Taft Avenue, right Osmena Highway, left Gil Puyat (Buendia), right Makati Avenue, right Ayala Avenue

    G Liner (Manila to Cainta Rizal via Ortigas, San Juan): Quiapo, (Northbound Quezon Boulevard), right C.M. Recto Avenue, left to Legarda [Mendiola, CEU], pass Bustillos [Jollibee], pass Lacson (Gov. Forbes0 flyover, Ramon Magsaysay Blvd, right Araneta Avenue [SM City Sta. Mesa], left N. Domingo, right ORtigas Avenue, pass Greenhills Shopping Center, cross EDSA Ortigas flyover [POEA, Robinsons Galleria, Corinthians, MRT Ortigas Avenue Station], pass Frontera Verde, Tiendesitas, cross C5 (IPI), cross Ortigas Bridge and Rosario Bridge, right Imelda Avenue [cainta junction] to Cainta town proper

    RRCG Transport (Manila to Taytay, Rizal via Ortigas, San Juan): Quiapo, (Northbound Quezon Boulevard), right C.M. Recto Avenue, left to Legarda [Mendiola, CEU], pass Bustillos [Jollibee], pass Lacson (Gov. Forbes0 flyover, Ramon Magsaysay Blvd, right Araneta Avenue [SM City Sta. Mesa], left N. Domingo, right ORtigas Avenue, pass Greenhills Shopping Center, cross EDSA Ortigas flyover [POEA, Robinsons Galleria, Corinthians, MRT Ortigas Avenue Station], pass Frontera Verde, Tiendesitas, cross C5 (IPI), cross Ortigas Bridge and Rosario Bridge, pass cainta Junction, left to Tikling then to SM Taytay then Taytay town proper

    Notes:

    Square Brackets [] are used to denote landmarks on this page to distinguish them from streets, avenues and boulevards. The ends of the route may be inaccurate particularly those going to the exact streets of Quezon City but the main roads traversed are all accurate as fas as Tutubi's knowledge and actual experience.

    Related Posts:

    How to Get to Manila City Hall
    How to get to Fort Santiago
    Jose Rizal and the Streets of Sampaloc, Manila
    How to Get to US Embassy Manila
    How to Get to Divisoria

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