27 Dec 2010

How to get to CCP or Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex

  • 27 Dec 2010
  • Lag alag


  • CCP Complex or Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex is an 88-hectare land covered with coconut trees and iconic buildings showcasing Filipino cultures and arts. It's the home of Star City and Aliw Theater and the iconic landmarks of Cultural Center of the Philippines, PICC - home of Philippine Charity Sweepstake Office, Folk Arts Theater now known as Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas and the Manila Film Center building where the Amazing Show is being held, regularly. But the hippies part of this complex is the Harbor Square where during New Year's Eve, families gather to watch fireworks display in Manila Bay and to welcome the coming New Year in a very festive mode. Not to be outshine in importance is the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel where a countdown to the coming New Year is also held yearly. You can book your New Year stay in a complete package with buffet meal and watch the countdown in a grand setting.

    Other important destinations here are: Coconut Palace, Gloriamaris, Senate of the Philippines located at GSIS Building, Wensha, Sun Cruises, the floating Jumbo Restaurant which is now closed to the public, etc.

    CCP complex is located in a reclaimed land in Pasay City, Metro Manila. The main roads that point toward the direction of CCP Complex are Roxas Boulevard and President Disdado Macapagal Boulevard with Pablo Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz as the route of colored orange public shuttles from Taft Avenue to the whole complex up to the Senate. Here are the directions to CCP Complex from different parts of Metro Manila:


    BY CAR BY LRT/MRT BY JEEPNEY LOCATION MAP


    Route #1

    From south of Metro Manila and the province of Cavite. Take Coastal Road or Manila-Cavite Expressway and drive all the way to NAIA Road where Coastal Road ends. NAIA Road is where Coastal Mall is situated to the left corner. NAIA Road is a main intersection with traffic lights. Upon approaching NAIA Road, change lane to the left and turn left on NAIA Road then turn right onto Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard. Stay to the middle of Disdado Macapagal, cross three major roads of NAIA Avenue, EDSA, and Gil Puyat Avenue. While approaching Gil Puyat Avenue Intersection, you must stay to the middle of Macapagal Boulevard. Macapagal Boulevard slowly bends towards the opposite street which is Magdalena Jalandoni. Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard ends up in Gil Puyat and Magdalena Jalandoni begins after crossing Gil Puyat Avenue. The moment you crossed Gil Puyat Avenue and you drive along Magdalena Jalandoni, you're already in the CCP Complex. Straight ahead is the direction to the Harbor Square, Star City is to your right and Sofitel Hotel is to the west of the CCP complex. To get PICC, turn left on the next street which is Vicente Sotto.

    Route #2

    Coming from areas of Sucat, NAIA-3, NAIA-1, Multinational Village and neighboring vicinity take Sucat Road, Imelda Avenue and Ninoy Aquino Avenue. Turn left on NAIA Road and stay to the middle. Cross Roxas Blvd and turn right onto Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard. Stay to the middle of Disdado Macapagal, cross EDSA (Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue) and Gil Puyat Avenue. While approaching Gil Puyat Avenue Intersection, you must stay to the middle of Macapagal Boulevard. Macapagal Boulevard slowly bends towards the opposite street which is Magdalena Jalandoni. Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard ends up in Gil Puyat and Magdalena Jalandoni begins after crossing Gil Puyat Avenue. The moment you crossed Gil Puyat Avenue and you drive along Magdalena Jalandoni, you're already in the CCP Complex. Gil Puyat Avenue is the road bordering World Trade Center Metro Manila to the north. Before World Trade Center is the PNB Headquarters. They are both to the right of President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard. Straight ahead along Magdalena Jalandoni is the direction to the Harbor Square, Star City is to your right and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel is to the west of the CCP complex. To get to PICC or Philippine international Convention Center, turn left on the next street after Gil Puyat which is Vicente Sotto.

    Route #3

    From Alabang, Pacita, Metropolis Star Mall and neighboring vicinities - Take the Skyway and exit on Gil Puyat. Avoid getting onto the Gil Puyat Avenue flyover. Turn left on Gil Puyat Avenue and drive all the way. Cross Taft Avenue under LRT-1 and Roxas Boulevard under its flyover. After crossing Roxas Boulevard turn right onto the next street of Magdalena Jalandoni. The moment you're driving along Jalandoni, you're already in the CCP Complex. Straight ahead is the direction to the Harbor Square, Star City is to your right and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel is to the west of the CCP complex. To get to PICC or Philippine international Convention Center, turn left on the next street after Gil Puyat which is Vicente Sotto.

    Route #4

    From Bulacan, Pampanga and North Luzon - Take A. Bonifacio Avenue and Dimasalang Street onto Quezon Boulevard. On Quezon Boulevard go straight up to Quiapo and Lawton. Road name changes to Padre Burgos after driving past Lawton area and the road bends to the left. Stay to the right of Padre Burgos Street to avoid getting onto Lagusnilad underpass and Taft Avenue. After crossing the intersection with stop light avoid getting onto the underpass, take Padre Burgos bending this time to the right. Stay to the middle of Padre Burgos Street, cross three intersections with stop lights and turn left on Roxas Blvd. Stay to the middle of Roxas Blvd. Cross intersections of U.N. Avenue, Pedro Gil and Quirino Avenue. After Quirino Avenue, Manila Yacht Club is to your right, next to it is Philippine Navy Headquarters. Next to Philippine Navy is the CCP Complex ground. Turn right onto the first street after Philippine Navy which is CCP Complex. You're already in the ground of CCP Complex once you turn right from Roxas Boulevard, and the road you're taking actually is Pedro Bukaneg. Harbor Square is to your right up ahead and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel is to the west of the CCP Complex. To get to PICC, just stay on Pedro Bukaneg and turn left once you reach Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas.

    Route #5

    From Caloocan, Navotas, Malabon take Jose Abad Santos Avenue. Jose Abad Santos Avenue ends up in Recto. Cross Recto Avenue and Reina Regente begins. Drive on Reina Regente up to Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz. Turn right to go with the flow of one way traffic around Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz turning left on Juan Luna Street. Stay on Juan Luna crossing Dasmarinas Street. Follow where public jeepneys turn. Turn left on the next street after Dasmarinas. Turn right onto Jones bridge. You are now taking Padre Burgos Street. Stay to the right of Padre Burgos Street to avoid getting onto Lagusnilad underpass and Taft Avenue. After crossing the intersection with stop light avoid getting onto the underpass, take Padre Burgos bending this time to the right. Stay to the middle of Padre Burgos Street, cross three intersections with stop lights and turn left on Roxas Blvd. Stay to the middle of Roxas Blvd. Cross intersections of U.N. Avenue, Pedro Gil and Quirino Avenue. After Quirino Avenue, Manila Yacht Club is to your right, next to it is Philippine Navy Headquarters. Next to Philippine Navy is the CCP Complex ground. Turn right onto the first street after Philippine Navy which is CCP Complex. You're already in the ground of CCP Complex once you turn right from Roxas Boulevard, and the road you're taking actually is Pedro Bukaneg. Harbor Square is to your right up ahead and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel is to the west of the CCP Complex. To get to PICC, just stay on Pedro Bukaneg and turn left once you reach Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas.

    Route #6

    From Quezon City take Quezon Avenue all the way to Espana. Espana bends to the right with Y intersection in Sampaloc, right after McDonald. This intersection is Morayta. Avoid getting to Morayta by staying to the right of Espana after passing by UST or University of Santo Tomas up to Lerma and take the underpass going to Quiapo. Cross Pasig River via Quezon Bridge. After Lawton, the road bends to the left and it becomes Padre Burgos Street. Stay to the right of Padre Burgos Street to avoid getting onto Lagusnilad underpass and Taft Avenue. After crossing the intersection with stop light avoid getting onto the underpass, take Padre Burgos, bending this time to the right. Stay to the middle of Padre Burgos Street, cross three intersections with stop lights and turn left on Roxas Blvd. Stay to the middle of Roxas Blvd. Cross intersections of U.N. Avenue, Pedro Gil and Quirino Avenue. After Quirino Avenue, Manila Yacht Club is to your right, next to it is Philippine Navy Headquarters. Next to Philippine Navy is the CCP Complex ground. Turn right onto the first street after Philippine Navy which is CCP Complex. You're already in the ground of CCP Complex once you turn right from Roxas Boulevard, and the road you're taking actually is Pedro Bukaneg. Harbor Square is to your right up ahead and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel is to the west of the CCP Complex. To get to PICC, just stay on Pedro Bukaneg and turn left once you reach Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas.

    Route #7

    From Makati take Ayala and Gil Puyat Avenue. Drive all the way to the ground of CCP Complex passing under LRT-1 and the Roxas Blvd flyover. Stay to the right of Gil Puyat after crossing Roxas Blvd. Turn right onto next street which is Magdalena Jalandoni. The moment you're driving along Jalandoni, you are already in the CCP Complex. Straight ahead is the direction to the Harbor Square, Star City is to your right and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel is to the west of the CCP complex. To get PICC, turn left on the next street which is Vicente Sotto.

    Route #8

    From Pasig, Sta. Mesa and neighboring vicinity take Ramon Magsasay Blvd and Legarda Street crossing Nagtahan by taking flyover to Legarda. On Legarda Street, just cross Recto Avenue. Legarda ends up in Arlegui but the road continues under the name of P. Casal Street. Drive on P. Casal and cross Pasig River via Ayala Bridge. You're now in Ayala Blvd. Go straight crossing Taft Avenue passing under LRT-1. You're now in Finance Road. Turn left on Padre Burgos Street. Another stop light and you must stay to the left of Padre Burgos Street. Turn left on Roxas Blvd. Stay to the middle of Roxas Blvd. Cross intersections of U.N. Avenue, Pedro Gil and Quirino Avenue. After Quirino Avenue, Manila Yacht Club is to your right, next to it is Philippine Navy Headquarters. Next to Philippine Navy is the CCP Complex ground. Turn right onto the first street after Philippine Navy which is CCP Complex. You're already in the ground of CCP Complex once you turn right from Roxas Boulevard, and the road you're taking actually is Pedro Bukaneg. Harbor Square is to your right up ahead and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel is to the west of the CCP Complex. To get to PICC, just stay on Pedro Bukaneg and turn left once you reach Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas.

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    How to get to CCP Complex from LRT and MRT

    Route #1

    LRT-1 from north e.g. Roosevelt, Balintawak, Monumento and other stations. Get off at Vito Cruz Station. From Vito Cruz Station, walk up to Pablo Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz. Then from the corner of Pablo Ocampo and Taft Avenue walk toward west along Pablo Ocampo until you see the terminal of the colored orange shuttles that ply the CCP Complex-Taft route. It's near to the gate of Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. Ride one of these shuttles and ask the driver to drop you off at your destination inside the CCP Complex.

    Route #2

    LRT-1 from south e.g. Baclaran, EDSA, Libertad and Gil Puyat stations. Get off at Vito Cruz Station. From Vito Cruz Station, walk up to Pablo Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz. Then from the corner of Pablo Ocampo and Taft Avenue walk toward west along Pablo Ocampo until you see the terminal of the colored orange shuttles that ply the CCP Complex-Taft route. It's near to the gate of Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. Ride one of these shuttles and ask the driver to drop you off at your destination inside the CCP Complex.

    Route #3

    LRT-2 Stations, all stations. From your station get off at Recto station, the last station. Then walk your way to the LRT-1 Doroteo Jose Station. Follow the signs inside the terminal. LRT-2 and LRT-1 are interconnected so you will not get lost. Take LRT-1 south bound or Baclaran bound. Get off at Vito Cruz Station. From Vito Cruz Station, walk up to Pablo Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz. Then from the corner of Pablo Ocampo and Taft Avenue walk toward west along Pablo Ocampo until you see the terminal of the colored orange shuttles that ply the CCP Complex-Taft route. It's near to the gate of Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. Ride one of these shuttles and ask the driver to drop you off at your destination inside the CCP Complex.

    Route #4

    MRT-3, all Stations. From your station, get off at Taft Station, the last station. Then walk to EDSA Station of LRT-1 and take another train ride North bound or Monumento and Roosevelt bound. LRT-1 and MRT-3 are interconnected. Get off at Vito Cruz Station. From Vito Cruz Station, walk up to Pablo Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz. Then from the corner of Pablo Ocampo and Taft Avenue walk toward west along Pablo Ocampo until you see the terminal of the colored orange shuttles that ply the CCP Complex-Taft route. It's near to the gate of Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. Ride one of these shuttles and ask the driver to drop you off at your destination inside the CCP Complex.

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    How to get to CCP Complex by jeepney

    Route #1

    From Baclaran ride a jeepney with sign that contains "Mabini Harrison" Get off at Pablo Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz. Along Pablo Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz near corner Harrison Street, wait for a colored orange shuttle that plies the CCP-Taft route. Ride one of these shuttles going west or Manila Bay for CCP Complex. If you ride a shuttle going east, it will bring you to Rizal Memorial Sports Complex and Taft Avenue instead of the CCP Complex. So make sure you're on the right lane. Ask driver to drop you off at your destination inside the CCP Complex.

    Route #2

    From Monumento take jeepney to Baclaran and get off at Vito Cruz. Now, there are two routes of jeepneys going to Baclaran from Monumento. One is via Mabini and the other one is via Taft.

    If you ride a jeepney via Taft, then get off at Pablo Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz. And then from the corner of Pablo Ocampo and Taft Avenue walk toward west along Pablo Ocampo until you see the terminal of the colored orange shuttles that ply the CCP Complex-Taft route. It's near to the gate of Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. Ride one of these shuttles and ask the driver to drop you off at your destination inside CCP Complex.

    If you ride a jeepney via Mabini, then get off at Pablo Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz. Along Pablo Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz near corner Harrison Street, wait for a colored orange shuttle that plies the CCP-Taft route. Ride one of these shuttles going west or Manila Bay for CCP Complex. If you ride a shuttle going east, it will bring you to Rizal Memorial Sports Complex and Taft Avenue instead of CCP Complex. So make sure you're on the right lane.

    Route #3

    From Cubao, ride a jeepney to Quiapo, then take another jeepney bound to Baclaran. Get off at Vito Cruz now known as Pablo Ocampo Street. Now, there are two routes of jeepneys going to Baclaran from Quiapo. One is via Mabini and the other one is via Taft.

    If you ride a jeepney via Taft, then get off at Pablo Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz. And then from the corner of Pablo Ocampo and Taft Avenue walk toward west along Pablo Ocampo until you see the terminal of the colored orange shuttles that ply the CCP Complex-Taft route. It's near to the gate of Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. Ride one of these shuttles and ask the driver to drop you off at your destination inside the CCP Complex.

    If you ride a jeepney via Mabini, then get off at Pablo Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz. Along Pablo Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz near corner Harrison Street, wait for a colored orange shuttle that plies the CCP-Taft route. Ride one of these shuttles going west or Manila Bay for CCP Complex. If you ride a shuttle going east, it will bring you to Rizal Memorial Sports Complex and Taft Avenue instead of CCP Complex. So make sure you're on the right lane.

    Note: There are few jeepneys that ply directly from Cubao to Baclaran. If you can wait for them along Aurora Boulevard, then ride one of them. Then follow the directions given above. Quiapo bound jeepneys are also located along Aurora Boulevard in Cubao.

    Route #4

    From Guadalupe Makati, ride jeepney bound to Pedro Gil Taft. From drop off walk up to Taft Avenue. Ride another jeepney bound to Baclaran or Libertad. Get off at Vito Cruz now known as Pablo Ocampo Street. Then from the corner of Pablo Ocampo and Taft Avenue walk toward west along Pablo Ocampo until you see the terminal of the colored orange shuttles that ply the CCP Complex-Taft route. It's near to the gate of Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. Ride one of these shuttles and ask the driver to drop you off at your destination inside CCP Complex.

    You can always ask the driver of the shuttle or jeepney as you might prefer to call the transport service that plies CCP Complex-Taft to drop you off at your destination inside the CCP Complex. Destinations here are CCP, Harbor Square, Star City, Aliw Theater, PICC, PCSO, Philippine Plaza, Manila Film Center, and Senate or GSIS building.


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    5 Responses to “How to get to CCP or Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex”

    Fritz said...
    8 September 2012 21:32

    whenWgoing back to taft avenue/ vito cruz LRT station from CCP, will I also ride the orange shuttle? thanks


    Lag alag said...
    8 September 2012 23:56

    @ Fritz. Yes, you also take that orange shuttle to get back to Taft Ave.


    Lag alag said...
    9 September 2012 00:03

    @ Fritz. You will alight at its terminal where you've ridden the shuttle, walk back to LRT Vito Cruz Station and take the train back home.


    marjerieroxas said...
    26 July 2013 13:45

    Hi. How can I go to St. Lukes Extension Clinic in j. bocobo st., Ermita from Doroteo Jose? Thank you very much


    Lag alag said...
    27 July 2013 14:51

    @ marjerieroxas. Ride a jeepney with "Baclaran Mabini" or "Vito Cruz Mabini" sign. Ask driver to drop you off at Bacobo St and walk along the road to your destination.


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