24 Dec 2010

How To Get To Manila Cathedral

  • 24 Dec 2010
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  • Manila Cathedral is one of major attractions in Intramuros along with Fort Santiago and the walls that surround the Spanish Colonial City. It was built in 1581 but underwent series of major rebuilding over the centuries. The Manila Cathedral we see today is the result of a 2-year earthquake retrofitting and major refurbishment that also involved adapting modern amenities such as CCTV cameras and LED screens as well as enhanced interior and exterior lighting system. Manila Cathedral has reopened April 9, 2014. The church had also undergone 4-year construction from 1954 to 1958. Manila Cathedral historical value in the present time was recently seen on August 3, 2009 when remains of our late President Corazon Aquino was transferred here from La Sale Greenhills for the funeral mass. Here are the directions to Manila Cathedral from different parts of Metro Manila:

    Manila Cathedral

    BY CAR BY LRT/MRT BY JEEPNEY LOCATION MAP

    Route #1

    From South of Metro Manila - Alabang, Paranaque, Taguig and Muntinlupa as well as Southern Tagalog. Take Skyway and traverse the whole stretch of Osmena Highway then turn left onto Quirino Avenue where Osmena ends. Go all the way to Roxas Blvd crossing Taft Avenue under the elevated track of LRT-1. Turn right onto Roxas Boulevard where Quirino ends. Stay to the middle of Roxas Blvd crossing intersections of Pedro Gil, Padre Faura and U.N. Avenue. Turn right onto T.M. Kalaw Street and then turn left onto Maria Orosa Street. Stay to the middle of Maria Orosa Street, you are now driving and passing in Luneta Park. There's a junction up ahead, a fork. But you must stay to the middle and don't swerve to the right of the fork. Go straight and once signal is green, cross that main intersection of Padre Burgos. Up ahead you must see the gate of Intramuros. Follow the route to the gate. You are now in General Luna Street inside Intramuros. Stay to the middle of this road and continue driving, up ahead is the Manila Cathedral, but before you get there you will pass by the equally historical San Agustin Church (left) and cross five streets of Victoria, Santa Potencia, Real, Anda and Beaterio. Upon reaching Manila Cathedral, carefully make turns to park your car properly.

    Another option is to cross TM Kalaw and go straight in Roxas Blvd (Rizal Park area), drive past Manila Hotel by crossing P Burgos and traverse Bonifacio Dr up to Anda Circle. Turn right onto Soriano Ave from Anda Circle. You will immediately see Manila Cathedral to the right of Soriano Ave, next to the big building of Palacio del Governador.

    Route #2

    Alternative route from South of Metro Manila and the route to take from Cavite. Take Coastal Road/Cavitex and head toward Manila via Roxas Blvd. Please don't make a detour on Disodado Macapagal during Christmas Season, traffic is heavy in CCP Complex. Stay to the middle of Roxas Boulevard passing over flyovers of EDSA and Gil Puyat Avenue and crossing intersections of P. Ocampo Street, Quirino Avenue, Pedro Gil Street, Faura and U.N. Avenue. Turn right onto T.M. Kalaw Street and then turn left on Maria Orosa Street. Follow direction given at Route #1.

    Route #3

    From Quezon City take Quezon Avenue all the way to Espana Blvd then take Lerma onto Quiapo and cross Quezon Bridge. Immediately after crossing the Quezon Bridge turn right onto the first street at the foot of the bridge. This street is called Muelle del Rio. Follow this winding road. You get to drive along the edge of the Pasig River and pass under McArthur Bridge and Jones Bridge. Just stay to this road until you see Jollibee to your right. Next street is Andres Soriano Jr, the main thoroughfare that cut across Intramuros. Turn right onto Andres Soriano Jr. Here you get to see Chowking to your right and up ahead to your left is the Manila Cathedral, standing magnificently amidst the greenery in front of it and right before the Palacio del Governador Building. Make the necessary turn to park your car.

    Route #4

    From Bulacan, Pampanga and Southern Luzon, take A. Bonifacio Avenue and Dimasalang Street to Quezon Avenue. On Quezon Avenue go straight up to Quiapo and cross Quezon Bridge. Immediately after crossing the Quezon Bridge turn right onto the first street at the foot of the bridge. This street is called Muelle del Rio. Follow this winding road. You get to drive along the edge of the Pasig River and pass under McArthur Bridge and Jones Bridge. Just stay to this road until you see Jollibee to your right. Next street is Andres Soriano Jr, the main thoroughfare that cut across Intramuros. Turn right onto Andres Soriano Jr. Here you get to see Chowking to your right and up ahead to your left is the Manila Cathedral, standing magnificently amidst the greenery in front of it right before the Palacio del Governador Building. Make turn to park your car.

    Route #5

    From Caloocan, Navotas, Malabon take Jose Abad Santos Avenue. Jose Abad Santos Avenue ends up in Recto but the road continued as Reina Regente. Go cross Recto Avenue and take Reina Regente. Drive on Reina Regente past Lucky Chinatown Mall (right) up to Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz. Turn right onto the plaza to go with the flow of one way traffic around Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz. Immediately turn left onto Juan Luna Street. Stay on Juan Luna and cross Dasmarinas Street. Follow where public jeepneys turn. Turn left onto the next street after Dasmarinas. Turn right onto Jones bridge. After crossing the Jones Bridge, turn right onto the first street of Magallanes Drive, right after the National Press Club building. Follow this road until road name change to Andres Soriano Jr. Stay to this road and turn left until you see Jollibee. Turn right onto the next wide road - the main road of Andres Soriano Street. Here you get to see Chowking to your right and up ahead to your left is the Manila Cathedral, standing magnificently amidst the greenery infront of it and right before the Palacio del Governador Building. Make turns to park your car.

    Route #6

    From Pasig, Sta. Mesa, San Juan and neighboring vicinity take Ramon Magsaysay Blvd and Legarda, the road that continued Magsaysay after Nagtahan. Cross Nagtahan by taking the flyover to Legarda. In Legarda Street, just cross Recto Avenue. Legarda ends up in Arlegui but the road continued under the name of P. Casal Street. Drive on P. Casal and cross Pasig River via Ayala Bridge. You are now in Ayala Blvd. Go straight crossing Taft Avenue passing under LRT-1. You are now in Finance Road. Turn left onto Padre Burgos Street where Finance ends. Immediately turn right onto the next street. Up ahead you must see the gate of Intramuros. Follow the route to the gate. You are now in General Luna Street inside Intramuros. Stay to the middle of this road and continue driving, up ahead is the Manila Cathedral, but before you get there you will pass by the equally historical San Agustin Church (left) and cross five streets of Victoria, Santa Potencia, Real, Anda and Beaterio. Upon reaching Manila Cathedral, carefully make turns to park your car properly.

    Route #7

    From Marikina, Antipolo, Project 4, Cubao and other nearby vicinity. Take Aurora Boulevard and cross the intersection of EDSA. Stay under the elevated track of LRT-2 until the road name change to Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard. Stay on Ramon Magsaysay and take the flyover onto Legarda Street. In Legarda Street, just cross Recto Avenue. Legarda ends up in Arlegui but the road continued under the name of P. Casal Street. Drive on P. Casal and cross Pasig River via Ayala Bridge. Now follow direction given at Route #6.



    How to get to Manila Cathedral from LRT or MRT


    Route #1

    LRT-1 from north stations namely Roosevelt, Balintawak, Monumento and other station. Get off at Carriedo Station then ride jeepney infront of Santa Cruz Church bound to Pier and get off infront Manila Cathedral. you can get to Santa Cruz Church by walking to the west side of Carriedo Street between Plaza Fair and Philtrust Bank, then turn right on the next corner. The church is up ahead. Make sure the jeepney you're going to ride bear sign that read "Pier".

    Route #2

    LRT-1 from South Terminal of Baclaran and all other stations from there. Get off at Carriedo Station then ride jeepney infront of Santa Cruz Church bound to Pier and get off infront Manila Cathedral. you can get to Santa Cruz Church by walking to the west side of Carriedo Street between Plaza Fair and Philtrust Bank, then turn right on the next corner. The church is up ahead. Make sure the jeepney you're going to ride bear sign that read "Pier".

    Route #3

    LRT-2 Stations, all stations. From your station get off at Recto then walk your way to the LRT-1 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 Carriedo Station then ride jeepney infront of Santa Cruz Church bound to Pier and get off infront Manila Cathedral. you can get to Santa Cruz Church by walking to the west side of Carriedo Street between Plaza Fair and Philtrust Bank, then turn right on the next corner. The church is up ahead. Make sure the jeepney you're going to ride bear sign that read "Pier".

    Route #4

    MRT-3, all Stations. From your station, get off at Taft Station then take another train ride North bound or Monumento bound on LRT-1. LRT and MRT are interconnected. Get off at Carriedo Station then ride jeepney infront of Santa Cruz Church bound to Pier and get off infront Manila Cathedral. you can get to Santa Cruz Church by walking to the west side of Carriedo Street between Plaza Fair and Philtrust Bank, then turn right on the next corner. The church is up ahead. Make sure the jeepney you're going to ride bear sign that read "Pier".




    How to get to Manila Cathedral by jeepney


    Route #1

    From Trinoma and SM City North Edsa, ride a jeepney with sign infront that read "Pier". Ask driver to drop you off at Manila Cathedral. All jeepneys plying the route of Project 6 - Pier South pass by Manila Cathedral.

    Route #2

    From Retiro in Quezon City. This road is now known as N.S. Amoranto Sr Avenue. Ride a jeepney with sign infront that read "Pier". Ask driver to drop you off at Manila Cathedral. All jeepneys plying the route of Retiro - Pier South pass by Manila Cathedral.

    Route #3

    From Pasig ride a Quiapo bound jeepney and then ride another jeepney with sign that read "Pier". Ask driver to drop you off at Manila Cathedral.

    Route #4

    From Marikina, ride jeepney going to Divisoria and get off at Recto corner Avenida and ride another jeepney with sign that read "Pier". Ask driver to drop you off infront of Manila Cathedral.




    Location Map of Manila Cathedral






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    6 comments:

    1. Hi. Is there a jeepney coming from buendia, pasay to andres soriano ave. in intramuros? Need to go there for my medical exam on sept. 19.. Thanks!

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    2. @ claire cruz. You need to take an LRT and a jeepney to get there if you want fast route. First, ride a train bound for Monumento/Roosevelt, and alight at Doroteo Jose. Down the LRT Doroteo Jose Station, cross Avenida and wait for a jeepney with "Pier" sign. The jeep will take the whole stretch of Andres Soriano Ave. If you don't prefer train, just let me know.

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    3. how can i get to jollibee luneta from recto lrt station. thnks

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    4. @ jm. Walk to the corner of Recto and Avenida. There's a Chowking there. In front of Chowking, along Avenida, ride a jeep with "Baclaran Mabini" or "Mabini T.M. Kalaw" sign. Ask the driver to drop you off at the corner of Maria Orosa and T.M. Kalaw. Jollibee is at the opposite corner.

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    5. If you are coming from Pasig City (Pinagbuhatan) or Makati City (Guadalupe), you can also board the Pasig River Bus Ferry and get off at Plaza Mexico Station in Intramuros. From there, the cathedral is just a stone's throw away. Ferry trip is approximately an hour.

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    6. @ Jayson Santos. Yes, thank you so much. It's just a ferry ride away plus a little bit walk inside the historic Intramuros toward Manila Cathedral. I have published a separate guide on how to get to Manila Cathedral via Pasig River ferry. Please go to Pasig River Ferry Commute Guide.

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