7 Apr 2011
Ortigas Center is home to many skyscrapers, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants and night clubs. It is the second most important business district in Metro Manila, after Makati. Going to a particular spot, for example, a building in this bustling commercial center is very confusing especially if you come from a far distant part of our metropolis. Terminal of jeepneys that ply the route of main thoroughfares inside the central business district is way too far from the nearest MRT-3 Station which is Ortigas.
To solve the problem, I explored the north part of Ortigas Center to find possible walking directions from MRT-3 Ortigas Station to numerous buildings here. And I found out it's faster to reach these locations if you walk via a short road named Guadix Drive.
Here are the buildings and other important destinations you can get to from MRT-3 Ortigas Station via Guadix Drive:
|AIC Burgundy Empire Tower |
AIC Gold Tower
AIC Grande Tower
Corinthian Executive Regency
East Of Galleria
El Pueblo Real
Grand Emerald Tower
Greenhills Christian Fellowship
|JMT Corporate Condo |
Joy-Nostalg Center (home of Oakwood Premier)
Mega Plaza of City & Land
PLDT Ortigas Center
Robinson's Equitable Tower
Visitor's Entrance of Asian Dev't Bank
The Malayan Plaza
If you're riding a train that comes from Taft Station, after you alight, turn left from turnstile (exit machine) and go down the station via stair located to the north part of the station. If you turn right from turnstile, the stair will take you to the ground going to SM Mega Mall.
If you're riding a train that comes from North Station, use the footbridge located beneath the station and go to the other side of the station which is EDSA's northbound lane. Go down the station via the only stair to the left of the footbridge.
The signpost tells you that you're at the corner of Guadix Drive and ADB Avenue.
We start the tour here. If you turn right onto ADB Avenue, first place you get to is the Visitors' Entrance of Asian Development Bank or ADB. Opposite ADB Headquarters is Joy-Nostalg Center, home of Oakwood Premier. Next to ADB Headquarters is a parking lot, and next to it is The Podium, an upscale shopping Mall.
To the other side of ADB Avenue, next to Joy-Nostalg is Yamaha Y Zone, located at the corner of ADB Avenue and Opal Road. Situated at the opposite corner of ADB Avenue and Opal Road is The Malayan Plaza. Next to The Malayan, along ADB Avenue, is Anson's Ortigas, followed by Discovery Suites and next to Discovery Suites is JMT Corporate Condominium. El Peublo Real follows, located at the corner of ADB Avenue and Julia Vargas, being bordered by a slip lane from Julia Vargas to ADB Avenue.
Walk towards the front of Robinson's Equitable Tower and you'll get to see Holiday Inn, still along ADB Avenue, next to Robinson's Equitable Tower. Holiday inn is connected to Robinson's Galleria Mall, with its entrance along ADB Avenue next to Holiday Inn, and after the main entrance of Robinson's Galleria is the Crowne Plaza Hotel, situated at the corner of ADB Avenue and Ortigas Avenue.
These are only a few of the many buildings within Ortigas Center. I considered them to be at walking distance from Ortigas Station of MRT-3 because there's no public transport system going directly to their locations from MRT. This post is only a part of series of articles on how to get to buildings located inside Ortigas CBD by means of commuting. We will cover all buildings as well as nightlife destinations as we discover what's the best way to get to their locations. You can print this article and use it as guide in going to a building listed here. Just click the "Print this article" at the bottom of this post (below Share icons). If you have any comments, just click here.
Building Map Northern Ortigas Center
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