Topped by angels, this towering monument was erected in honor of Manuel L. Quezon, a brilliant and charismatic leader who ... More
Quezon Memorial Circle
Topped by angels, this towering monument was erected in honor of Manuel L. Quezon, a brilliant and charismatic leader who would have become the first elected president of the Philippines had he not succumbed to tuberculosis while in exile in the U.S. during World War II. His integrity was demonstrated by the landmark code of ethics he wrote which is in practice to this day. Inside the shrine are relics and memorabilia including family souvenirs and pictures of the great man. The park encircling the shrine is used for a fascinating mix of activities including chess championships, massage therapies by the blind, and ballroom dancing.
I grew up in this city, I even planted a couple of trees inside the QC memorial circle and climbed the stairs to see the view from the top of the monument. Me and my friends used to wake up early and jog around the circle or rent a bike on weekends. Nowadays, you can still jog or walk around the circle, rent a bike, or even enjoy dining in the restaurants inside the circle. It's so refreshing to see all the trees have grown and it's worth the trip to go back and reminisce the good old days I spent inside and out of the circle.