Yes, you read that right. In this post, we are taking a break from the usual food and film post as we share the beauty of Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) and THE history within.
*Video now up on our YouTube Channel. But first, please finish reading 🙂
The national park is tucked inside the large 2-km roundabout known as the Elliptical Road. The park itself is surrounded by 15.65 hectares of green space and features a number of garden supply & flower shops, restaurants, as well as facilities which can be used for conferences, sport events or a simple meeting place.
Besides these, there are several other activities perfect for everyone. The QMC has an amusement park called Circle of Fun, a Bicycle Station, a zipline as well as a Fitness Trail. BUT if you want to experience a relaxing day filled with discovery, ClariSays.com suggests exploring not only the beauty but also the history within.
Did you know that there are three museums inside the QMC? Well if you ask ClariSays.com, the QMC is a grand museum itself but there are indeed three interesting destinations.
Quezon Memorial Shrine
The Quezon Memorial Shrine is a 66-metre (217 ft) tall mausoleum dedicated to former Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon. If you look closely, the magnificent structure which is located at the center of QMC has three columns. Each is adorned by a bowing angel holding a sampaguita wreath. The sampaguita is the country’s national flower and the three angels symbolizes the major island groups – Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
But that’s not all!
Inside the Quezon Memorial Shrine is a museum which contains relics and memorabilia related to former President Manuel Quezon. Moreover, at the center of the building is interred remains of Manuel L. Quezon and his wife, Aurora Quezon.
No entrance fee. But donations are welcome.
The Quezon Heritage House
After visiting the shrine, head over to another valuable historical landmark in the QMC. The Quezon Heritage House was originally built in Gilmore Street in New Manila but was reconstructed at the QMC in 2013.
If the Quezon Memorial Shrine focuses on Manuel L. Quezon’s political career, The Quezon Heritage House serves as a museum exhibiting his personal life. *Sorry, we don’t have images because… boot loop. 😦
Open on Mondays to Saturdays from 9 to 4pm
Closed on Sundays and Holidays
Public School Students – Free of Charge
Private School Students – P10.00
Non-Students – P10.00
QCX: Quezon City Experience
The QCX: Quezon City Experience is the first socio-cultural interactive museum that showcases a city’s history, transformation as well as the great future. What makes QCX great is the opportunity it gives the visitors.
They are free to interact with the displays and allow them to take picture (videos not allowed). And since there are 16 interactive galleries, each group is given a tour guide. All the guides are friendly and well-informed so don’t be afraid to ask them anything about the city’s history and culture.
Students with ID – P80
Quezon City resident – P100 (must present valid ID with address)
Non-Quezon City resident – P150
Group of 50 – 20% discount
Group of 50 students – 30% discount
Senior citizens/Persons with disability/Solo parent – 20% discount
Family of 5 members – 20% discount
Free admission for children 6 years and below
Have you visited the QMC lately? Make sure you do because the Quezon City Government is continuously improving it. Plus, the QMC is a people’s park. If you live in QC, take advantage of the wonderful activities and amenities.
Remember, you don’t always have to spend more to see and experience something new or different. That is why we encourage you to visit Quezon Memorial Circle on your free time. Take your family or friends and explore the beauty and history within!
Btw, video taking is not allowed inside the museum. So we’ve gathered all the photos and a few video clips of external shots for you to enjoy! Follow us on social media and subscribe to our YouTube Channel!