Presidential Car Museum | Things to do in Quezon City-Metro Manila

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Classic, vintage cars reconditioned to their most elegant shape—not only are the physical cars the highlight of this particular museum. These vehicles are special in themselves for they were made to transport some of the most powerful people in Philippine history. The museum features 12 beautiful presidential cars as well as other vehicles used by historical personalities such as first lady Imelda Marcos, World War II General Douglas MacArthur, and Malolos constitution author Leon Apacible. Managed by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), the museum was built to share the narrative of past Philippine presidents through these interesting and intriguing artifacts. No other place will you see so many vintage cars in the city than in the Presidential Car Museum!

Words by Michelle Tobias | Photos by Riah Camposagrado
Open: Tue - Sun, 8am - 4pm
Address: Quezon Memorial Circle Eliptical Road, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Fee: Free entrace
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Nearby attractions

UP Academic Oval
1.57 km away

The one hundred seventy massive acacia trees are the asset of the UP Academic Oval. The trees flank each side of the elliptical road, stretching up into a roof of cool green. The canopy of acacia trees shade the runners, bikers, students, and passenger jeepneys below. The Oval measures 2.2 kilometers in circumference, with a dedicated bike lane and several cemented benches along its pedestrian lanes. Inside the Oval lies the Lagoon, a quiet hangout among lovers and bookworms, and the Sunken Garden, a multi-purpose spacious ground, sunken about 1 meter deep because of its limestone nature. Surrounding the Oval are the neo-classical buildings that make up the university's colleges, and several artworks. The most popular is The Oblation, sculpted by the National Artist Guillermo Tolentino. A few meters away from The Oblation, travelers can find more artworks at the Vargas Museum.

Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center
1.78 km away

Located in the University of the Philippines Diliman campus, Vargas Museum is a four-story museum that specializes in Filipino art. The museum is surrounded with sculptures outside, with the Lapu-Lapu sculpture located in front and the Balanghay at the back. Inside, the Main Gallery displays artworks from the 1880s to the 1960s. It covers various mediums such as watercolors, pastels, oil paintings, sculptures, and art installations, from celebrated artists such as Lorenzo Guerrero, Simon Flores, Juan Luna, and Felix Resurrecion Hidalgo. The third floor is dedicated to the archives section, which is home to the Filipiniana library and the Vargas memorabilia. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center is named after Jorge B. Vargas, who donated his collection of art, coins, stamps, library, and personal papers to the University of the Philippines in 1978. The Museum Cafe sits just outside the building, serving caffeinated drinks, sandwiches, and pasta.

Philippine Science Centrum
4.00 km away

This interactive science museum features over a hundred hands-on exhibits to promote self-discovery. Divided to ten themed galleries, it is the perfect venue for educational activities recognized by the Department of Education, Department of Science and Technology, and the Department of Tourism.Aside from the museum tour, the Philippine Science Centrum also offers trainings, seminars, and workshops to promote learning through science and technology.  

In an effort to reach the rural areas, they formed Traveling Exhibits, which bring science education to other provinces in the country. These exhibits-on-wheels have traveled to over 150 towns and cities nationwide. Science enthusiasts, educators, and mentors outside Manila are encouraged to bring the Traveling Exhibits to their hometown by hosting one. This will create more opportunities for students in other regions and help bridge the gap of education in the country.

Things to do nearby

Learn Archery in 1 Hour
Adrenaline junkies
1.62 km away

Learn the basics of archery and get to grips with unlimited arrows. DMZ Archery Range opened it's doors to the public on October 29, 2016 with a record breaking price of P199/hr, which was the cheapest rate for any archery range in the country. It was initially designed to cater friends and fellow archers who has the same passion as the owners. 

Metro Manila Shopping Tour
5.34 km away

  • Challenge your haggling skills and sharp eye as you step into three of the must-visit shopping meccas in the metro!
  • Dapitan specializes in novelty house decors and furniture that is both affordable and unique and they stock up on novelty Christmas decors during the holidays! Divisoria is the ultimate shopping destination for those looking to strike up an incredible bargain that will give you the most bang for your buck. Greenhills is famous for the replicas of high-end products that you can buy at a cheap price. End your exhausting day with a big bite of all Filipino Food buffet in Guevarra's Restaurant.
  • It's true, Filipinos love a good bargain, and these mega shopping malls can attest to how fun, unforgettable, and unique shopping is in the Philippines. Strike up a bidding war and haggle to your heart's content in our Metro Manila Shopping Tour!

Tipsy Tales Lambana – An Immersive Folklore Experience

  • Experience your own dark whimsical fairy tale in this intimate hour-long show where actors lead you to explore a trippy dream-like world and play out a story that will surpass your wildest dreams. 
  • Descend into the world of Lambana where Filipino Folklore comes to life. Here, you’ll discover the heart and dark melancholy of stories that you have undoubtedly heard of before but never experienced.
  • Meet the fascinating characters first hand. Share your story with them and they, in turn, will take you on a one of a kind journey through enchanted forests and mermaid infested coves. 

Where to stay

The Sulo Riviera Hotel
Hotels and homes
0.52 km away

A business hotel in Quezon City shouldn’t skip the comforts you deserve. That’s why The Sulo Riviera Hotel offers you exactly what any traveling businessman expects.Our spacious rooms offer everything you need to get ready for that important meeting, and amenities to relax in afterward.All these come with a touch of genuine Filipino hospitality to make you feel at ease. It’s also close to businesses within the Quezon Memorial Circle, so you’ll never be late for your work.The Sulo Riviera Hotel also offers 70 redesigned guestrooms, 11 function halls, and a grand ballroom – everything you need for your events.Book your stay at The Sulo Riviera Hotel and experience the pleasures you deserve.

Microtel by Wyndham UP Technohub

Microtel by Wyndham – UP Technohub has 120 guestrooms housed in a 6-storey block in the UP-Ayala Land Technohub’s commercial development along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, Philippines

The reasonably priced accommodations overlook a triangular, expansive garden that provide an ideal setting for relaxation. To further complement your stay, we have laid out facilities and services that are at par with international standards, including chiropractor-approved mattresses, cable TV, and wireless internet access. The hotel also features a restaurant with an al fresco patio, a function hall with a capacity of up to 300 persons, and 3 function rooms that can accommodate 15-24 persons.

This urban retreat lies within a tree-filled university campus, near the heart of the country’s government centers and business establishments. It enjoys an enviable address that brings you close to an array of key landmarks in the area, such as restaurants, churches, and malls. Embraced by vibrant scenes and warm people, Microtel by Wyndham – UP Technohub hotel in Quezon City, Manila truly serves as your affordable home in the city.

Prime Hotel
Hotels and homes
1.57 km away

Ideal stay option for Family Vacations, Couples and Solo Travellers. Additional facilities available in RedDoorz Premium @ South Triangle Quenzon City are; Desk, Non Smoking Rooms, Room Service, Water Heater, Restaurant, Fitness Center, Car Parking Area, Rooftop Bar and 24 hours Front Desk. Popular Landmarks, Leisure, Shopping and Entertainment experiences near the Guest House are; Quenzon Memorial Cirlce (3.8 km), Jollibee (450 km), Seoul Trsain Korean BBQ (700 m), Max’s Restaurant (1 km), Fisher Mall (2.2 km), Robinson Magnolia (3.3 km), Il Terrazo (1.1 km), Kamuning Public Market (2.3 km) and SM North EDSA (2.9 km).

Getting there and around

Quezon Memorial Circle Eliptical Road, Quezon City, Metro Manila

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