Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center | Things to do in Quezon City-Metro Manila
|Open:||Tuesday - Sunday, 9am - 5pm|
|Address:||Roxas Ave., University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila|
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.
The Oblation is made by National Artist Guillermo Tolentino, and it was the official sigil and symbol of the University of the Philippines.The Oblation is a sculpture of a naked man facing upwards with his arms outstretched and it symbolizes symbolizing the selfless offering of oneself to his country. It also depicts the second verse of Rizal's Mi Ultimo Adios; “In fields of battle, deliriously fighting, Others give you their lives, without doubt, without regret;Where there’s cypress, laurel or lily,On a plank or open field, in combat or cruel martyrdom,If the home or country asks, it's all the same--it matters not.”
The food strip of the North, Maginhawa has become synonymous with food and drinks. Its proximity to University of the Philippines, and accessibility to the ‘Philcoa’ bound buses makes it a perfect weekend destination for both students in budget and professionals looking for a place to blow off weekday steam. The street is littered with food parks, themed restaurants, and all-you-can-eat buffets, plus novelty and artsy bars, and hole-in-the-wall places that attracts group of friends, lovers, and even families.
Things to do nearby
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.
- Bring your friends and family to the biggest 3D art museum in Asia!
- Wander around the museum's 12 different zones and interact freely with all the paintings
- Pose like a boss! Use your creativity and imagination to take the most amusing and memorable photos
- Catch the Art in Island's 3D Media Art Show - the first in the Philippines!
- Explore historical landmarks and learn about the rich heritage of shoemaking
- Meet local shoemakers and artists/culture keepers
- Check Marikina’s famous kakanin's and local delicacies
- Get access to good shoe bargain and makers who can customized shoes for you.
Where to stay
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).
Ideal stay option for Family Vacations, Couples and Solo Travellers. 24 hour front desk, elevators, limited parking, Additional facilities available in RedDoorz Premium near Trinoma Mall are; Desk, Non Smoking Rooms, Room Service, Water Heater, Limited Car Parking Area, and 24 hours Front Desk. Popular Landmarks, Leisure, Shopping and Entertainment experiences near the Guest House are; Fisher Mall (4.3 km), The Landmark (1.2 km), SM City North EDSA (750 m), Philam’s Finest Cuisine (2.2 km), Fisher Mall (4.3 km), Circle C Mall (3.3 km), Munoz Market (2.6 km), Circle of Fun (2.5 km) and QCX Museum (2.6
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.
Getting there and around
Roxas Ave., University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro ManilaGet directions