DOT supports sustainable development plan for QC Memorial Circle
Manila, Philippines — The Department of Tourism announced that it will support the Quezon City government’s plan to transform the Quezon City Memorial Circle into a model for sustainable development.
To initiate the partnership, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat met with Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte to talk about the rehabilitation efforts. The city’s local government plans to make the site a major tourist spot, especially for local and foreign visitors.
According to Sec. Romulo-Puyat, Quezon City needs to take steps towards preserving the heritage park. She also encouraged that the heritage park maintains its family-friendliness. Belmonte, for her part, expressed excitement about the idea of working with DOT for the project.
The QC Memorial Circle will be much busier in the next few years. The station will become a point of convergence because of the construction of a Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line-7 station in the area.
Quezon Memorial Circle history and spaces
Ever since it was created in 1978, the Quezon City Memorial Circle has been a significant part of the city’s history.
The QC Memorial Circle, especially the towering monument on its center, is largely inspired by the art deco movement. The tower, designed by renowned architect Federico Ilustre, stands at 66 meters. The height of the tower is significant because it represents the age that former President Manuel L. Quezon was when he passed away.
The park also plays host to several small gardens. Among them is the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak and the Tropical Garden. When you roam around the QC Memorial Circle, you might also pass by a demo urban farm.
The Presidential Car Museum can also be found in the Memorial Circle. Inaugurated in August 2018, visitors will be able to see presidential cars of former Philippine heads of states there.
Other establishments you can find in the QC Memorial Circle are the Quezon City Experience, the World Peace Bell, and the Quezon Heritage House.