Antonio Arnáiz Avenue
Pásay Road
Libertad Street
Arnáiz Avenue east of Amorsolo Street in the Makati CBD
Native nameAvenida Antonio Arnáiz (Spanish)
Former name(s)Pasay–McKinley Road
Pasay–Sakura Heiyei Road
TypeTertiary road
Maintained byDepartment of Public Works and Highways[1][2]
Length4.039 km (2.510 mi)[3]
West end AH 26 (N120) (Roxas Boulevard) in Pasay
East end AH 26 (N1) (Epifanio de los Santos Avenue) in Makati

Antonio Arnáiz Avenue, also known simply as Avenida Arnáiz and by its former official name Pásay Road, is a major east–west collector road that links Makati and Pasay in the Philippines. It stretches across western Metro Manila from Roxas Boulevard in Pasay to Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Makati.

The Osmeña Highway splits Arnaiz Avenue into two sections. The western section found mostly in Pasay is a congested and highly pedestrianized road that used to be known as Calle Libertad.[4][5] This section passes through some of the most important Pasay landmarks such as the Cuneta Astrodome, Cartimar shopping district and Santa Clara de Montefalco Parish. Also located within the vicinity are the Department of Foreign Affairs building, old Pasay City Hall, Pasay City Sports Complex, and Pasay Cemetery.

East of Osmeña Highway, the avenue enters the Makati Central Business District where it merges with traffic from a Skyway ramp near the Amorsolo Street junction. It continues across Legazpi and San Lorenzo villages of the Makati CBD which contains several office towers and condominiums such as Cityland Pasong Tamo Tower and Avida Towers, The Beacon, a number of Japanese restaurants, Walter Mart Makati, Don Bosco Technical Institute, and the Ayala Center. This section of the road in Makati used to be known as Pasay Road. Its eastern terminus is at its junction with EDSA near Dusit Thani Hotel.

The avenue was named after the Filipino aviation pioneer, Col. Antonio Somoza Arnaiz.[6] The western section is served by the Libertad LRT station along Taft Avenue, while the eastern section is served by the Pasay Road railway station along Osmeña Highway, and the Ayala MRT station along EDSA. A small 1.6-kilometer (0.99 mi) long portion of a continuation of the road in Dasmariñas Village, Makati is also called Pasay Road from EDSA to Tamarind Road.

Route description

The avenue is divided into two portions, one used to be named Libertad Street and the other was named Pasay Road.

Libertad Street

Arnaiz Avenue looking west from Libertad station in Pasay

Arnaiz Avenue starts at an intersection with Roxas Boulevard northbound near Cuneta Astrodome.[7] It then crosses F.B. Harrison Street and then crosses Taft Avenue near the Pasay Public Market and Mall and the Libertad LRT station. At this portion, the road is heavily pedestrianized and traffic queues are mostly common. It then crosses P. Zamora and P. Burgos Streets near St. Mary's Academy - Pasay and Tramo Street and crosses Estero de Tripa de Gallina (Tripa de Gallina Creek) at the Cementina Dolores Bridge on the PasayMakati boundary.[8] It soon ends at a traffic light intersection with Osmeña Highway in Pio del Pilar, near the Pasay Road PNR station.

Pasay Road

Arnaiz Avenue at the intersection of Paseo de Roxas in San Lorenzo, Makati

After crossing Osmeña Highway, it becomes a one-way street carrying westbound traffic until it crosses Chino Roces Avenue near Walter Mart Makati. The Skyway exit to Amorsolo Street stands above the avenue until it curves downward toward Amorsolo Street, while its entry ramp towards Skyway southbound is situated on the avenue to accommodate westbound traffic only. Past Amorsolo Street, it crosses Paseo de Roxas near Greenbelt and Makati Avenue near Glorietta until it ends at a traffic light intersection with EDSA.[9] The avenue is lined with hotels, namely New World Makati, Fairmont Makati, and Crown Regency between Paseo de Roxas and EDSA.[10]


The present avenue originated from an old street linking the coast of Manila Bay in Pasay to Barrio Culi-Culi (now Barangay Pio del Pilar) in San Pedro de Macati.[11][12] Its stretch in Pasay was known as Calle Libertad, which was shortly extended to Dewey Boulevard (now Roxas Boulevard) to the east later.[4] The road was later extended to the east up to Fort McKinley, making it known as Pasay–McKinley Road, Pasay–Sakura Heiyei Road (during World War II), and other various names recognized by the government per section.[13][14] It was also designated as Route 57 or Highway 57.[15][16] The road became disconnected in the 1950s when the Makati Commercial Center complex (present-day Ayala Center) was built over its segment between Highway 54 (now EDSA) and Makati Avenue,[17] thus realigning it south of the new commercial center, approaching Dasmariñas Village. The disconnected segment towards Fort McKinley became a separate road that is presently known as McKinley Road.[18][19] It was then renamed in 1984 to Antonio S. Arnaiz Avenue, by virtue of Batas Pambansa Blg. 783.[20]


Intersections are numbered by kilometer post, with Rizal Park in Manila designated as kilometer zero

Pasay4.1912.604 AH 26 (N120) (Roxas Boulevard)Western terminus
Harrison AvenueTraffic light intersection
Leveriza StreetOne-way entry to Arnaiz Avenue
Park Avenue
P. Villanueva Street
N170 (Taft Avenue)Traffic light intersection
M. Colayco Street / Decena Street
6.0723.773P. Zamora Street / P. Burgos StreetTraffic light intersection; one-way street northbound
Cementina StreetOne-way exit
74.3Tramo Street
PasayMakati boundary7.9984.970Cementina Dolores Bridge
Makati6.1333.811Marconi StreetWestern terminus
Edison Street
Batangas Street
Capt. M. Reyes StreetOne-way exit
Evangelista StreetOne-way entrance
N145 (Osmeña Highway)Traffic light intersection; no entry to Arnaiz Avenue eastbound
Medina Street / Estacion StreetAccess to Pasay Road station
Chino Roces Avenue
AH 26 (E2) (Skyway) – AlabangSkyway's Amorsolo on-ramp; westbound exit only
Amorsolo StreetTraffic light intersection
Paseo de Roxas / Edades StreetTraffic light intersection
Makati Avenue / San Lorenzo DriveTraffic light intersection
8.0995.032 AH 26 (N1) (EDSA)Eastern terminus; continues east into Dasmariñas Village as Pasay Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


From west to east:


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