Harrison Avenue
F.B. Harrison Avenue
F.B. Harrison Street
Harrison Avenue near the City University of Pasay High School
Former name(s)Calle Real
Calle San Lucas
Harrison Street
NamesakeFrancis Burton Harrison
Length3.2 km (2.0 mi)
LocationManila, Parañaque, and Pasay
North endPablo Ocampo Street and Mabini Street in Malate, Manila
N190 (Gil Puyat Avenue)
Arnaiz Avenue
AH 26 (N1) (EDSA)
South endTaft Avenue Extension, Redemptorist Road, and Elpidio Quirino Avenue in Baclaran, Parañaque

Francis Burton Harrison Avenue, commonly known as F. B. Harrison Avenue or Harrison Avenue, is a major north-south collector road in Pasay, western Metro Manila, Philippines.[1] It is a four-lane undivided arterial running parallel to Roxas Boulevard to the west and Taft Avenue to the east, from Pasay's border with Malate district in the north to Baclaran in Parañaque in the south. The avenue is named for U.S. Governor-General of the Philippines, Francis Burton Harrison.

Street description

Pasay City Hall on Harrison Avenue

Harrison Avenue has a right-of-way width of approximately 25 meters (82 ft). It is a public transportation or medium-occupancy-vehicle corridor which is frequented by intra-metropolitan jeepneys and mega-taxis. This condition gives Harrison Avenue its relatively slow-moving, congested and highly pedestrian character.


Harrison Avenue forms part of an old Spanish coastal highway that linked the Province of Manila to La Laguna and other southern provinces. It was called Calle Real or Camino Real (Spanish for "royal street") which spanned from Ermita to Muntinlupa. At present, only the Las Piñas and Muntinlupa section is called Calle Real or Real Street as an alternative name for the road. The Pasay portion, also historically known as Calle San Lucas,[2] is renamed Harrison Avenue while those of the City of Manila and Parañaque have been renamed to Del Pilar Street and Quirino Avenue, respectively. It was also one of the right-of-way alignments of tranvía that existed until 1945.[3]


  1. ^ "Roads and Transport" (PDF). Pasay City Government. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
  2. ^ Map of the City of Manila and vicinity (Map). United States. War Department. General Staff. 1907. Retrieved January 18, 2023.
  3. ^ "Map of city of Manila and vicinity". Library of Congress.

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