Hidalgo Street
Hidalgo Street looking east towards Plaza del Carmen and San Sebastian Church
Former name(s)Calle San Sebastian
Calle Crespo
NamesakeFélix Resurrección Hidalgo
Length0.8 km (0.50 mi)
LocationManila, Philippines
West endGomez Street
Major
junctions
Villalobos Street
N170 (Quezon Boulevard)
Bautista Street
Elizondo Street
East endBilibid Viejo Street and Plaza del Carmen

Hidalgo Street (also F. R. Hidalgo Street or R. Hidalgo Street) is a street located in Quiapo in the old downtown of Manila, Philippines. It runs east–west through the center of the district linking two of the district's most popular landmarks, Quiapo Church and San Sebastian Church. It is divided by Quezon Boulevard into two sections: the western section is a pedestrian zone that forms the southern boundary of Plaza Miranda running parallel to Carriedo Street, while the eastern section is a two-lane street which leads to the San Sebastian Church. Formerly known during the Spanish colonial times in sections as Calle [de] San Sebastian and Calle Crespo,[1][2] respectively, it was renamed after the Filipino painter Félix Resurrección Hidalgo.[3][4] It was once considered “the most beautiful street in Manila.”

Calle San Sebastian (now Hidalgo Street)

Among the historic structures along the Hidalgo Street area are:[5][6]

Schools

Located along the street are Manuel Luis Quezon University Manila Campus, and Nazarene Catholic School (formerly Quiapo Parochial School) Elementary and Secondary School buildings. Hidalgo also serves as entrance road towards Guzman College of Science and Technology on De Guzman Street.

To go to Santa Rita College and San Sebastian College – Recoletos de Manila, one has to access Hidalgo Street.

References

  1. ^ de Gamoneda, Francisco J. (1898). Plano de Manila y sus Arrables [Map of Manila and its suburbs] (Map). 1:10,000 (in Spanish). Retrieved April 27, 2022.
  2. ^ Map of the City of Manila and Vicinity (Map). 1:11000. Office of Chief Engineers, Division of the Philippines. November 12, 1901. Retrieved April 27, 2022.
  3. ^ Alcazaren, Paulo (January 31, 2004). "What's in a name?". Philippine Star. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  4. ^ Batongbakal, Luisito E. (February 18, 2016). "10 Random Facts About Manila That Will Blow Your Mind". Spot.PH. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  5. ^ del Rosario, Marc (February 15, 2017). "Explore Manila! (The Romance of Quiapo)". Marc7Travels. Retrieved July 11, 2020.
  6. ^ Yumang, Ronnie (January 23, 2019). "Revitalize Hidalgo HUQ into vital community assets". The Manila Times. Retrieved July 11, 2020.
  7. ^ Descendants of the Genato Family (Victor Genato Lorenzo, Jocelyn Lorenzo-Dekker, Jose Lorenzo, Jonathan Lorenzo). Retrieved July 11, 2020.

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