Jose Laurel Street
Jose P. Laurel Street
J.P. Laurel Street
Jose Laurel Street looking towards the gate near Nagtahan Interchange
NamesakeJosé P. Laurel
Maintained byDepartment of Public Works and Highways – North Manila District Engineering Office
Length1.336 km (0.830 mi)[1]
LocationSan Miguel, Manila
West endNicanor Padilla Street & General Solano Street
East end N140 (Lacson Avenue & Nagtahan Street) / N180 (Legarda Street & Magsaysay Boulevard) at Nagtahan Interchange

Jose Laurel Street is a tree-lined street in the district of San Miguel in north-central Manila, Philippines. It runs parallel to the Pasig River from the Nagtahan Interchange south-westwards to Ayala Bridge. It is where Malacañang Palace and several other government buildings are located.

The street has had several different names in different segments throughout the years, including Calzada de San Miguel, Calle de Malacañang (west of Estero de Aviles or present-day San Rafael Street), and Calzada/Calle de Uliuli (east of Estero de Aviles),[2][3] but by the 1870s, it was known as Calle conde de Avilés.[4][5] It was named after Don José Vicente de Áviles, el Conde de Avilés, who financed the extension of the street to the Rotonda de Sampaloc, which is now the Nagtahan Interchange.[6] A small plaza across Malacañang Palace was also named after Áviles. It was also one of the right-of-way alignments of the tranvía that existed until 1945.[7] In 1959, the street was renamed to its present name in honor of former President José Paciano Laurel.[8]

Other notable buildings along the street include Casa Roces, College of the Holy Spirit, the National Shrine of Saint Jude, the National Shrine of Saint Michael and the Archangels and the Philippine Commission on Women. Public access to Laurel Street is generally restricted for security reasons. The nearest LRT Line 2 station is Legarda station.


See also


  1. ^ "Road and Bridge Inventory". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved November 9, 2021.
  2. ^ Map of the City of Manila and Vicinity (Map). 1:11000. Office of Chief Engineers , Division of the Philippines. November 12, 1901. Retrieved November 27, 2021.
  3. ^ de Gamoneda, Francisco J. (1898). Plano de Manila y sus Arrables [Map of Manila and its suburbs] (Map). 1:10,000 (in Spanish). Retrieved March 23, 2022.
  4. ^ Álvarez Guerra, Juan. "Viajes por Filipinas: De Manila á Tayabas". Gutenberg Project. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  5. ^ Yuson, Alfred (September 16, 2002). "Vintage Joaquin". Philippine Star. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  6. ^ Sanchez, Korina (September 15, 2014). "Disappearing history". The Freeman. PhilStar Daily, Inc. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  7. ^ Map of City of Manila and Vicinity (Map). 1:10560. Washington D.C.: Office of the Department Engineer, Philippine Department. 1915. Retrieved November 9, 2021.
  8. ^ Nery, John (March 18, 2013). "Quezon on the 5 Philippine Republics". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved October 17, 2013.

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