Legarda Street

R-6 C-1
Legarda Street eastbound in Sampaloc
The route of Legarda Street in Metro Manila. Legarda Street is highlighted in red.
Former name(s)Calle Alix
Plaza Santa Ana
Calle Concordia
Part of
NamesakeBenito Legarda
José María Alix y Bonache (formerly)
Length1.4 km (0.87 mi)
East end N140 (Lacson Avenue / Nagtahan Street) / N180 (Magsaysay Boulevard) / Jose P. Laurel Street at Nagtahan Interchange
West end N180 (Nepomuceno Street) in Quiapo

Legarda Street is a short street located in Sampaloc district in Manila, Philippines. It crosses through the eastern section of the University Belt area in a generally east–west orientation between the Nagtahan Interchange and the intersection with Nepomuceno Street in Quiapo. It is served by Legarda station of the LRTA's Line 2 system.

The street was named after Filipino legislator and resident commissioner to the United States, Benito Legarda y Tuason.[1] Historically, its section in Sampaloc was formerly called Calle Alix (after a Real Audiencia of Manila magistrate of the 1860s, José María Alix y Bonache),[2][3] while its section in Quiapo was formerly called Plaza Santa Ana and Calle Concordia, respectively.[4][5][6]


Intersection of Legarda with Recto Avenue and Mendiola Street

Legarda Street commences at the Nagtahan Interchange as a westward continuation of Magsaysay Boulevard from Santa Mesa. It heads due west, traversing the southern edge of Sampaloc and skirting the northern boundary of San Miguel. After crossing Figueras Street, Legarda bends to the southwest following the course of Estero de San Miguel (San Miguel Creek). It intersects with Recto AvenueMendiola Street, wherein the majority of its traffic turn towards Recto Avenue serving as a major continuation westward, and San Rafael Street before terminating and briefly converging with the junction at Nepomuceno Street (formerly Tanduay Street) in Quiapo before it is continued by P. Casal Street towards San Miguel and Ayala Bridge to Ermita on the southern bank of the Pasig River.

Notable establishments on Legarda Street include Arellano University, Santa Catalina College, the main campus of ABE International Business College, San Lorenzo Ruiz Student Catholic Center, Mendiola Theater and the Department of Social Welfare and DevelopmentNCR Office.


On May 1, 2001, Legarda Street was the site of riots initiated by pro-Estrada protesters being pushed back from Malacañang Palace by police authorities during EDSA III.[7]


The entire route is located in Manila

N180 (Nepomuceno Street)Western terminus.
Cruzada StreetEastbound only
San Rafael StreetUnsignalized intersection
N145 (Recto Avenue) / Mendiola StreetTraffic light intersection. No left turn from westbound; transition from C-1 to R-6
F. Dalupan Street (Gastambide Street)Westbound only
M. V. Delos Santos StreetWestbound only
D. Santiago StreetWestbound only
Delgado StreetWestbound only
Main StreetWestbound only
Legarda Station Access Road (entrance)Eastbound only; access to Legarda station
J. Figueras StreetTraffic light intersection
Manrique StreetWestbound only
Legarda Station Access Road (exit)Eastbound only
M.F. Jhocson StreetWestbound only
West end of Legarda Flyover
Sta. Teresita StreetWestbound only
4.2052.613 N140 (Lacson Avenue / Nagtahan Street) / Jose P. Laurel StreetNagtahan Interchange. Eastern terminus; traffic light intersection. Continues eastward as N180 (Magsaysay Boulevard).
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


From west to east:

See also


  1. ^ "Did you know? Legarda Street". Philippine Daily Inquirer. September 27, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
  2. ^ "Legarda Street". Historiles.com. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
  3. ^ "Full text of "Guía oficiál de España"". Archive.org. 1874. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
  4. ^ 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 22, 2022.
  5. ^ Malcolm, George (1917). The Charter of the City of Manila, with which are Printed Such Further Portions of the Administrative Code and Other Laws as Mention and Directly Concern the Government of the City, and the Revised Ordinances ... Together with Certain Special Ordinances ... All Annotated with Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States and of the Philippines. Manila, Philippines: Manila Bureau of Printing. p. 489.
  6. ^ Map of the City of Manila and vicinity (Map). United States. War Department. General Staff. 1907. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  7. ^ Frialde, Mike; Etolle, Nestor (May 2, 2001). "4 killed as Estrada supporters assault Palace". Philstar.com. Philstar Global Corp. Retrieved March 25, 2024. The mob also set a back hoe at the corner of Mendiola and Legarda streets on fire and threw rocks at the dispersal team which separated into two teams and continued to pursue the loyalists down Claro M. Recto Avenue.
  8. ^ "North Manila". 2016 DPWH data. Department of Public Works and Highways. Archived from the original on August 13, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2017.

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