Nicanor Garcia Street
Reposo Street
Former name(s)Calle Reposo (before 1991)
Calle Plesantero
NamesakeNicanor Garcia
Length0.88 km (0.55 mi)
Based on Google Maps
LocationMakati, Metro Manila
North endJ.P. Rizal Avenue in Poblacion and Valenzuela
Major
junctions
Kalayaan Avenue
Jupiter Street/Metropolitan Avenue
South end N190 (Gil Puyat Avenue) in Bel-Air

Nicanor Garcia Street, historically known as Calle Reposo or Reposo Street, is a street running for several hundred meters north of Gil Puyat Avenue in Bel-Air Village, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. It crosses Jupiter Street/Metropolitan Avenue and Kalayaan Avenue, ending at J.P. Rizal Avenue along the barangay boundaries of Poblacion and Valenzuela. It has a short extension into Rizal Village, named as Antipolo Street. The street is notable for its art galleries, interior design showrooms, and fine dining restaurants.[1]

Nicanor Garcia forms the border between Bel-Air Village and the under-construction Makati Columbarium, which sits on the former Makati Catholic Cemetery,[2] in barangay Valenzuela and between barangays Valenzuela and Poblacion. It was originally called Calle Reposo (Spanish for rest or repose), and was also called Calle Plesantero (pleasant place) by earlier residents.[3] Its origin traces back to an access road connecting the Makati Catholic Cemetery to the rest of Makati.[4] In the 1990s, the road was renamed to Nicanor Garcia Street, after Nicanor F. Garcia, the first elected municipal mayor of Makati who served from 1922 to 1934.[5][6]

An artists' association called "Grupo Reposo" composed of the street's gallery and store owners holds an annual street art and culture festival on Nicanor Garcia Street. The group aims to make the old Calle Reposo an art center and the city's cultural hub.[7][8]

Landmarks

Alliance Française de Manille

References

  1. ^ "Neighborhoods: Reposo, Makati". Spot.ph. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  2. ^ Santos, Jel (September 11, 2020). "Makati Columbarium to offer free cremation, inurnment for Makatizens – Mayor Binay". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved November 30, 2021.
  3. ^ "Reposo: From dirt road to art and resto row". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Neilson Airport under construction, now Ayala Triangle, Makati, Manila, Philippines, March 20, 1937". Flickr. November 27, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  5. ^ "Hit the Streets". Cebu Pacific Smile Inflight Magazine. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  6. ^ "NCR-MK-A-45". Haligui.net. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  7. ^ "Tuklas Sining with Grupo Reposo". Philippine Star. Retrieved October 15, 2013..
  8. ^ "Reposo mural adds color to thriving art colony". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved October 15, 2013.

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