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Padre Burgos Avenue

Padre Burgos Street
Padre Burgos Avenue with the National Museum of Fine Arts (right) and the Manila City Hall (background)
Former name(s)Paseo/Calzada de las Aguadas
Paseo/Calzada de Sebastián Vidal
Paseo/Calzada de Bagumbayan
Part of
  • C-1 C-1 from Finance Road to Roxas Boulevard & Bonifacio Drive
  • N150 from Roxas Boulevard & Bonifacio Drive to MacArthur Bridge
  • N170 from Quezon Bridge to Liwasang Bonifacio (southbound only)
NamesakeJose Burgos
Sebastián Vidal y Soler (formerly)
Maintained byDepartment of Public Works and Highways - South Manila District Engineering Office[1]
Length1.7 km (1.1 mi)[2]
Approximate length
North endNear Liwasang Bonifacio in Ermita
South end AH 26 (N120) (Bonifacio Drive and Roxas Boulevard) in Ermita and Intramuros

Padre Burgos Avenue, also known as Padre Burgos Street, is a 14-lane thoroughfare in Manila, Philippines.

The road was named after Jose Burgos, one of the martyred Gomburza priests who were executed at the nearby Bagumbayan Field (present-day Rizal Park) in 1872.[citation needed] It is a road in the center of the city providing access to several important thoroughfares like Taft Avenue, Rizal Avenue, Roxas Boulevard, and Quezon Boulevard. The avenue is a component of Circumferential Road 1 (C-1) of Metro Manila's arterial road network and National Route 150 (N150) and National Route 170 (N170) of the Philippine highway network. The Manila City Hall can be accessed using this road, as can the Rizal Park and Intramuros.

Route description

Padre Burgos Avenue starts at the end of Jones Bridge, MacArthur Bridge, and Quezon Bridge, respectively, at the southern bank of the Pasig River near Liwasang Bonifacio. It then merges near Mehan Garden and continues south until it branches to two – Taft Avenue and itself – when it reaches the National Museum of Fine Arts at Rizal Park. It will then turn sharply right, intersecting with Finance Drive, the major thoroughfare of Rizal Park which leads to Ayala Boulevard and Ayala Bridge, therefore the other parts of C-1. Padre Burgos Avenue ends with a junction with Roxas Boulevard, Bonifacio Drive, and Katigbak Drive, its logical continuation towards Quirino Grandstand.[1]

The avenue is a component of National Route 150 (N150), except for its southbound segment between Quezon Bridge and Liwasang Bonifacio Overpass that is a component of National Route 170 (N170). Its segment from its southern end at Roxas Boulevard and Bonifacio Drive, both components of Radial Road 1, to Finance Drive is a component of Circumferential Road 1 (C-1).


The origin of Padre Burgos Avenue could be traced back as a street running in parallel along the moat surrounding the walled area of Intramuros, called Paseo de las Aguadas[3] or Calzada de las Aguadas, Calzada de Vidal[4] or Paseo de Sebastián Vidal (apparently named after Spanish botanist Sebastián Vidal y Soler, director of the nearby Botanical Garden of Manila),[5] and Calzada de Bagumbayan or Paseo de Bagumbayan (for being the street that leads to Bagumbayan Field).[6] It was also one of the right-of-way alignments of tranvía that existed until 1945.[7]


Starting from the northern terminus, the road passes the following:[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Road and Bridge Inventory". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved December 29, 2022.
  2. ^ "Padre Burgos Avenue southbound". Google Maps. Retrieved July 20, 2022.
  3. ^ de Gamoneda, Francisco J. (1898). Plano de Manila y sus Arrables [Map of Manila and its suburbs] (Map). 1:10,000 (in Spanish).
  4. ^ Map of the City of Manila and vicinity (Map). United States. War Department. General Staff. 1907. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  5. ^ "Paseo de Sebastián Vidal (previously known as Paseo de las Aguadas). This was later renamed Calzada de Bagumbayan and is today known as Padre Burgos Ave. (source: Paquito dela Cruz)". Pinterest. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ City of Manila, Philippine Island (Map). 1:11000. Manila: John Bach. 1920. Retrieved February 27, 2022.

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