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Information about Plaza Miranda

4.6
244 Google reviews
Type
Park
Location
Plaza Miranda, FR Hidalgo St, Quiapo, Manila, 1001 Metro Manila, Philippines
Opening Hours
Monday: Open 24 hours; Tuesday: Open 24 hours; Wednesday: Open 24 hours; Thursday: Open 24 hours; Friday: Open 24 hours; Saturday: Open 24 hours; Sunday: Open 24 hours
Distance From City Center
1.0 km
Family Friendly
Yes
Average rating
4.6
Number of reviews
244

Plaza Miranda 

Plaza Miranda is a public square which is located in front of the Quiapo Church, which is considered as the center of Quiapo.

 

What To See

Plaza Miranda has an area of almost 6000 square meters, bordered on the north by Quiapo Church, on the east by Quezon Boulevard, on the south by Hidalgo Street and on the west by Evangelista Street.

The plaza itself, which has a design capacity of almost 20,000 people, is paved with granite tiles and is surrounded by Neo-Gothic architectural details is inspired by the architecture of the Church of Quiapo, particularly on the western side, with two large entrance arches with Manila's coat of arms. The two large arches are separated by several smaller arches forming a covered colonnade, incorporating the sea lion found in the coat of arms into their design. 

There are historical markers in two of the four corners of the plaza. A plaque remembering the 1971 Plaza Miranda bombing is placed at the southwest corner, unveiled on August 21, 2002 by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, while the southeast corner, facing Quezon Boulevard, has a 35-foot high marble obelisk topped by a statue of a woman whose outstretched arms bear a torch representing freedom. The obelisk is flanked by two columns on each side, surmounted by urns made of cast iron alloy and bronze, which also serve as gas-fired chambers that can be lit for special occasions.

 

Nearby Places

Several other notable buildings, apart from the Quiapo Church, are located in the vicinity of Plaza Miranda. The most notable buildings in the vicinity of the plaza are the F&C Tower, which is formerly called as the Picache Building, which once housed the Philippine Savings Bank headquarters, and the Times Theater, one of the oldest cinemas in Manila. Around the Area, the Hidalgo Street is also known as the "haven of photographers," due to the presence of several buildings that house shops offering services related to photography, some of which have been in operation for decades.