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Gregorio Araneta Avenue

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Component highways:  C-3 C-3
Length  5.3 km
Gregorio Araneta Avenue
North end:  Sergeant Rivera Street in Quezon City
South end:  Nicanor Domingo Street in San Juan

Drive trip philippines gregorio araneta avenue quezon city

Gregorio Araneta Avenue is a suburban arterial road in the Santa Mesa Heights area of Quezon City, northeastern Metro Manila, Philippines. It is an 6-8 lane divided avenue designated as part of Circumferential Road 3 (C-3) which travels from Sergeant Rivera Street, at its north end in Balintawak, and meets Nicanor Domingo Street in the south in San Juan near the border with Santa Mesa, City of Manila. En route, it intersects with Del Monte Avenue, Quezon Avenue, Eulogio Rodriguez Sr. Avenue and Magsaysay-Aurora Boulevard passing through the villages of Manresa, Masambong, Sienna, Santo Domingo, Talayan, Tatalon, Doña Imelda, Santol, Barangay 596 (Santa Mesa) and Rivera (San Juan).


Map of Gregorio Araneta Ave, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

The avenue lies in a flood-prone zone in close proximity to the San Francisco del Monte and San Juan Rivers. It was named after lawyer and landowner Gregorio S. Araneta who owned the Santa Mesa Heights Subdivision on which the avenue was built.

A man-made waterway median runs through the middle of the road, that momentarily terminates in the Del Monte Avenue intersection, and continues immediately, terminating before the Quezon Avenue intersection.

The Manila Skyway Stage 3 will traverse the entire length of the road, starting from Sergeant Rivera Street.

Funeral row

Gregorio Araneta Avenue is best known as the location of some of the biggest funeral parlors in the metropolis. These are the Arlington Memorial Chapels, La Funeraria Paz, Ascension Columbary, Cosmopolitan, Nacional Memorial Homes, and the Sanctuarium (formerly Capitol Memorial). The oldest is Funeraria Nacional which moved to Gregorio Araneta from its old address in downtown Avenida Rizal in 1968. It was followed by La Funeraria Paz in the 1970s and Arlington, which converted the old Thomas Jefferson Library on the avenue into a funeral facility, in 1985.

Automated Trash Rake

In 2014, the Department of Science and Technology built an automated garbage rake in the intersection of Araneta Avenue and Mauban Street, functioning as a cleaning facility for the river, in response to the perennial flooding and garbage problems in the area. Garbage trucks regularly collected garbages that were captured from the river, as well as those dumped nearby.

Other landmarks

  • Central Colleges of the Philippines
  • Fernandina Garden Suites
  • King Solomon Christian School International
  • Robbinsdale Hotel
  • San Juan Bridge
  • Sergio Osmeña High School
  • SM City Sta. Mesa
  • SM Mezza Residences
  • SM Savemore Del Monte
  • References

    Gregorio Araneta Avenue Wikipedia

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