MANILA — Announced by The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Quezon City government, the capital city’s iconic Quezon Memorial Circle will undergo improvements to eventually become a tourism circuit and magnet.
“The site is home to many significant monuments, markers, museums and gardens, including the mausoleum containing the remains of President Manuel L Quezon, that remind visitors of the city’s rich history,” tourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said in a release.
The greenest city in the metro, home to the most number of open spaces and parks, Quezon Memorial Circle is set to become a tourism magnet for both local and foreign visitors, with the mayor expressively stating full cooperation with the DOT to “enhance these assets in order for them to be more attractive to visitors of diverse interests.”
Manila’s iconic Quezon Memorial Circle is also home to a small amusement park ‘Circle of Fun’, and popular with families.
Tourist numbers look set to spike, since the area is also extremely accessible – the Quezon Memorial MRT Station located right beneath site, and the ongoing construction of the Metro Rail Transit System Line 7.
To anticipate these crowds, DOT’s chief has also looked at enforcing the Tourism Act of 2009, to ensure that establishments in this zone have suitable business permits, also following accommodation and service standards set.