J. P. Rizal Avenue
Jose P. Rizal Avenue, more commonly known as J. P. Rizal Avenue, is a major local avenue in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is a contour collector road on the south bank of the Pasig River that runs east-west from Pateros Bridge in the Makati-Pateros border to Zobel Roxas Street in Tejeros Village.
|J. P. Rizal Avenue|
Looking west towards Rockwell Center from the Guadalupe Bridge
|Length||6.4 km (4.0 mi)|
|West end||Zobel Roxas Street and Tejeron Street in Tejeros|
|East end||Pateros Bridge in Pateros|
|Roads in the Philippines|
Starting at its eastern terminus at Pateros Bridge connecting Makati and Pateros, the road meanders through the residential communities of Comembo, West Rembo and Cembo. The road continues to Kalayaan Avenue. The Circumferential Road 5 then crosses above the avenue; one cannot go into C5 directly from J.P. Rizal Avenue, except when using Kalayaan Avenue as a conduit. It intersects with Eighth Avenue just past the University of Makati campus which connects it to Bonifacio Global City nearby. The avenue continues west through Guadalupe Nuevo where the Guadalupe ferry terminal and Guadalupe MRT Station are located.
Crossing under the Guadalupe Bridge of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), the road runs through Guadalupe Viejo and Rockwell Center. West of Estrella Street, it enters the Makati Población area passing through the Casa Hacienda Park before coming to an intersection with Makati Avenue. The road gradually pulls away from the river at this point as it continues on a straight path to Chino Roces Avenue in Olympia. The section between Makati Avenue and Chino Roces carries one-way traffic westbound. Located on this section are the old Santa Ana Race Track, which is now being developed as a commercial and entertainment district called Circuit Makati, and the country's most expensive city hall. The avenue then curves northwest past Pasong Tirad before coming to its western terminus at Zobel Roxas Street near the city's border with Santa Ana district in the City of Manila.
J. P. Rizal extends past C-5 road into East Rembo, Comembo and the municipality of Pateros as J. P. Rizal Avenue Extension. West of Zobel Roxas, it continues as Tejeron Street, ending at Pedro Gil Street. The avenue was named after the Philippines' national hero, Dr. José P. Rizal. The eastern section and extension between Guadalupe Nuevo and Pateros was formerly called Guadalupe-Pateros Road.
- Casa Hacienda Park
- Circuit Makati
- Guadalupe Nuevo Cloverleaf Park
- Makati Aqua Sports Arena
- Makati City Hall
- Makati Park and Garden
- Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church
- Olympia Market
- Our Lady of Guadalupe Minor Seminary
- Poblacion Sports Complex
- Power Plant Mall
- Puregold Makati
- Rockwell Center
- University of Makati
- Ayala transforms race track into Broadway, football hub published by Rappler; accessed 2013-10-14.
- Most expensive city hall published by Philippine Daily Inquirer; accessed 2013-10-11.