Julia Vargas Avenue

Julia Vargas Avenue is the central east-west artery through Ortigas Center in Metro Manila, Philippines. It is a six-lane divided avenue that runs parallel to Ortigas Avenue to the north and Shaw Boulevard to the south. The avenue stretches 2.3 kilometers (1.4 mi) from Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue (C-5 Road) in Ugong, Pasig in the east to Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Wack-Wack Greenhills, Mandaluyong in the west. It was named for philanthropist Doña Julia Vargas y Camus vda. de Ortigas, wife of Ortigas & Company Limited Partnership founder Don Francisco Ortigas y Barcinas who owned the Hacienda de Mandaloyon estate on which Ortigas Center was built.[1][2]

Julia Vargas Avenue
Doña Julia Vargas Avenue
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Early afternoon traffic at Julia Vargas Avenue
NamesakeDoña Julia Vargas y Camus vda. de Ortigas
Length2.3 km (1.4 mi)
West end N1 / AH26 (Epifanio de los Santos Avenue) in Mandaluyong
ADB Avenue/San Miguel Avenue
Meralco Avenue
East end N11 (Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue) in Pasig

Route descriptionEdit

The intersection of Julia Vargas Avenue and F. Ortigas Jr. Road (Emerald Avenue)

Julia Vargas Avenue originates at an intersection with C-5 Road, also known locally as E. Rodriguez, Jr. Avenue, where SM Center Pasig is located. It heads west across Valle Verde passing the Silver City Auto Mall and Valle Verde 5 and 2 Village gates. Between the next intersection at Lanuza Avenue and City Golf, Vargas serves as the boundary between Valle Verde 3 and 4 villages. It passes the Ortigas Home Depot, a Sitel call center building, and a row of bars on the northern side before it comes to an intersection with Meralco Avenue. West of Meralco, the avenue officially enters the Ortigas Center business district. It crosses beneath the Meralco flyover and passes the office towers of San Antonio, Pasig toward the border with Wack-Wack Greenhills, Mandaluyong at the intersection with ADB Avenue and San Miguel Avenue where El Pueblo Real de Manila strip mall is located. From ADB and San Miguel to its western terminus at EDSA, Vargas is one-way westbound only. Here, at the western edge of Ortigas Center, is St. Francis Square Mall, San Miguel Corporation Headquarters, and SM Megamall, where the avenue ends just past the mall tunnel.



  1. ^ About OCLP published by Ortigas & Company Limited Partnership; accessed 2013-10-15.
  2. ^ Tableau: encyclopedia of distinguished personalities in the Philippines Archived 2013-10-15 at the Wayback Machine published by Ortigas Foundation Library; accessed 2013-10-15.

Coordinates: 14°35′3″N 121°4′3″E / 14.58417°N 121.06750°E / 14.58417; 121.06750