Legarda Street is a short street located in Sampaloc district in Manila, Philippines. It crosses through the eastern section of the University Belt area in a generally east–west orientation between the Nagtahan Interchange and the intersection with Nepomuceno Street in Quiapo. It is served by Legarda station of LRT Line 2.
|Former name(s)||Calle Alix|
José María Alix y Bonache (formerly)
|Length||1.4 km (0.9 mi)|
|East end||N140 (Lacson Avenue / Nagtahan Street) / N180 (Magsaysay Boulevard) / Jose P. Laurel Street at Nagtahan Interchange|
|West end||N180 (Nepomuceno Street) in Quiapo|
The street was named after Filipino legislator and resident commissioner to the United States, Benito Legarda y Tuason. It was formerly called Calle Alix, after a Real Audiencia of Manila magistrate of the 1860s, José María Alix y Bonache.
Legarda Street commences at the Nagtahan Interchange as a westward continuation of Magsaysay Boulevard from Santa Mesa. It heads due west, traversing the southern edge of Sampaloc and skirting the northern boundary of San Miguel. After crossing Figueras Street, Legarda bends to the southwest following the course of Estero de San Miguel (San Miguel Creek). It intersects with Recto Avenue–Mendiola Street, wherein the majority of its traffic turn towards Recto Avenue serving as a major continuation westward, and San Rafael Street before terminating and briefly converging with the junction at Nepomuceno Street (formerly Tanduay Street) in Quiapo before it transitions again as P. Casal Street heading into San Miguel and Ayala Bridge to Ermita on the southern bank of the Pasig River.
Notable establishments on Legarda Street include Arellano University, Santa Catalina College, the main campus of ABE International Business College, San Lorenzo Ruiz Student Catholic Center, Mendiola Theater and the Department of Social Welfare and Development–NCR Office.
The entire route will be located in Manila.
|N180 (Nepomuceno Street)||Western terminus|
|Cruzada Street||Eastbound only|
|San Rafael Street||Unsignaled intersection; former signaled intersection|
|N145 (Recto Avenue) / Mendiola Street||Traffic light intersection; transition from C-1 to R-6|
|F. Dalupan Street (Gastambide Street)||Westbound only|
|M. V. Delos Santos Street||Westbound only|
|D. Santiago Street||Westbound only|
|Delgado Street||Westbound only|
|Main Street||Westbound only|
|Legarda Station Access Road (entrance)||Eastbound only; access to Legarda station|
|J. Figueras Street||Traffic light intersection|
|Manrique Street||Westbound only|
|Legarda Station Access Road (exit)||Eastbound only|
|M.F. Jhocson Street||Westbound only|
|West end of Legarda Flyover|
|Sta. Teresita Street||Westbound only|
|4.205||2.613||N140 (Lacson Avenue / Nagtahan Street) / Jose P. Laurel Street||Nagtahan Interchange. Eastern terminus; traffic light intersection. Continues eastward as N180 (Magsaysay Boulevard).|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
From west to east:
- "Did you know? Legarda Street". Philippine Daily Inquirer. September 27, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
- "Legarda Street". Historiles.com. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
- "Full text of "Guía oficiál de España"". Archive.org. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
- "North Manila". 2016 DPWH data. Department of Public Works and Highways. Archived from the original on August 13, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2017.