Legarda Street

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.

Legarda Street
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R-6 C-1
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Legarda Street towards Magsaysay Boulevard
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The route of Legarda Street in Metro Manila. Legarda Street is highlighted in red.
Former name(s) Calle Alix
Part of
Namesake Benito Legarda
José María Alix y Bonache (formerly)
Length 1.4 km (0.9 mi)
Location Manila
East end N140 (Lacson Avenue / Nagtahan Street) / N180 (Magsaysay Boulevard) / Jose P. Laurel Street at Nagtahan Interchange
Major
junctions
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.[1] It was formerly called Calle Alix, after a Real Audiencia of Manila magistrate of the 1860s, José María Alix y Bonache.[2][3]

RouteEdit

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 AvenueMendiola 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 DevelopmentNCR Office.

IntersectionsEdit

The entire route will be located in Manila

km[4]miDestinationsNotes
  N180 (Nepomuceno Street)Western terminus
Cruzada StreetEastbound only
San Rafael StreetUnsignaled intersection; former signaled intersection
  N145 (Recto Avenue) / Mendiola StreetTraffic light intersection; transition from C-1 to R-6
F. Dalupan Street (Gastambide Street)Westbound only
M. V. Delos Santos StreetWestbound only
D. Santiago StreetWestbound only
Delgado StreetWestbound only
Main StreetWestbound only
Legarda Station Access Road (entrance)Eastbound only; access to Legarda station
J. Figueras StreetTraffic light intersection
Manrique StreetWestbound only
Legarda Station Access Road (exit)Eastbound only
M.F. Jhocson StreetWestbound only
West end of Legarda Flyover
Sta. Teresita StreetWestbound only
4.2052.613  N140 (Lacson Avenue / Nagtahan Street) / Jose P. Laurel StreetNagtahan Interchange. Eastern terminus; traffic light intersection. Continues eastward as   N180 (Magsaysay Boulevard).
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

LandmarksEdit

From west to east:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Did you know? Legarda Street". Philippine Daily Inquirer. September 27, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
  2. ^ "Legarda Street". Historiles.com. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
  3. ^ "Full text of "Guía oficiál de España"". Archive.org. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
  4. ^ "North Manila". 2016 DPWH data. Department of Public Works and Highways. Archived from the original on August 13, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2017.

Coordinates: 14°36′2″N 120°59′42″E / 14.60056°N 120.99500°E / 14.60056; 120.99500