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Roxas Boulevard

Roxas Boulevard
Map of Roxas Boulevard in Metro Manila
Roxas Boulevard along the Manila Bay
Route information
Maintained by Department of Public Works and Highways
Length: 7.6 km (4.7 mi)
from Google Earth
Existed: 1910s – present
Major junctions
North end: Padre Burgos Avenue in Ermita
 
  • N155 (Kalaw Avenue)
  • N156 (United Nations Avenue)
  • Padre Faura Street
  • Pedro Gil Street
  • Remedios Street
  • N140 (Quirino Avenue)
  • Pablo Ocampo Street
  • N190 (Gil Puyat Avenue)
  • Arnaiz Avenue
  • AH26 / N1 (Epifanio de los Santos Avenue)
  • Airport Road
South end: E3 (Coastal Road) and N194 (NAIA Road) in Parañaque
Location
Major cities: Manila, Pasay, Parañaque
Highway system

Roads in the Philippines

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Roxas Boulevard is one of the distinguished roads in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. It is a boulevard, or a wide road, that runs along the shores of Manila Bay. It is famous for its sunsets and stretch (or line) of coconut trees. It is now a trademark of tourism. It is also famous for its yacht club, hotels, restaurants, commercial buildings, and parks.

History of the name

Baywalk stoplights (Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila; 2017-01-01)
View of Roxas Boulevard from the road itself.

The old name of the road is Cavite Boulevard. It was then changed to Dewey Boulevard after the American Admiral George Dewey. Dewey's men defeated the Spanish navy in the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898.

The name was changed to "Heiwa Boulevard" in 1941 during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. It was changed again to Roxas Boulevard in the 1960s after Manuel Roxas, the former president of the Philippines.

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