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Marikina Roman Garden


When tracing back the history of Marikina, one can never overlook the contributions of Christianity. On April 16, 1630, The Society of Jesus inherited the ecclesiastical control of the Marikina area and established a mission village. It was told that the Jesuits found an image of the Infant Jesus among the boulders of rocks along the banks of the local river. Thus, on these boulders, the priests built a chapel and christened the center of the village, Jesus dela Peña (Jesus of the Rock).

by Jhaypee Guia on July 19, 2012
Marikina Roman Garden

Roman Garden at Marikina River Park

When tracing back the history of Marikina, one can never overlook the contributions of Christianity. On April 16, 1630, The Society of Jesus inherited the ecclesiastical control of the Marikina area and established a mission village. It was told that the Jesuits found an image of the Infant Jesus among the boulders of rocks along the banks of the local river. Thus, on these boulders, the priests built a chapel and christened the center of the village, Jesus dela Peña (Jesus of the Rock). The site, where the Marikina Zonta Club built the Roman Garden in 1998, is believed to be the spot where the icon of Jesus was seen. The Garden also serves as an honor to Marikina Christian residents who comprised a large number in the city.

Location

MArikina Roman Garden is located in Marikina Riverbank, Marikina City.

Accommodations

  • Marikina Hotel - Pio Del Pilar St. cor. Tangerine St., Brgy. Concepcion II, Marikina City Philippines
  • La Trinidad Pension House
  • Family Lodging House - 31 Liamzon St., Brgy. San Roque
  • Family Lodging House - 31 Liamzon St., Brgy. San Roque
  • Villa Ronar Garden Resort & Hotel - 112 Dao corner Champaca St., Marikina Heights, Marikina City
  • RELC - Dormitory
  • MIST-TESDA

Restaurants

  • Pan De Amerikana
  • Cafe Qizia - Italian Cuisine
  • Tapsi ni Vivian
  • Macky's Eatery
  • Dalay's - Filipino Cuisine
  • Cafe Kapitan
  • Kusina ni Kambal
  • Panciteria ni Edong's
  • Kubo sa Tuazon
  • Cafe Lidia
  • Casa Feliz Cakes & Pastries
  • Pap's Dinner
  • Eriz’s Driveway bar and resto Café
  • NOHMU (Resto Bar)

Transportation

Currently, elevated light rail systems run through Marikina City. The first or last station of LRT 2 is Santolan located along Marcos Highway. The station connects to Claro M. Recto Avenue in Manila.

Public transportation within the city, like in most of the urban areas in the Philippines, is facilitated mostly using inexpensive jeepneys and buses. Tricycles (motorbikes with an attached two seater carriage) are the usual transportation used for short distances, while Taxi cabs are used by the upper middle class. The roads are organized around a set of long narrow and circumferential roads that radiate and circle in and around the city.

One of the most notable attractions in Marikina is the bikeways and bike lanes along major roads and streets. This is the only city in the Philippines which has an effective bikeway.

Going to Marikina

Various land transportation ply the route going to Marikina City via bus in major roads or public jeepneys in minor roads in Metro Manila. From Cainta and Antipolo via Marikina City ( BAYAN): Take a jeepney with the sign board ( cubao), ask the driver to drop you at Mcdo Marcos highway and ride a tricycle going straight to Marikina Sports Center.
Or drop by at Fiesta Villa in A. Tuazon Marikina and ride a jeep with the sign board ( going to Marikina).

From Quezon City via Marikina City( BAYAN):
Take a ride either Fx or jeep at Gateway Cubao, ride with the signboard  going to ( Parang, SSS, Kalumpang ) and they’ll drop you off to Marikina Bayan.

From Pasig City via Marikina City (BAYAN):
Take a jeepney in Pasig Palengke and ride with the signboard going to Marikina(bayan),.

From San Mateo via Marikina (BAYAN):
Take a jeepney with the signboard Marikina (bayan)

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