Paseo Padre Burgos

Paseo Padre Burgos
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Paseo Padre Burgos (Paseo de las Aguadas/Paseo de Bagumbayan/Paseo de Sebastian Vidal)

Paseo de Padre Burgos or Burgos Drive, forms the boundary between Intramuros and Ermita.

It was once called Paseo de las Aguadas due to its proximity to the esteros and water-filled moats that surrounded Intramuros. It was also known as Calzada de Bagumbayan, after the settlement that once stood south of Intramuros until the late 1700s.

It was later named after Sebastian Vidal y Soler, a Spanish botanist and forester from Barcelona who went to Manila and studied the flora in the Philippines. He later became director of the Jardin Botanico (Mehan Gardens today) until his death in 1889 due to cholera.

The paseo was later renamed after Padre Jose Burgos, one of the three native secular priests (GomBurZa) who were martyred in Bagumbayan Field in 1872 after the Cavite Mutiny.

Paseo Padre Burgos Landmarks:

  • Intramuros,
  • Manila Central Post Office,
  • Manila City Hall,
  • Mehan Gardens,
  • National Museum of the Philippines Complex,
  • Rizal Park Luneta

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