Saturday, April 30, 2011

Streets of Davao City

What is so distinctively Davao is its rich mixture of southern cultural identity blended with some new age character, and nothing far better mirror the city's exquisite image than the city's streets itself.

San Pedro Street

San Pedro Street is one of the oldest streets in Davao City. Famous landmarks along this street include the San Pedro Cathedral, the Legislative Building, and the City Hall of Davao City.

Another view of San Pedro Street

San Pedro Street

A street next to the City Hall of Davao City (on the left, not shown)
perpendicular to San Pedro Street

Claro M. Recto Avenue 
(formerly Claveria Street)

Claro M. Recto Avenue is a long row of many commercial establishments stretching from Magallanes Street all the way to the corners of Jose P. Laurel, and Sta. Ana Avenues. This street is a popular parade ground for the city's famous festivals, such as the Kadayawan, and the Araw ng Davao, among many other festivities.

Along Claro M. Recto Avenue with the Marco Polo Hotel in the background

Another view of Claro M. Recto Avenue

As viewed from Claro M. Recto Avenue in the general direction of 
J. P. Laurel Avenue, Bajada

Gen. Duterte Street, one of the inner streets
with Davao Doctors Hospital in the background

Magallanes Street

Magallanes Street (formerly A. Pichon Street) is a one-way street which stretches from Metro Bank at the corner of Elpidio Quirino Avenue, all the way to Colassa’s Barbeque. Some well-known establishments along the Magallanes Street include the Grand Men Seng Hotel (shown at the background), and the Davao City Library which is housed within the City Council Building.

Ilustre Street

Ilustre Street is one of the busier inner streets in Downtown, Davao City where the JS Gaisano City Mall is situated.

Ramon Magsaysay Avenue

Ramon Magsaysay Avenue (formerly Uyanguren Street) is sometimes referred to as the Chinatown of Davao City. It is home to many Chinese traders and businesses, and is similar to Binondo of Manila. It intersects the Claro M. Recto and J.P. Laurel Avenues on one end, and stretches all the way to Magsaysay Park on the other.

Another view of Ramon Magsaysay Avenue

Busy intersection along Ramon Magsaysay Avenue

Ramon Magsaysay Avenue in the general direction of the corners of 
Claro M. Recto and J. P. Laurel Avenues

The wide and ever clean Ramon Magsaysay Avenue

Manuel Roxas Boulevard

J. P. Laurel Avenue in Bajada

J. P. Laurel Avenue

J. P. Laurel Avenue

J. P. Laurel Avenue

Intersection of J. P. Laurel and Claro M. Recto Avenues

Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur Highway in Matina

Matina Crossing along Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur Highway

Another view of Matina Crossing along Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur Highway

Bird's eye view of the Buhangin Interchange


  1. sir, i hope you could share/tell us about the streets that observes one-way traffic in your city.Thanks...

  2. Actually, the new name is Pichon, formerly Magallanes. However, the old timers and those who are really from Davao still prefer to call it by its old name.


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