Monday, October 06, 2008
A new hotel within the busy intersection of Doroteo Jose and Avenida, just right of the D. Jose LRT station. A new hotel that is historical and hopefully will revive the grandeur of avenida.
This used to housed the Manila Grand Opera House Built in the mid-1800s as the H.T. Hashim’s National Cycle Track, a circular wooden structure with a nipa roof, the complex served as the center of Philippine culture and the primary theater for the viewing of plays, movies and zarzuelas in Manila prior to the construction of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in the 1960s.
This site is also where the first Philippine Assembly was inaugurated on October 16, 1907 by United States Secretary of War, William Howard Taft.
Manila Grand Opera Hotel
925 Rizal Avenue Corner Doroteo Jose St. Sta. Cruz
Telephone: +632 314009099
Hint of nostalgia on site of Manila Grand Opera House
Manila Grand Opera House in Wikipedia