Lechon | Things to do in Quezon City-Metro Manila

Lechon is spit-roasted pig, with the entire pig roasted. This slow cooking technique results in very tasty meat and super crunchy skin with glistening fat underneath. It is a must-have at town fiestas and grand family gatherings as a symbol of prosperity. In La Loma, Quezon City, specifically across the cockpit, there is a lechon district where you will find streets and streets of these spit-roasted pigs. In the year 2000, former Mayor Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. supported the initiative for an annual Parada ng mga Lechon (a festival with a parade of lechon) and declared La Loma the official Lechon Capital of the Philippines.
Open: Open Everyday
Address: 9 N.S. Amoranto St. cor. Calavite, La Loma, Quezon City, Metro Manila
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Nearby attractions

Original Pares and Mami House
0.29 km away

Pares is a meal that consists of beef asado (beef stewed in a sweet soy sauce), garlic fried rice and a bowl of beef broth soup. The soup is traditionally made from the broth in which the meat is simmered in until tender then seasoned with onion, garlic, peppercorns, chives, and onion leeks. Some Filipino restaurants also offer the option to serve the dish with an accompaniment of noodles; in the case of the Original Pares and Mami House, they offer a bowl of mami, which is noodle soup made with wheat flour noodles and topped with chicken, beef, pork or wonton dumplings. The Original Pares and Mami House has been around for decades and, for Quezon City locals, is home to the best pares in the city. Similar in set up to a Japanese noodle house, service is counter-style. Open from 6:30 a.m. to midnight, the place is always full, with customers not only from Quezon City but from all over the metro flocking over and lining up for their mouth-watering pares. 

UST Museum
1.71 km away

The oldest museum in the Philippines, UST Museum owns the first collection of artefacts in the country, dating to as far back as 1682. A jack of all trades, it houses a bit of everything: botanical, zoological, religious, ethnological, cultural, and artistic. Originally called "Gabinete de Fisica" in the late 16th century, the UST Museum used to be a museum specializing in natural history only. Today, not only does the museum features artefacts endemic to the Philippines, it has also expanded to accommodate religious images, visual arts and paintings, ethnography, and memorabilia, to name a few. Two of the museum's intriguing items include the Sculpture of the Crucified Christ, which was carved from an elephant tusk, and the museum's most priceless exhibit "The Portrait of a Young Balinese Girl" by Italian sensualist artist Romualdo Locatelli.

University of Santo Tomas (UST)
1.78 km away

The University of Santo Tomas is the oldest existing university in Asia and is the largest (based on its student population) Catholic university in the world on a single campus. The university was founded by Bishop Miguel de Benavides on April 28, 1611, inside Intramuros. Colegio de Nuestra Señora del Santísimo Rosario was the first given name of the university and was established to be a seminary-college or a place to train young men for their priesthood. The name was later changed to Colegio de Santo Tomas, in memory of the foremost Dominican Theologian, St. Thomas Aquinas.In 1927, the university moved from Intramuros to its current campus in the Sampaloc district.

Things to do nearby

Quiapo Market Tour by Don't Skip Manila

  • Revisit Quiapo being the old downtown of Manila. 
  • Discover this colorful and vibrant district that is usually misunderstood. Quiapo is the melting pot of different religions, cultures, and people. 
  • Uncover the mystical, exotic, exciting and spiritual Quiapo. 

Quiapo Muslim Town Tour
Art and culture
3.07 km away

  • Learn about the history of the Islam Faith in the Philippines  
  • Visit the Golden Mosque and learn from their religious leaders about the Islam faith and practices
  • Learn about the history of the Quiapo community
  • Visit the local places to eat. Learn about Halal food
  • Discover  & taste local dishes delicacies such as Palapa and local sweets

Chinatown Museum
3.07 km away

  • See 18 different galleries that celebrate the vibrant history of the oldest Chinatown in the world.
  • Immerse yourself in different points of history through interactive parts of the museum.
  • Relive the bustling town of Binondo as the center of commerce in the Philippines.
  • Be in awe of the massive collection of displays that tells the whole story of Binondo.

Where to stay

Winford Manila Resort and Casino

Winford Manila is a premier 18-story resort and casino located in the San Lazaro Business and Tourism Park, Sta. Cruz, Manila. With over 100 beautiful rooms and suites, we are confident that your stay with us will be an experience you won't soon forget.

Winford Manila is a premier 18-story resort and casino located in the San Lazaro Business and Tourism Park, Sta. Cruz, Manila. With over 100 beautiful rooms and suites, we are confident that your stay with us will be an experience you won't soon forget.

Skyloft Hotel
Hotels and homes
1.41 km away

The Pacific Skyloft Hotel, with its relaxed Modern Asian hospitality vibe is the most convenient hotel to stay in University Belt, whether you are staying to visit your kids, preparing for exam, visiting the University’s hospital or you simply want to relax, Pacific Skyloft Hotel is the perfect place for you in the heart of UNIVERSITY BELT MANILA. It is also an outstanding choice for the discerning business traveler. The Pacific Skyloft Hotel features 77 guest rooms, all designed with clean architectural lines and warm contemporary furnishings.  All rooms and suites are designed for maximum comfort. The Pacific Skyloft Hotel offers a range of hotel facilities including Lobby lounge, M Wellness Hub, Hi-Precision Diagnostic Center, The SPA @ 3rd by Nuat Thai, Fitness Studio, Swimming pool, M Lifestyle Premium Lounge and Roof Manila.Located just beside UST Governor Forbes exit and a few minute walk from Dapitan Gate Exit, this place offers convenience for medical practitioners, students, parents, medical patients, faculties and everyone who desires comfort and centralized atmosphere.Pacific Skyloft Hotel will always live up with its commitment of delivering exquisite experience and best value for your stay. Pacific Skyloft Hotel – a LUXURY FOR ALL.

BGC Boutique Hostel & Dorm - Manila

Being one of the newest yet most affordable competitive boutique hostel in Makati, we provide a wide range of services guaranteed to satisfy your needs whether you’re a business guest, an adventurous traveller or backpacker. As a BGC guest, you will enjoy our complimentary wireless Internet available in all our guest rooms and hostel facilities. All guests also can avail the enjoyable and convenient 24 hours access to the Guest Lounge, which offers free use of microwave oven, unlimited movie channels, working stations, business center services; as well as a dedicated and congenial front desk officer.

Getting there and around

9 N.S. Amoranto St. cor. Calavite, La Loma, Quezon City, Metro Manila

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