Space Taft - LOCATION
Space Taft is located at Taft Avenue, Manila.
Space Taft is located in Taft Avenue, along its university area which boasts of some of the country’s top educational institutions including University of the Philippines Manila, De La Salle University, College of St. Benilde, Philippine Christian University, Philippine Women’s University and St. Scholastica’s College.
It is also a stone throw’s away from hospitals (Manila Doctors, Philippine General Hospital), commercial centers (Robinson’s Manila), and government offices (National Bureau of Investigation, Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Department of Justice). It is easily accessible via LRT-1, specifically the Quirino Station. Otherwise, there are jeeps that ply several routes, as well as buses and taxis.
Makati City, where the country’s central business district is located, can be easily reached from Taft Avenue via the same LRT line, as well as via bus, jeepney or taxi. Via the LRT, the trip from Space Taft can take 30 minutes at best.
Taft Avenue is one of Metro Manila’s major roads. Aside from the capital city of Manila, it traverses the cities of Pasay and Parañaque. The bustling area around Manila’s side of Taft Avenue is a business and lifestyle hub for residents of the city because of its proximity to schools, offices, hospitals and lifestyle centers.
Residents of Space Taft will have quick and easy access to Manila’s renowned cultural and historical destinations. Rizal Park or Luneta Park is the Philippines’ national park and considered one of the largest urban parks in the region. Other must-see stops for tourists and locals alike include the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the National Museum, the Manila Ocean Park, Manila’s Chinatown (also the oldest in the world) aka Binondo, and the celebrated Walled City of Intramuros and Fort Santiago. Residents who are up for bargain hunting and wholesale shopping can also flock to Manila’s favorite all-in-one shopping destination—Divisoria.
When it comes to dining, Manila has a trove of delectable food choices—from 24-hour fast food chains for late night hunger pangs to casual restaurants for date nights. Space Taft residents have easy access to dining options that cover a wide range of budgets and cuisines. Specialty restaurants around the area include Dairy Depot for dessert-lovers, Hunger Buster for those who like burgers, Samgyupsalamat for Korean food fans, and Table Taft Boardgame Café for friendly or competitive game nights with friends.
Space Taft residents will also find that is easy to fulfill their religious obligations as Manila is home to prominent Catholic churches. The Manila Cathedral, the UNESCO World Heritage Site San Agustin Church, Quiapo Church, Binondo Church and the Minor Basilica of San Sebastian are all located in Manila and are frequented, not just by the devout, but by students, locals and visitors who are drawn to its beauty and history. Places of worship for other faiths are also scattered around the city including the Episcopal Church of the Philippines, the main church of the Aglipayan Church, Iglesia ni Cristo’s first chapel and museum in Sta. Ana, the Philippine Bible Society headquarters and the Cathedral of Praise, among others. There are also Buddhist, Taoist and Hindu temples in the city, as well as a mosque.
Space Taft is also close to the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex where many collegiate and professional sporting matches are held. The sports complex itself is a National Historical Landmark and is considered a valued cultural property.
Whether it’s shopping, sightseeing or dining, Manila’s old-world charm is always a welcome respite for urban dwellers, especially those who reside nearby.