Calle Real de Sampaloc: Manila’s Other Promenade

Not as famous as the promenade of Luneta, calle Real de Sampaloc during the Spanish colonial period served as an alternative location for Manila’s residents who wanted a stroll along her well shaded lanes. The trees planted along the promenade goes back to a major tree-planting program implemented by the City of Manila in 1868. Click this link to read more on the history of the trees planted along calle Real de Sampaloc:

http://sampaloc.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/promenade-de-sampaloc-circa-1880s/

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~ by Martin Gaerlan on September 26, 2011.

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