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January 15, 2018

Newest Philippine Attraction: Ciudad de Victoria | The Garden

Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos

Ciudad de Victoria is a 140-hectare tourism zone in Bulacan where the Philippine Arena, the world's largest indoor arena is located. It has an entertainment hall, leisure park and sports complex.  Ciudad de Victoria is the newest attraction in the Philippines with the opening of The Garden. 

When mom told me that we have special pass to visit the newly opened The Garden in Ciudad de Victoria, I said okay and brought my camera.




Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos

I didn't have any expectation. I was just too happy to be spending time with mom. When we arrived, I was pleasantly surprised. Ciudad de Victoria The Garden is one big park with beautiful landscape surrounded by colorful flowers housing different bird species and exotic animals.

Our ticket was priced at Php 150 but here are the new ticket pries:

Ciudad De Victoria Entrance Fee:

Php 200 Adult
Php 100 Kids below 6 years old

You cannot bring any food and drink inside.
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden is open daily from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm 
(please do check out the official Fanpage for any changes)


Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos


Here are the photos I took using my Fujifillm Camera. 

Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos


The park is full of colors and beautiful landscapes and details. This is the first time I got to really appreciate birds (of different colors and species). I love how they are caged and presented in different parts of the park - giving guest a chance to interact with them. They are very photogenic. 


Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos

It was a little crowded when we visited. It was a challenge to take photos and find the spot because everyone wants a photo. Haha

Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos

One of my favorite spots is the Cactus House. It is made of glass and houses the Iguana too. 

Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo

Strolling around, I spotted more birds and flowers. There is a big fish pond and the fishes are (surprise, surprise!) colorful too! 

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Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo

There is a carousel, play ground and inflattables where kids can play. 

Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo

There is also an Animal Land where you can see animals like Lamb, Sheep, White Carabao, White Tiger and other exotic animals you cannot find in the other local zoos. 

I like the design and layout of the Ciudad de Victoria Zoo because it is just one circular park and you just need to go around once to see all the animals. Perfect for those who are visiting with kids and elders. 


Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Photos Zoo


When you get hungry, you can visit the Embrace Cafe and Restaurant. Meals like Roasted Chicken and Sweet & Sour Pork start at Php 200. While Pasta at Php 150. I think they are reasonably priced. 

Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Restaurant
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Restaurant


The restaurant has a well-maintained toilet. There is someone manning the toilet and replenishing the napkin and tissue. But lines can go crazy. 

For those who wish to dine and enjoy the view, there are tables and chairs outside the cafe. 

Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Restaurant
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Restaurant

Visitors can also buy souvenir items from Ciudad de Victoria in the Embrace Cafe and Restaurant. 

Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Sovenir
Ciudad de Victoria The Garden Sovenir


Ciudad de Victoria, The Garden is a nice place to visit for relaxation. It truly shows that the world and the things around us are indeed colorful. I hope visitors will help in preserving its beauty. 

Ciudad de Victoria is only an hour drive away from Manila.  

Newest Philippine Attraction: Ciudad de Victoria | The Garden

How to get to Philippine Arena/ Ciudad de Victoria The Garden via Commute: 

From Manila via Cubao: Ride buses bound to Sta. Maria Bocaue Bulacan with sign board “Sta Maria Bocaue Exit,” “Garden Bocaue Exit Sta Maria” and / or “Sta Clara Bocaue Exit.”. Get off at Brgy Turo and walk from there to the Arena. 

Ciudad de Victoria is only an hour away from Manila via Waze :) 

Check out https://www.facebook.com/OfficialPhilippineArena/ for more information. 

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