General Maxilom Avenue, or more popularly known as Mango Avenue, was named in honor of a hero of the Philippine Revolution. It is not only one of the main thoroughfares of Cebu City but it is also gaining popularity as one of the city’s major entertainment spots.
The street was named after General Arcadio Maxilom y Molero who served as a public school teacher prior to joining the Katipunan. Maxilom led the Katipuneros in Cebu after the tragic assassination of their leader, Leon Kilat. Maxilom’s funeral was attended by several important revolutionary figures, including Emilio Aguinaldo. His funeral cortegé stretched over 4 km, the longest by far in Cebu’s history.
image source: One Mango Avenue
Today, the long stretch of Mango Avenue hosts a variety of institutions including schools (St. Theresa’s College and University of San Carlos-North Campus), malls (Mango Square Mall, One Mango Avenue, Fooda), churches (Iglesia ni Cristo and Church Of Our King), banks (BPI, Sterling, Metrobank, PBCom, Unionbank), restaurants (Sunburst, Handuraw, Jollibee, Greenwich), ktv bars (Gimik, The Beat) and even a number of restobars and night clubs. One Mango Place is home to various eating places including Sunburst Fried Chicken and Handuraw Pizza, and restobars such as YOU Restobar and Casanova.
With its line-up of places to hang-out, Mango Avenue is fast growing in popularity as a place to go to when you’re looking to party the night away, shake those booties or belt your heart out to the tune of your choice.
Mango Avenue is also very convenient and easily accessible as it is located near Fuente Osmeña and Jones Avenue.
image source: Gen. Maxilom Avenue