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Smart Araneta Coliseum

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Big Dome

It has been a long while since I've been back to this place, ever since I watch UAAP basketball games when I was in college. Since then, it somehow improved. I came back here... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2016
Berna C
Manila, Manila, Philippines
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Imus, Philippines
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26 reviews
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Reviewed June 19, 2016

It has made history in the past and is still the one of the two most commendable concert places for big artists and sporting events for basketball and the collegiate games but I think this place can use a little redesigning and modernization. It's starting to feel rustic but what I love about it is the accessibility to different types... More 

Thank cvgdschel
New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2016

A great place to watch local and International Artists. Walking distance to Fernandina Suites Hotel. Nice.

Thank romanov881
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Well, its a coliseum, a building that you go to to see things, not the building so its hard to give a review.. but it can be a good or bad experience, depending on what you go see, but the place is most always very very crowded

Thank Scott F
Manila, Manila, Philippines
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2016

It has been a long while since I've been back to this place, ever since I watch UAAP basketball games when I was in college. Since then, it somehow improved. I came back here to watch Boyce Avenue concert on Valentines day 2015. One thing I noticed is the main gate entrance has been renovated, and I must say, the... More 

Thank Berna C
Quezon City, Philippines
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2016

This place has always been there, renovated outside but inside, i don't know yet ... I just visited the place last week to buy tickets for a sports event, to my surprise, SOLD OUT!!! And I have been checking their website since Monday and that particular event is not showing and then it's SOLD OUT?! Come to think of it,... More 

1 Thank Elai_Elai_Eh_Eh
Quezon City, Philippines
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2016

Araneta Coliseum has been the venue for the annual Disney on Ice here in Manila, PH. Also known as the "Big Dome", Araneta Coliseum is a distinctive landmark in Cubao, Quezon City. Over the years, it has hosted several concerts, performances and basketball games. Sadly though, it REALLY needs a major renovation. Seats are very old, some are rusty, floors... More 

1 Thank Lian67
Cainta, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2016

yes i definitely agree with the other reviews here that this facility needs a major facelift or makeover, Although an old structure it's still the place to be for basketball games and concerts.

1 Thank mig15ph
Pasig, Philippines
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2016

I live in Cubao, Quezon City until we transfer to another residence somewhere in Marikina. I was just 12 years old when we transfer . I have seen many changes in the development of Araneta Center specially Araneta Coliseum. Then it was just called Araneta Coliseum it is the only largest activity venue in the Philippines, and maybe in all... More 

1 Thank arielm274
Manila, Manila, Philippines
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2016

So many great performances have been done here... unfortunately, the coliseum already needs a makeover. I myself have many fond memories here...

1 Thank John_Ong1114
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78 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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Reviewed January 28, 2016

Considered for many decades as the biggest dome shaped indoor arena in the whole world, this hystoric architectural wonder is still wowing the eyes of the present generations. An ace venue for events such as concerts, basketball, volleyball, dance competitions and beauty pageants. A true Filipino gem.

1 Thank Larry Chase G

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