Sunday, February 28, 2016


Location: McKinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Phillippines

The newly built Venice Grand Canal

This newest mall with an attraction of architectural design inspired from the Venice Canal of Italy is now operating with a few shops and restaurants for picks of guests and tourists. Even if it just opened, hundreds of visitors and tourists are now crowding the mall most particularly in capturing its picturesque grand canal where gondolas for hire will give a delight to visitors.

The other end of the grand canal

I was checking some blogs to get some facts about it but most of the posts provided no significant information. And so, I have to rely with my first hand experience on how I reached the place.

Capturing a better view from the bridge

I was with my colleague, Allan Revilla De la Trinidad (shown on the above picture) and my eldest sister when I visited the place and we really find it difficult to capture a nice angle shot as people are crowding everywhere. I am thinking of visiting the place again during weekdays to get more shots with less people around.

Taken from the second level of the mall

An inset park in the mall

There are more fine dining restaurants in the mall but a couple or three are fastfoods with standard prices same in other locations like KFC. I just noticed that not all shops are opened yet. Some parts of the mall are still being worked for its completion.

Venice Piazza - the Mall's Facade

Gondola rides along the grand canal just opened last February 13, 2016 and this will only operate during Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 11:00 P.M. for P500 per person. A gondola ride in the evening is even better as lights can help the camera capture best results. It can be more romantic and serene as background music will also be aired all along the place.

A wide angle picture of Venice Grandcanal Mall

To know which restaurant will you dine while in the mall, click this link and see what restaurant will you prefer to dine in case you became hungry after an exhausting stroll in the mall.

Taking a rest after being worn out from my stroll

Venice Grandcanal Mall at Night (Photo Credit: Costas Images)


My Personal Option

For me who just resorted to public transportation, I went there through a jeepney ride from my condo unit at City Residences at the back of Jose Rizal University (JRU) taking Hulo Jeepney Route for P7 only and dropped at the boat terminal just after Makati Bridge. Took a motor boat for a minute ride just to cross to the other end of Poblacion, Makati City. Took a jeepney again and lifted near Gate 1 for P7 and took another jeepney to Market Market for P7. From the Market Market, look for the Jeepney Terminal of Gate 3 for P7 and walk down the street maybe three long blocks away.

Another Option

You may find this link useful in visiting this place. After reaching Market Market, look for the Jeepney Terminal of Gate 3 for P7 and walk down the street maybe three long blocks away.


  1. So, I would rather be here in the evening with my girlfriend? This is such a romantic place.

    1. Why not Rupert? It will be such a very romantic evening then.