Venice Grand Canal
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LocationTaguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Coordinates14°31′N 121°03′E / 14.517°N 121.050°E / 14.517; 121.050
AddressMcKinley Hill Garden Villas, Cluster B, Upper McKinley Road, Pinagsama
Opening date2015; 9 years ago (2015)
DeveloperMegaworld Corporation
ManagementMegaworld Lifestyle Malls
OwnerMcKinley
No. of anchor tenants2
No. of floors3 upper + 1 basement
Parking1,000
Public transit accessBus interchange  4  18  Venice Grand Canal Mall

Venice Grand Canal is a lifestyle mall development under Megaworld Lifestyle Malls[1] located inside the 50-hectare (120-acre) McKinley Hill township of Megaworld Corporation in Taguig, Metro Manila.[2]

Awarded the Best Retail Architectural Design at the Philippine Property Awards in 2017,[3] Venice Grand Canal is known for its design and architecture and is popularly considered as the "most romantic mall" in the country.[4][5][6]

Living up to its namesake, the mall sports an Italian-inspired architectural design inspired by the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. In designing the mall, Megaworld consulted the Rome-based architectural firm Paolo Marioni Architetto to ensure that the Venice Grand Canal Mall stays true to its Venetian inspiration.[7]

Highlighting the mall is the man-made Grand Canal. The mall's grand canal offers mall guests an Italian experience with gondola ride tours by singing gondoliers.[4] The canal is 200 meters (660 ft) long, and 15 meters (49 ft) wide. The gondolas are stationed underneath the Rialto Bridge replica.

The mall also has replicas of St. Mark's Campanile in Piazza San Marco, the Rialto Bridge, which is inspired by the famous bridge in Venice and the Ponte de Amore Bridge, where mallgoers can participate at the mall's love locks installation.[8]

Features

Lifestyle Destination

The mall also offers a diverse dining mix that caters to the McKinley Hill community and to the lifestyle of its mall patrons such as Italian restaurants Ponte Amore and Toni and Sergio, along with international options like Tim Hortons and Mitsuyado Sei-Men.[9][10]

Venice Grand Canal is also home to an array of shopping brands, a supermarket, lifestyle stores, bookstore, services shops, novelty shops, and wellness and fitness centers.[11] The country’s first Fundador Café, can also be found at the mall.[12]

For animal lovers, Venice Grand Canal is pet-friendly mall, and hosts facilities and amenities tailored for pet owners through its Pet Pass system.[13]

Venice Grand Canal is also a destination for entertainment. At the mall’s third level is Venice Cineplex, which is equipped with Dolby Atmos, and a Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Ultra Cinema, which uses remote operated high end twin seats.[14]

The mall also hosts regular events and activities that cater to all ages such as Venetian mimes, conciertos[15] and the McKinley Hill Grand Christmas Parade.[16]

Gondolas at Venice Grand Canal

Venice Grand Canal’s Gondola Ride offers an Italian experience, giving families and couples a chance to tour the canal by water.[17]

Venice Piazza

Venice Piazza is an open space in Venice Grand Canal inspired by Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy. Towering over the open plaza is a replica of St. Mark’s Tower, also in Piazza San Marco.[18] Aside from Italian-inspired attractions, Venice Piazza is another dining destination with its roster of international and local dining brands offering al-fresco and nightlife dining. The Piazza also offers Pigeon Feeding activities every late afternoon.[19]

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References

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  2. ^ "Megaworld expands residential footprint in McKinley". philstar.com. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards 2017 winners hope for a green future". INQUIRER.net. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "LOOK: Gondola rides at PH's 'most romantic' mall". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  5. ^ "Celebrate the Most Romantic Time of the Year at the Country's Most Romantic Mall, Venice Grand Canal". InqPOP!. February 12, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  6. ^ "Summer #DateGoals at the Most Romantic Mall in the Philippines". When In Manila. March 31, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  7. ^ Valle, Kathleen (January 28, 2017). "Real Estate Guide: Taguig City". realliving.com.ph. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  8. ^ "Venice Piazza Makati". www.makaticity.com. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  9. ^ "McKinley Hill celebrates 15: A township of colors, the good life & diversity". philstar.com. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  10. ^ Buenaventura, Abby (March 13, 2019). "12 Enchanting Restaurants to Visit at the Venice Grand Canal Mall – Booky". Booky. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  11. ^ "Megaworld Corporation | Venice Grand Canal | Malls in Taguig". www.megaworldcorp.com. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  12. ^ "Fundador unveils first cafe in Taguig". BusinessWorld. April 4, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  13. ^ "Pets and the city–guide to pet-friendly malls". Inquirer Lifestyle. July 2, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  14. ^ Dacanay, Aimee (December 8, 2016). "Have your next movie date at this newly opened VIP cinema in Taguig". spot.ph. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  15. ^ "Summer #DateGoals at the Most Romantic Mall in the Philippines". When In Manila. March 31, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  16. ^ Megaworld. "Grand Christmas parade delights McKinley Hill community". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  17. ^ "Celebrate the Most Romantic Time of the Year at the Country's Most Romantic Mall, Venice Grand Canal". InqPOP!. February 12, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  18. ^ "McKinley Hill celebrates 15: A township of colors, the good life & diversity". philstar.com. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  19. ^ "Venice Grand Canal Mall: A Glimpse of Italy in Manila". Hoppler. April 6, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2019.