Venice Grand Canal Mall at Mckinley Hill, Taguig

Venice in Manila? Yup! Feel the Venice vibe at Venice Grand Canal Mall in Mckinley Hill. 

How many of us are actually dreaming of visiting Venice, Italy? While it's not impossible, we know that it's going to be hard for the most of us to travel to Europe.

I've gone to Las Vegas and took pictures with the Venetian Hotel (Outside, Inside) which has a similar concept to this mall so I felt no urgency in visiting this when I heard the news that it's open. 

By the way, there's also one in Macau called the Venetian Macao, the largest casino in the world and a sister to the one in Vegas, Venetian Las Vegas. I want to visit Macau someday just so I can feel Vegas once more. 'Cause aside from Venetian, I know they also have Wynn, MGM, Hard Rock, Rio, Parisian there too. 

Back to the Philippines. Take note that as of this posting, some parts of Venice Grand Canal Mall are still under construction. :)

I was here on a weekday morning at around 11 so notice that there weren't a lot of people yet. Going there on a weekend? Good luck. 

For Northerners like moi, it's just too hard to travel from the North to South these days that you'd think twice whether or not places like this are worth the hassle. 

So, is it?

I'll say yes.

If you're someone who has always been wanting to feel what it's like to be in Venice with the gondolas, rialto bridge, canals then go here. This is the closest to Venice place that you can visit for now here in Manila. Who knows? This might be your lucky charm.

If you want more then head out to Venice Piazza, 'cause there you'll see a replica of Piazza San Marco/ St. Mark's Square.

Gondola rides.
I think the rate is P 500.00/person. 

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