Unlike Manila and neighboring cities, Taguig takes pride in having masterfully planned urban development, as reflected in the financial and lifestyle district of Bonifacio Global City. Amidst high-rise buildings and sleek condominiums, there are parks, shopping malls, and leisure spots which are not only worthy of visiting, but are also Instagrammable!
Because it offers a slice of Italy through its gondoliers and Italian-inspired structure, The Venice Grand Canal Mall has become a favorite picture perfect spot not only in Taguig City but also within Metro Manila. Its intricate details, unique ambiance, and warm pastel colors continue to lure in both professional and amateur photographers to capture candid moments and Instagram-worthy photos. But apart from being eye-candy to photographers and Instagrammers, this shopping mall is also beaming with a variety of food restaurants and serves as a venue to live performances and street acts!
Bonifacio High Street is not like typical shopping malls in Metro Manila which are mostly indoors. Its mix of high-end retail shops, restaurants, leisure, and entertainment spots are spread across the sprawling assortment of open-air shopping and indoor commercial buildings. Within the area, you’ll find a balance between modern architecture and nature so there are unlimited spots that you can consider as Instagram-worthy. Be surrounded by greeneries or strike a pose beside a modern work of art – perfect for your OOTDs and for posting on Instagram!
If you’d like to add some unusual and crazy poses to your feed, better head over to HappyWorld Museum Miracle Art in Taguig City! Featuring life-sized optical illusions that seem to pop off the walls, this museum is perfect for kids and kids-at-heart. Have fun posing beside animals and characters that seem to come to life, watch as you fall into the waterfalls, or how about pose for a photo wherein your head seems to be misplaced? Snap up some optical illusions and bring a fun vibe to your Instagram feed!
Spend a good half day immersing yourself in science exhibits and capturing fascinating works and inventions at The Mind Museum, the first world-class Science Museum in the Philippines. Unlike other museums that seem boring with all those explanations, The Mind Museum has over 250 interactive exhibits and displays that will unleash your curiosity and creativity. There are galleries called The Atom Gallery, Life Gallery, Earth Gallery, Universe Gallery, and Technology Gallery and it would be a mistake not to take photos of these enchanting displays!
The BGC Arts Center serves as home to Filipino artists and those who have a passion for art. It comprises three sections, namely the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, the Alveo Central Plaza, and the Sun Life Amphitheater – each having distinct features. The Maybank Performing Arts Theater boasts a striking geometric facade for indoor events, whereas the Alveo Central Plaza and Sun Life Amphitheater serve as venues for cultural bazaars and open-air events. There’s never a dull moment in this corner where everything is about the arts, so grab the opportunity to celebrate its beauty by taking photos of exhibits and displays.
Originally constructed as a traffic circle within Bonifacio Global City, it soon became a hotspot with the emergence of dining restaurants and up-and-coming hangout areas. There’s a variety of bars, cafes, clubs, and restaurants where you can experience alfresco dining and enjoy the area’s spacious environment. At the center of Burgos Circle, there lies a small park which features TheTrees, a bronze and brass sculpture by Reynato Paz Contreras. This work of art is considered remarkable as it is the first public art displayed in the city.
This 12-hectare garden community houses a mix of mid-rise and high-rise residential condominiums, Serendra Plaza, and a dedicated landscape of greeneries and open spaces – which is about 65% of its overall design. It’s often lauded for its elegant appearance which combined European-inspired motifs with the Filipinos’ “bahay na bato” (stone-style houses) design. Being one of the most pedestrian-friendly places in Manila, don’t dare to miss out strolling around the block, appreciate its unique beauty, and take photos of this Instagrammable area.
In 2016, Globe opened its world-class flagship retail, entertainment, and music hub called The Iconic Store. But apart from serving the Filipino digital lifestyle and providing an innovative retail space, locals are being drawn into the establishment because of its Gen3 aesthetic design – thus, making it one of the most recognized architectural designs in the city of Taguig. Its glass bridge, which links the two Globe stores on opposite ends, has become a favorite spot for Instagrammable photos. This bridge also lets visitors capture some of BGC’s best skylines and top shot views.
BGC’s Greenway Linear Park is the longest urban linear park in Metro Manila. And, it’s not just a safe place for biking, strolls, jogs, or walking your dogs. It’s a go-to place for tourists looking for some downtime and provides a perfect view (and ambiance!) worth capturing for your Instagram feed! This 1.6 km stretch of landscaped expanse connects McKinley Parkway to different offices and residential buildings. These patches of green space let you lounge around or go for a picnic with family and friends. Sometimes, there are even flea markets and pop-up bazaars being held in the area.
Within Bonifacio Global City, visitors are bound to find immense street art, graffiti and wall murals created by both local and international artists. These public works of art have been in the city since 2015 – the year when the Bonifacio Arts Foundation (BAFI) started holding the annual ArtBGC festivals. Murals have added a touch of character to boring walls to catch the attention of onlookers and passers-by. Nate Frizzell’s works, “Pangako” by Anjo Bolarda, and Between the Lines by Cyrcle are just some of the murals that deserve your attention and are worth posting on your IG feed.