Must Read: A Quick Guide to Exploring Bonifacio Global City

Bonifacio Global City or BGC used to be my second home for 27 months when I was still working as full - time (job) in one of the buildings built there.

Yours truly witnessed how BGC transformed into a modern place and considered to be the center of the financial district of the City of Taguig, where it contributes more than half of its GDP per year. 

Whether you’re into food, arts, or fitness, this business hub has something you’ll love.

If you are planning to visit or you're already at BGC, then you need to  read this.  A Quick Guide Exploring Bonifacio Global City  (of BGC)

This the place where you can find wonderful mix of modernity and culture. Whether you’re into food, arts, or fitness, this business hub has something you’ll love. Exploring BGC will give you a feel of that soul, befitting of its moniker “home of passionate minds.” 

If you’re craving for a little adventure or just want to know the place better, here’s a handy guide to help you with.

WHERE TO EAT?

BONIFACIO STOPOVER
Location: Bonifacio Stopover, Rizal Drive corner 31st St.
Start your day with an awesome breakfast, or brunch if you will, in any of the restaurants at Bonifacio Stopover. Choose from fresh Japanese fare, familiar Filipino staples, and no-frills fast food. Go for whatever tickles your taste buds! 

If you find yourself craving for comfort food in the wee hours, you can head straight here as some merchants like Recovery Food, FamilyMart, and Jollibee are open 24 hours.

THE FORT STRIP
For the poshest bars and clubs in the metropolis, look no further than The Fort Strip, home of Privé Luxury Club, Jill’s, and Club Haze. BGCitizens love to hang out here for after-work drinks, to go clubbing, or just chill.
Location: 28th Street, corner 7th Avenue

MERCATO CENTRALE
Cap off the night with more grub from Mercato Centrale, a night market that put homegrown start-ups of comfort and novelty food under one roof. 
Location: 25th Street corner 7th Avenue
Here you’ll find a mix of Filipino and Asian cuisine, street foods, and delectable desserts. Go and stay until the wee hours because it’s open from 6PM until 3AM from Thursdays thru Saturdays.

LEARNING IS FUN!

MURALS
Education, culture, and the arts are esteemed highly in BGC. Apart from being home to the country’s top educational institutions, BGC celebrates science and the arts - two of the greatest human traditions ever cultivated. All around, you can see larger-than-life murals, perfect for your #OOTDs and IG feed goals!
 
Different murals can be found all around BGC. Pictured above is “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” by Archie Geotina (28th St)

THE MIND MUSEUM
Location: J. Y. Campos Park, 3rd Ave
The country’s first world-class science museum is also in BGC. A project of the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc., The Mind Museum is truly dedicated to give its visitors an extraordinary educational experience that promotes love for science. It has over 250 interactive exhibits through five interconnected galleries.

BGC ARTS CENTER
Location: 26th Street
Meanwhile, the recently inaugurated BGC Arts Center serves as a new platform for the creative community to share their art with the public. The only stand-alone theater built from private donations, BGC Arts Center holds theater performances, art exhibits, and other creative pursuits.

PLAY TIME!

Play helps in the overall development of children and keeping the stress levels of adults low. BGC is teeming with spaces for play anyone can frequently visit.

BGC GREENWAY PARK
Location: McKinley Parkway to Net Plaza
The BGC Greenway Park is the longest urban park in Metro Manila at 1.6 kilometers. Open to the public daily from 6AM to 10PM, people can safely run, bike, or jog in this landscaped expanse. It has patches of green spaces perfect for lounging and picnics with family and friends.

DE JESUS OVAL PARK 
Location: De Jesus Oval
De Jesus Oval Park is one of BGC’s most famous parks. It is closed to traffic every Sunday to give everyone a chance to enjoy the green without the noise and smoke that cars bring. Unwind, meditate, walk your dog, and let your kids run and tumble freely all day! You might also catch some activities and festivals held here occasionally.

TRACK 30TH
Location: 30th Street
For those who live an active lifestyle or planning to start one, BGC has plenty of avenues that support such. Just look at Track 30th, a jogging path with yoga and exercise lawn, and a meditation garden adorned with interactive art installations crafted out of recycled materials.

TERRA 28TH

Location: 28th Street
Children, meanwhile, will enjoy traditional and well-loved Pinoy games like piko, holen, luksong baka, habulang taya, and patintero in designated lawns at Terra 28th.

TURF BGC
Location: 9th Street 
Turf BGC, the country’s first ever artificial football turf, is a haven for football enthusiasts. Whether you can spare time during the week or only on weekends, there are friendly pickup games to share with fellow football lovers. 

Whatever you are passionate for, or whatever it is that you love, there’s always something to find and do in BGC. Come over and bring the whole squad because adventure awaits!

For more information, head on over to the BGC website at www.bgc.com,ph or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bonifacioglobalcityph.

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