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Largo do Senado (Senate Square)

Central District of Macau Peninsula, Macau, China
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Ranked #7 of 163 attractions in Macau
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Located adjacent to the Leal Senado (Loyal Senate building) this square has been the center of urban Macau since the Portuguese began building in... more »
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Davao City
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I like the food and its price. Dislike? There is no signboard about the restaurants in that 3rd building

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Quezon City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Largo do Senado translated "Senate Square" is a portal where modernity converges with history, a focal point where cultures intertwine; and a summary of Macau's glorious past, glittering present and vivid future. A walk though the pavement with unique curvilinear patterns is a walk through old Europe while a peek inside one of the shops is a glimpse to the... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

"Senate Square" is the heart of historic Portuguese Macao, and to a lesser extent, of modern Macau. The "largo" in Largo do Senado, translates much better into Italian, French or Spanish (piazza, place, plaza) than into English (square). It's certainly not even close to being square, having six sides. Even discounting the panhandle, none of the remaining four sides is... More

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Another great place for photos and for shopping. Very easy to get to via bus or taxi. Lot's of places to grab street food and some souvenirs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It is bigger that I imagine. It is one of Landmark of Macau. However, I do not have enough time to travel around here

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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38 attraction reviews
488 helpful votes 488 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Senado Square is the best known part of the Historical Centre of Macau, the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site, which is the only major tourist destination other than Macau's casinos and their theme parks. The buildings around the square are beautifully restored and maintained, and shops and cafes serve tourist needs. Senado Square has some bookshops that sell good books and... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Spent some time walking around the city area.... The ruins of St. Paul are a few minutes walk from the square, and there are boards with directions etc. whilst in the area, take a few minutes to check out the Lisboa hotel. It's something special...!!!

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cambridge
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I loved this area. Was completely different to the Venetian area in Cotai. Had a great ambience and good shopping.

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Sydney, Australia
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198 reviews 198 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I liked it. It had a European yet strangely altogether other feel about it. The Mosaic style cobbles and the arched paradis, flanked by all manner of shops, selling dried shark fin to Turkish Ice Cream.For me made this place feel as though it was and still is a cross roads for many different cultures. Worth enjoying slowly, soak in... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a good starting point to see Macau beside the casinos and hotels. A walk from here to St Paul Ruins offers history, good for pictures, eating and souvenirs. Wear comfy shoes/slippers

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