We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Largo do Senado (Senate Square)

Central District of Macau Peninsula, Macau, China
Improve this listing
Ranked #8 of 176 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 »
Write a Review

842 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
British Columbia
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
32 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

After the tours of Monte Forte and the ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral, we walked through the street to St. Dominic’s Church and then to Largo do Senado (aka Senado Square). Largo do Senado is at the opposite end of the ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral. The walk from the Cathedral ruins is approximately 400 meters (437 yards) to St.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
36 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Awesome from here you go to different Unesco sites and this really thrills me aside from the shopping (though, I enjoyed more on their local delicacies)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

There are lots of shops and restaurants along the square, is good place for getting some souvenir. Need at least 2 to 3 hours to complete the trip as I've visited the ruins, some historical old house, art exhibitions, and tried some local food from few shops.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

you can find quite a number of local foods here such as the Portuguese Tart, the pork chop bun, curry fishball, Koi Kei local snacks can easily found almost every alternative corner, shops etc. This place is crowded most of the time and if you don't mind ppl pushing & spitting everywhere, then you will look the square.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
63 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Such a charming square in the middle of the city. What a contrast between all the Vegas style hotels to Portuguese architect. This is one of the main stops for tourist to visit while in Macau so it's quite busy and full of crowds. When we were there it was just after Chinese New Years and they still had all... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
3,001 reviews 3,001 reviews
1,830 attraction reviews
7,695 helpful votes 7,695 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Senado Square is the epicentre of tourism visits in Macau and very often feels overwhelmed with tourists these days. Lined with World Heritage Attractions, brightly coloured buildings, lovely Portuguese style tile ground and a nice fountain, it is easy to see why most people descend upon this lovely square during their trips to Macau. One of the things we like... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Panaji, India
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The place reminds me of fontainhas in Panjim Goa The architecture is Portuguese close to it are the ruins of the st pauls church the lanes have some good Portuguese restaurants serving cord fish served in olive oil

Was this review helpful? Yes
Java, Indonesia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

mostly people go to macau for only day trip from Hongkong, but we decided to spend 1 night there. we din't go there to gambilg; we just want to see the historic site of Macau. We choose a hotel right in the miidlle of senqdo square. if you reach Macau from ferry terminal, you can board a free shutlle bus... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Shopping was no problem, so much to do and so much to see and you can do at a comfortable pace. It retains all of Portugese signs since the turn over to China.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jakarta, Indonesia
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Actually, the area is quite nice with its ancient buildings and mosaic tiles for the pavement. Very colonial feeling here. Shopping here can give you a bargain, especially cosmetics. However, once the sun rises and people start to show up, it can be very crowded. So, it is difficult to find some vacant seats for a quick rest. If you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Largo do Senado (Senate Square) also viewed


Been to Largo do Senado (Senate Square)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Largo do Senado (Senate Square)?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing