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Historic Centre of Macau

Macau Peninsula, Macau, China
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Ranked #3 of 149 attractions in Macau
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Type: Historic Walking Areas
Traveler Description: In 2005 the Historic Centre of Macau was inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage list.  It gained such a listing due to the uniqueness as an... more »
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Guangzhou China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Ok so we've all seen the pics of the Church but once you're there you quickly say well whats next. Try walking around and you're saying the same thing within 2 minutes. You end up getting into a cab and back to the hotel

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71 reviews 71 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I loved this! It was a great day just walking around the old town. The mosaic tiled side walks were just like in Lisbon, as was most of the architecture. Don't miss this if you are visiting hong kong.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

There is a recommended route of around 20 sites, starting at the A-Ma temple. It can take 2-3 hours to walk the route (longer if you stop for lunch). I would recommend starting early before it gets too crowded, with many Chinese tour parties arriving later in the day. The sites have a real European (Portuguese) with some Moorish influences.... More

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Asianexpert
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We walked around one Saturday afternoon in the historic center of Macau. Don't expect the whole city be full of sites, these are a couple of churches and maybe 4-5 historic buildings. Much has been destroyed over the years. Not a real "must see" and certainly very overcrowded by ten thousands of Chinese Mainland tourists who move through the city... More

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rome
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I was so so curious to visit Macau even if i had just one spare day to dedicate to this marvelous city!! It's so suprising to taste and feel like you are in eruope but still with this oriental charm! Macau is so special that you can just love it! Unfortunatelly i could spend just one entire day but next... More

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Albury, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We were able to walk around at our own pace and enjoy the sights, When asking for information we mostly got this with smiles.One of nicest cities in the World. Citizens of Macau be very proud.

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Marikina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

From senado square you can walk to get to St. Dominic Church and the famous Macau landmark St. Paul Ruins. Even though this 3 places are always crowded there still enough room for yourself to explore around the area. Do not be afraid on going to alleys to explore there's very little chances you'll get lost in this small city.... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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112 reviews 112 reviews
18 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A lovely city to walk around. Clean, safe, interesting with some great sights. Highly recommened if you are visiting Hong Kong.

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CALIFORNIA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

It is too crowded and so many tourist. You can't even have a nice pose in front of the Senado Square alone or with your family as so many tourist walking around or will be sharing on the spot you're taking picture. Though, they have nice, old buildings but you can't appreciate it or enjoy the walking as the crowd... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Though Macau is well-known for its casino culture n night life, the senado square which is the historic centre of macau is one of the best tourist spots. The mansions and churches are worth watch.

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