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Historic Centre of Macau

Macau Peninsula, Macau, China
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Ranked #2 of 176 Attractions in Macau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The heart of bustling Macau is Portugal and it's evident here. There is shopping nearby and photo opportunities all over. It was lovely to see this so well maintained. Worth the look.

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Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Lots of historical sites to see, but I strongly suggest that you book a day tour and go. It will make your life much easier. We arrived from Hong Kong in the morning and went around exploring the area on our own. We had planned on going to the casinos at least 3 hours before our departure from Macau but... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Pros: beautiful and historic architecture that shows a blend of Portuguese and Macanese influence, lively atmosphere with many shops. Cons: extremely crowded during peak periods, lack of shelter/ places to rest (unsuitable for those who cannot walk long distances).

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Tagaytay, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Friendly people, local and tourists. Very Senior friendly. Tour guides were very helpful and did not rush tourists. Good experience in being in the :History of China."

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

There are frequent and popular hydrofoil services to and from Hong Kong Ferry Terminal (at the end of the Island MTR line). The journey takes an hour. Just remember to take your passport as Macau is a separate Special Administrative Region from Hong Kong. It is an ex-Portuguese colony with an interesting Portuguese-Chinese heritage. Interesting historic centre which is easy... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Visited during autumn light festival.Heaps of people but great atmosphere.Tried a Portuguese tart from a bakery in Centre which was delicious!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

There is very little to see here that reflects old Macau..... very busy. Super crowded. Tons of tour groups.

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Manila
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I'm one traveler who loves exploring on the history of a place and I was amused on how those historical relics, memorabilias etc are preserved!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Full of contrast, Portuguese architecture with some Chinese fusion. Hope they can preserve what's left. Interesting juxtapose when standing up behind the old Church façade with the Grand Lisboa in the background. Be sure to try some of the local jerky and eggtarts both are delicious.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Apart from all those casinos, I am sure this is one of the places which representing Macau. You will be amazed of all those buildings surrounded in the area.

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