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Historic Centre of Macau

Macau Peninsula, Macau, China
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Ranked #3 of 175 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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Seattle, Washington
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119 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nothing too exciting but it is the centre of Macau and worth a stroll. Typical shops. Some lovely architecture and great pedestrian area. Lovely church on the far end and narrow streets off the main pedestrian walkway.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is a review more about the old part of Macau rather than just the Historic Centre. There are a lot of tour operators that will charge you a whole lot of money to see old Macau. Don't waste your money on it. Instead, take a bus to the Historic Centre of Macau, walk into the tourist office and ask... More

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Hsinchu, T'ai-wan, Taiwan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I first visited the old city in 1999 and loved it, but in 2014 it is over-run with tourists, making it slow to move around, and spoiling the atmosphere somewhat. Maybe better to visit on a week day.

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Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Great for walking, getting a feel for older Macau and for getting away from the tours, if you wander later in the day. The facade is a must-see and the backstreets are great for snaps.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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149 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Lets be honest. Ruins like this are ten a penny in Portugal and Spain. The ruins of the church and the cobbled streets etc...only really have huge interest as they are in the New World. Having said that it is very different from Hong Kong which was only founded a couple of hundred years later. Great place to stroll.

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Bhubaneswar, India
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

On my visit to Macau last month alongwith my family,we went to Historic centre of Macau.Lovely place to visit.So many attractions to visit.Starting from World heritage site like St.Paul's cathedrial to Macau museum n lods of things.Traditional n historic pertugies buildings n many churches.Very clean n very well maintained. Streets r always full of tourists from all over the world.U... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Old Portuguese colonial city center in Asia...narrow roads, plenty os shops...and lots of people. Try to visit at times when humidity is reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We visited Macau on a self organised one day trip. We booked the superclass TurboJet from Hong Kong terminal to Macau ($325 HKD) which included breakfast in the morning and a sandwich in the night. The boats depart every 15 mins and the trip takes around 1 hour. From the ferry terminal one can take a free bus to one... More

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British Columbia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
48 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Historic Centre of Macau has over 20 locations / attractions that represent monuments, urban squares, churches and temples. In 2005, this Centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site making it the 31st designation in China. The great thing about the Historic Centre Macau is that the attractions are relatively close to each other. The majority of the places... More

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Kettle Falls, Washington
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I loved everything about this area of Macau. The people were so good to us, the intricate tiles on the streets were amazing, the little shops were a lot of fun and you cannot go without tasting the little egg custard pies they offer in many of the shops. Get them while they are fresh and hot! People were eager... More

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