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Historic Centre of Macau

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Address: Macau Peninsula, Macau, China
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We spent a few hours over in Macau to visit the old Portuguese are and the historic buildings - then to the casino area. We took a fast ferry over from HK and found our way quite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We spent a few hours over in Macau to visit the old Portuguese are and the historic buildings - then to the casino area. We took a fast ferry over from HK and found our way quite easily around the general Macau Harbour precinct. The historic buildings and architecture are wonderful to look at and to see how Macau grew... More 

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The China town near main town hall is a very rustic area. It bears the unmistakable stamp of a Chinese market...the lanterns floating in the market have dragon heads and just create the right atmosphere. The cloth shops are good. But otherwise the market dissapoints if you are looking for chinese artefacts. There is a nice small Chinese restaurant where... More 

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Tainan, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is the best part of Macau. You fell as though you are in Europe. It is gorgeous. I loved walking along the streets and snacking on the egg tarts.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Follow the tile ground and it will lead you to the St. Paul cathedral ruin. There will, undoubtedly, be a lot of people however.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I dont know why people are so hyped about this place It was ok but there is aways an old section in every city, nothing special in my opinion but still worths visiting once.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The sight seeing was great If you are staying in Cotai Sands - the free bus shuttle service is available from City of dreams - to and from the city to the hotel With young children 6 and below a pram is highly recommended Do not forget to carry water as due to crowd and humidity one feels thirsty Crowded... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

As a local person in Macau, I've seen all the changes on this area. It was a really nice place to hang out with people when I was young...you get all the historical European buildings there, but there's also full of Macau tradition. You can find many stores for fashion and traditional food from Macau there. But time flies and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The historic center has some great architecture to see, worth plenty of pics. The Portuguese influence is readily apparent with the facades on buildings throughout old town. Plenty of spots for great pictures and restaurants/shops to stop in. Be sure to bring a camera. Not the best spot for small kids, better not to bring a stroller (backpack carrier or... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's a nice place but IT GETS OVERCROWDED. Having this in mind, go ready to elbow some people down and for a stare contest (they do like to eye the foreigners)...

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Macau's historic center has a nice feel to it, particularly as the rest of the island is filled with very large casinos. You can feel the Portuguese influence here, as there are many European-looking buildings and ruins. I particularly enjoyed the pastel de nata and the Macanese duck that I ate at a no name restaurant in the historic center.

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