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Historic Centre of Macau

Macau Peninsula, Macau, China
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Ranked #3 of 163 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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  • Danish first
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Quezon City, Philippines
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

How Macau was able to preserve its colonial architecture despite the obvious crowding and development is admirable. Camera buffs will have a heyday marveling at the restored buildings, preserved plazas and walkways and the general ambience of the place. The entire tourist area is marked by quaint looking jigsaw tiled black and white pedestrian walks that feature various icons of... More

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New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Your trip to Macao is not complete without seeing the old part of the city. The Former Portuguese Colony is famous for its old structures that have been preserved

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Sydney, Australia
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169 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I love the Portuguese feel to this area, with the old churches, cobble streets and names shown in Portuguese. There's a real history to it. I know that there are many people crowding around but that's because it's so significant, and remember, you're one of those people anyway.

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You did not see Macua if you didn't take the time to come here. It will give you an idea of Macau long and rich history.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
87 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The old town in Macau is very European. The streets are lined with interesting local shops leading up to the cathedral. It's definitely worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Strolling through the centre of the Macau, the piazza's and cobbled roads reminds one of Old parts of Lisbon, Madrid and with the lamp posts parts of Paris. Very quaint.

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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A great place to stroll around and take in some of the history of this Island. It's not just about gambling after all.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

we enjoyed most of the sites and walked around Macau a lot. Lots of history here and interesting mix of Portuguese and Chinese. So different.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Truly one of the jewell's of Asia. So easy to be mistaken for Portugal. Great architecture. Probably about a 30 minute walk from the Macau Ferry Terminal - this could be a worry during summer. Unparallelled peole watching opportunities exist. Great food and coffee (can be a little touristy at times). The ruins of St. Paul is the obvious highlight... More

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New Delhi, India
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was in Macau for the second time and had images of this place in memory and that prompted the second visit.A visit to the historic centre was a must for me.It was as cool as ever.The cobblestone tiled piazza floor and sidewalks reminded me of Lisbon's streets,so typically Portugese.It is pleasant all around walking and shopping and eating.Lots of... More

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