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Historic Centre of Macau

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Address: Macau Peninsula, Macau, China
Phone Number: 0753152081
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Lisbon's cousin

If cities could form families, Macau and Lisbon would be first cousins. Catholic churches, buildings in general and streets with Portuguese names make Macau a unique place in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

If cities could form families, Macau and Lisbon would be first cousins. Catholic churches, buildings in general and streets with Portuguese names make Macau a unique place in China. The shops and cafes are more Chinese now and the pasteis de nata - the custard tarts - might not be as tasty and fresh as in Lisbon and Porto but... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to get a feel for old Macau although somewhat taken over by High Street shops. Avoid heels due to cobblestone roads. This would be the best way to get to the Ruins of St Paul's.

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Thank Kebuh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A Portuguese legacy and a contribute to the history of Macao with Its characteristic buildings, fountains, small squares and the tipical Portuguese hand made pavement. The colonial houses have strong and beautiful colours and the arcades are tipical. Most are official houses others churches and the so famous St. Paul's ruins

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed the visit to Macau. It is clean well kept and surprisingly Portuguese. The beatiful cobble stones in black and white, combined with Portuguese architecture. Together with Chinese influence this becomes a beautiful contrast. We only visited the historical centre and no casinos. Highly recommended as daytrip from Hong-Kong. Some sites are difficult to access with a strawler... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The historic center of Macau is fantastic. You can see how the old ways of architecture and designs. I feel like in portugal. The buildings were nice. The area was clean and well maintained. You could take a lot of pictures in every angle of the center. You also get to try foods of portuguese, chinese and many others. Various... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you were dropped down to Macau historic center, not knowing the history of it, you could easily think you're in Europe, more precisely in Portugal. The whole historic center, especially the area around Largo Senado Sq. is in beautiful colonial houses and the famous Portuguese pavement 'Calcada Portuguesa' of mixed black and white blocks in a wavy design symbolizing... More 

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Chennai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Follow the white paved stones and meander through a world gone by. Peddlers roadside bargains rather touristy.

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Thank Mina5655
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The center is a beautiful place with a unique mix of Portugal and Asia. Walk around the little side streets to truly appreciate the area. It is a gem and worth seeing for sure.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice mix of old and new, nothing really much there though. Nice to get away from the casino and get some fresh air and have a walk though. You have to try a warm Portuguese tart though they are nice.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Macau has a very interesting and chequered history. I don't think the Macau Government does enough to promote its history as a tourism selling point. I can't give you a history lesson on Macau, but I believe the Portuguese (including the Jesuits) settled in Macau around the 1500s and Macau was colonised after. Their footprints are still very much visible,... More 

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