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Historic Centre of Macau

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Address: Macau Peninsula, Macau, China
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A slice of Portugal in China

Senado Sq was really interesting and beautiful! The shops leading up to the ruins of St Paul were fun and had a lot to offer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

If you have been to several old town in Europe, this place might disappoint you. Most of the old building are now shop that you can find in shopping mall in Hong Kong. Therefore, it doesn't have much of its own charming left.The main attraction which is ruin of St. Paul church is left with only front facade. It should... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Senado Sq was really interesting and beautiful! The shops leading up to the ruins of St Paul were fun and had a lot to offer.

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Hong Kong Region, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The Macau Monte Fort also houses the Macau Museum with a heritage of the old Macau which is very interesting especially to people who are interested in the development of this part of Asia

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Eaglemont
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This was a very pretty, but busy spot to visit. Different shops hawk their wares in the street. Feel free to try their samples!

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Seremban, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I like the people in Macau was friendly. This place are unlike Malaysia, is safe. Besides of the casino, we can find a lot of good place and good food in the Macau. When we walk on the walking path, we can't find a single paper or tissue (rubbish) on the road. Especially when travel between December till March, the... More 

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Tewkesbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It may be part of China now but its history owes much to Portugal the old colonial power. Its a territory of two parts - the modern gambling centre and the historic buildings and sites of old Macau. Well worth the ferry day trip from Hong Kong, I'm not sure I'd want to stay here for more than a couple... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It is really worth a visit once you are in Macau. There are lots of things to see, the major attraction being the old church burned down by flames in the 800s. The fort is also very nice, an you get a nice view of Macau (casinos included) from the top. Lots of restaurants that serve traditional Chinese/Portuguese food around!

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The place itself is really great. Historic, pretty, well preserved, interesting. I don't know what you do about the crowds though. If you can visit at a time when it is not packed with visitors from China, it will be more enjoyable to actually see and linger around the old plaza and take pictures of the colonial architecture. Nice walking... More 

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Even though this attraction site is small but it is filled with history, it includes streets-capes, churches and temples, last but not least shopping center. Things are not cheap but that goes for every attraction sites. well worth the trip, better than other attractions around Macau in my opinion. The site look very pretty especially when the sun sets. explore... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Historical centre of Macau is well worth a visit. Colonial facades are painted in pastel colours but are marred by modern advertising. Good range of shops and eateries around but all a bit high-end. Lovely to stroll there in the evenings.

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