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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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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198 reviews 198 reviews
87 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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69 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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Bangalore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Historic Centre of Macau takes you on a time machine to the early beginnings of the place. A walk at the Historic Centre is an overwhelming experience.

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Leola, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

You can't go to Macao and not see this historical center. From the Portuguese tradition it has a wonderfully beautiful water fountain in the middle of the square. Weekend the place is mad packed so I would suggest if you have the time go on weekdays, not weekends.

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Townsville, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very rustic and the old apartments that people live in look to be in original condition. An agreement was made in the handover in 2000 that no old buildings could be demolished for 40 years.

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Seoul, South Korea
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Beautiful scenery with beautiful buildings. A must see when going to Macau. Lots of shopping. Lots of people.

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