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Historic Centre of Macau

Address: Macau Peninsula, Macau, China
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Ranked #2 of 192 things to do in Macau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Cairo, Egypt
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Nice walk in a UNESCO world heritage Touristy , busy , clean, very busy,peaceful Should not be missed

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Shanghai, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Nice place to stroll, see old churches, temples and residences. There are a lot of places to try some original Macau portugese food. Prices are much more reasonable here than around the casinos and hotels.

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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56 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A must visit area of Macau; historic streets with interesting architecture and plenty of street food on offer. Was always very bustling and bust when we visited.

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Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A unique part of China in that much of the old city retains its European charm - winding streets of small shops, ruins from a colonial era, and everything still bilingual in Portuguese and Chinese.

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San Francisco, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Beautiful spot but overcrowded with tourists. Many restaurants, shops, and bakeries with local delicacies and souvenirs. Must visit if in Macau.

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Stockton
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13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Macao is a former Portuguese colony and the food is amazing. Stop at any stand, drop into a food shop in the historic center and try everything. The remains of the cathedral looming above are one of the most spectacular sites imaginable. IT gets very crowded but well worth the trip. Take the ferry from Hong Kong.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great to see the old regions of a city, totally different to HK and different pace. Very nice walk around and awesome views from the top of the hill (museum/fort). Great little food outlets scattered throughout and must try the Portugese tarts a few times. Close to all major Hotels/Casinos, does get very busy after lunch, but all of HK... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Its a nice short walk from the center of Macau to the ruins of the church. Its a glimpse of current macau and old times with colorful streets and lots of local vendors. Lot of places for shopping though none were cheap.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The main street is quite congested and full of the bigs brands but once you walk beyond Dominic's Church towards the ruins the road becomes very narrow and extremely overcrowded. A few cool shops & a number of bakeries but just too many people!

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Toronto, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Take the time to sit and people-watch in the square while having an ice cream. The tourists darting in and out of shops and the Chinese political dissidents who find some respite to exercise their rights.

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