St. Dominic's Square

St. Dominic's Square, Macau: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, St. Dominic's Square Reviews: 4/5

St. Dominic's Square
4
Points of Interest & Landmarks

4.0
190 reviews
Excellent
49
Very good
89
Average
51
Poor
1
Terrible
0

BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,247 contributions
Small square and photo stop in the World Heritage area
Feb 2020
St. Dominic's Square is a small open space just in front of the beautiful St. Dominic's Church in the Macau World Heritage Area. You'll find it at the northeast end of Senado Square. In fact, this is basically an extension of Senado Square which simply curves north before abruptly ending in front of the famous church.

This little square is best known for the delightful photos you can take of St. Dominic's Church and the lovely Portuguese style cobblestones called calçada portuguesa, which surface the grounds in front of the church. When skies are blue, photos at this location are gorgeous.

Note: It can be rather challenging to take unobstructed photos at St. Dominic's Square these days. The area is usually crawling with tourists. For nice shots without droves of tourists, head here first thing in the morning. When skies are blue, this is 'wow' photo spot to find.
Written April 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emmanuel N
Sydney, Australia4,129 contributions
Crowded place, and nothing much to laud about
Jan 2020
It is enroute to St.Paul's ruins, so it is perpetually jammed with people, every day of the week.
I would not really say it is a place even to write about, simply because it is just a square/atrium which can be taken up for events or festivals.

Visiting the churches, and the shops around would be the real main attractions, and not the square itself.
Written February 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bj1d2
Brisbane, Australia68 contributions
A glimpse of the past
Dec 2019
In its day this square and church would have been stunning. Unfortunately this square, area and church needs an influx of money spent on it to bring it back to its former glory. Still lovely to see the Portuguese architecture.
Written December 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Donna B
Narellan, Australia509 contributions
Colourful cathedral
Oct 2019
Surprisingly large inside with many levels..not sure I saw a lift but plenty of staircases to each floor. Artifacts behind glass to look at but not a lot else. Beautiful building from the outside.
Written November 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AChee74
Kuching, Malaysia1,277 contributions
Beautiful Church
Jun 2019 • Couples
A nice Church that stood against the time. Something which you might only see in Europe, yet you have one right here in Macau.
Written July 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
Macau, China2,248 contributions
Beautiful small square in front of St. Dominic's Church
Apr 2018 • Solo
St. Dominic's Square is a small public space at the eastern end of Senado Square in Macau. This is a crossroad from which visitors can wander in all directions to enjoy the pedestrian streets of the World Heritage area of the city centre.

The square is surfaced with Portuguese style pavement known as calçada portuguesa. The wave pattern is the same as the famous Rossio Square in Lisbon and makes for a beautiful scene for those wanting memorable photos of the St. Dominic's Church in back of the square.

Tip: For unobscured photos of the square and church, make sure to visit first thing in the morning before the waves of tourists arrive and remain on the square for the rest of the day. Views of the church and square are also very nice at night as well.
Written November 30, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jhud69
Sydney, Australia74 contributions
Indeed a Holy Place to Visit for a Quiet Prayer.
Oct 2018 • Family
Escape the shopping crowds out in the square and visit this beautiful well kept church.
It indeed has the Portuguese influence. Outside on the side as you exit there is a museum / gallery up the stairs, please make the effort if you can climb the stairs. Once there enjoy and rejoice in the religious artefacts which indeed are rare and antiques. See every floor as each are different.
We were disappointed there was no water in the holy water fonts but we made a silent prayer whilst in the church to keep us safe on our travels. Miracles do Happen! God indeed protected a member of our family by saving him from a potentially fatal fall later at the top of St. Paul's Ruins. This church has special meaning for us.
Written October 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

beryl_be
Melbourne, Australia3,286 contributions
Even More Beautiful Inside!
Jul 2018 • Family
This church is truly beautiful but I think the actual beauty is inside. I'm not overly religious but the inside space is mesmerising in all it's pomp and glory. There is even a Portguese Nun selling religious artifacts for religious souls.

Just make sure that your party is very very quiet or the security guard will tell you off as he is very strict.
Written July 5, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

costaricajoan
Alajuela, Costa Rica185 contributions
Nothing fancy
Mar 2018 • Couples
It is the location of this church that makes it famous. It is right on the corner of Senado Square. It is actually a rather unassuming structure with not much to draw attention to it. Pretty humble actually. I was expecting something more ornate, but it is a pleasant enough space to visit.
Written April 17, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,728 contributions
Beautiful church
Jan 2018 • Solo
Possibly the most attractive church in Macau, it's also probably the busiest for tourists. The facade is extremely photogenic and the church itself has more ornate decor than most of the others. To the side of the church itself is a museum that's free to visit and well worth seeing, although it's inaccessible for anyone with any walking or climbing challenges as it involves very steep staircases.
Written January 30, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 40
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about St. Dominic's Square