Rua de S. Paulo (Dasanba) Street

Rua de S. Paulo (Dasanba) Street, Macau: Hours, Address, Rua de S. Paulo (Dasanba) Street Reviews: 4/5

Rua de S. Paulo (Dasanba) Street

Rua de S. Paulo (Dasanba) Street
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Speciality & Gift Shops
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
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Always bustling with tourists, this street leads up to Macau's most well-known landmark. Expect souvenir shop owners to swarm you with free samples of beef jerky and almond cookies on your way up.
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,100 contributions
Usually very crowded, presently empty due to the Coronavirus Outbreak
Feb 2020
Rua de Sao Paulo is a popular 'food street' located between Rua da Palha and Largo da Companhia de Jesus where you find the footsteps leading up to the Ruins of St. Paul's. The street is lined with Macanese speciality snack shops, dessert and other food shops and has become one of the busiest locations in the city since the rise in tourism in Macau over a decade ago.

On most days, you will find this narrow pedestrian street very crowded. On weekends it can be shoulder-to-shoulder crowds, making it difficult to pass through to see the Ruins. Thousands pack into Rua de Sao Paulo to sample free foods and make purchases from famous places like Koi Kei, Choi Heung Yuen and other pastilerias (bakeries) and shops found on the street.

However, that is not the case now with the Coronavirus Outbreak which has more or less shut down Macau for the time being. Passed by yesterday and found 90% of the shops closed down and only a handful of pedestrians on Rua de Sao Paulo. I haven't seen it this empty of people in the past 15 years, a remarkable yet sad scene at the same time.

Hopefully the virus outbreak will clear up so that tourists return, filling up its streets once again soon.
Written February 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TorontoBonnie
Toronto8 contributions
Despite the crowds, it's worth it
Dec 2018
it's worth the crowds in the heat, because the energy of this street, the architecture and food are fantastic. The church visit is definitely a highlight.
Written January 15, 2019
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines20,281 contributions
try a bun at Dai Gwan
Nov 2018 • Couples
This little place called Dai Gwan is found at the beginning of the street and is supposed to serve the best black pepper bun in Macau. Indeed they were tasty and i believe they cost 18 MOP each. In fact i had two and it filled me up so i had to go without dinner. The address is No 1 Rua De S Paulo
Written December 5, 2018
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Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
Macau, China2,248 contributions
Food Street in the Historic Centre of Macau
May 2018 • Solo
Rua de S. Paulo is a fun 'Food Street' in the Historic Centre of Macau that makes for a neat place to try free samples of Macanese speciality snacks at the many pastilerias (bakeries) that line the street. You'll find this street running up to the square just in front of the Ruins of St. Paul's.

Here you will find several Koi Kei Bakeries and Choi Heung Yuen Bakeries, the two most famous brands in Macau along with other local pastilerias. You can try varieties f jerked beef, almond cookies and other snacks. Many of the places sell the famous Portuguese style egg tarts as well. If you like the snack samples, you can make purchase at any of these shops.

Note: Rua de S. Paulo is very busy throughout the day. Due to the very narrow configuration of this food street, expect shoulder-to-shoulder foot traffic here. Just be patient making your way from shop to shop or when trying to go straight through in route to the Ruins of St. Paul's.
Written December 3, 2018
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Oshna
Shimoga, India75 contributions
Colosseum of Macao
Mar 2018
Lot of people know it as Colosseum of Macao (referring to the Colosseum in Rome). Although not as huge as the original Colosseum, this site is a must visit at night as the lights brighten up the whole place.
Written July 7, 2018
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Adel T
Cebu Island, Philippines1 contribution
very good
Jun 2018
nice place, most of the heritage places are just nearby to Saint Paul, just don't forget to bring water with you and fan as well coz it's too hot and lots of stairs to climb, but worth it
Written July 4, 2018
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TheRikk21
Makati, Philippines132 contributions
Ruins of San Paolo
Apr 2018 • Family
Amazing Ruin of the church and this is one of thw tourist attraction in macau, so once you are already in Hongkong, never forget this Macau San Paolo Church Ruin in your bucket list to be visited.
Written June 24, 2018
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David D
Adelaide, Australia907 contributions
Touristy but worth going
Jun 2018 • Solo
Lots of bakeries and local preserved meat scattered among souvenir shops but there are some great treasures here and a great place for people watching and trying new foods. I followed the locals as to the most popular food stalls and wasn’t disappointed.
Written June 18, 2018
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Priscilla T
Union City, CA620 contributions
Romantic evening stroll
Feb 2018 • Couples
It is a must see if you travel to Macao.

We came around 8pm, the crowd has decreased quite a bit in size compared to my previous day-time visit a couple years ago.

Don't get me wrong, there are still enough people, but at least you won't be bumping into people's shoulders with every step you take.

The streets leading up to Dasanba got quite a lot of litter, it is a brick road, so I do not recommend coming here in heels (I made a terrible mistake doing so).
We purchased some famous almond cookies and dessert egg rolls as souvenirs.

The actual ruin is well maintained, the platform is well kept and you can take a further stroll up the fortress right next to Dasanba.
The roses were already blooming during our visit, making the walk quite romantic.
I would recommend coming here after a nice dinner down town, but be careful of traffic jam coming in and out of the district.
Written June 7, 2018
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ngluke2017
White Plains, NY5 contributions
Spectacular - Historic Miracle Site
Jan 2018 • Friends
This is a MUST for every Macau visitor. You'll see a rare historic ruin - the front of a Catholic church miraculously left standing by itself after the Japanese bombing at the beginning of the second World War.
It is located in the center of town with lots of stores in the area for tourists & locals alike.
Written February 16, 2018
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