Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro

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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,513 contributions
As quiet as you will likely ever see it as a result of the Coronavirus Outbreak
Feb 2020
Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro is a major thruway road that cuts through the Macau Peninsula dividing the Historic Centre of Macau down the middle. This avenue was constructed in 1918 and quickly became a commercial hub, thriving with activity.

The street is lined with early 20th-century buildings, many European and mixed Chinese-European in architecture and in a varying array of condition. The footpaths on both sides are surfaced with Portuguese style cobblestone patterns as well. Popular sightseeing takes place at the Leal Senado building and Senado Square which are found in the centre of Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro.

These days, Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro is usually teeming with pedestrians and vehicles, making it extremely crowded during much of the day. However, that is not the case at present due to the Coronavirus Outbreak that has shut much of the city down. You will still see some vehicles passing up and down the avenue. However, foot traffic is as low as I've seen in the past 15 years, making it much easier to walk here and to see the buildings and cobblestone pavements. That is an unexpected benefit of the present virus situation that will soon pass once Macau is opened back up and visitors begin to pour back into the city.
Written February 13, 2020
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LSSantos
Quezon City, Philippines389 contributions
Very Interesting!
May 2019 • Couples
This is probably one of Macau’s busiest thoroughfares, an eclectic marriage of the old and the new, and all others in between. Take the time to slowly and leisurely stroll along this avenue to appreciate and fully imbibe the unintentional lessons it offers on how culture can be interspersed with progress without one causing harm to the other. The slow and the fast peacefully co-exist here, quite a lovely paradox.
Written May 31, 2019
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Phillip Andrew L
Macau, China36 contributions
Turning back time
Dec 2018 • Friends
This is at the back side of our accomodation and we usually walk through it everyday but when you step on there its like imagining that you travelled through time and food along these street is awesomely delicious, authentic it is..!! 🙂🙂
Written December 20, 2018
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Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
Macau, China2,248 contributions
East-West dividing line for the World Heritage area
Apr 2018 • Solo
Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro is a north-south avenue that runs through Macau Peninsula. It is also a natural east-west divide line for the Historic Centre of Macau. Most visitors concentrate their time and efforts on the World Heritage attractions to the east of Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro. However, there are some impressive places to visit west of the avenue as well.

There are some interesting things to see on Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro as well. The avenue is lined with historic buildings now mostly lined with commercial businesses and eateries trying to capture tourist traffic and spending in Macau. The buildings are nice to look at as are the Portuguese style cobblestone patterns that line the sidewalks on both sides of the street.

Note: Unfortunately, Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro is ridiculously busy during much of the day, pretty much every day of the year. Early in the morning and late in the evenings, its fine to walk up and down this avenue. However, expect shoulder-to-shoulder crowds and slow going the rest of the day. Take side streets instead if you are trying to make your way somewhere and want to do so in a hurry.
Written December 17, 2018
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geodonkey
Macau166 contributions
Too much traffic and people, but still very picturesque
May 2017 • Family
A picturesque and emblematic avenue in Macau, which in the past separated the Portuguese city from the Chinese bazaar. Nowadays there is too many people and too much traffic, but it still has a very special charm from the past.
Written June 11, 2017
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Daniel A
Beijing, China32,963 contributions
A bit crowded but lively
Dec 2016 • Couples
The pleasant strolls we had in Macau were wonderful. This street or avenida had much more of a cramped feel. We thought it was ok though because you need some excitement and besides we live in Beijing so it wasn’t that bad relatively speaking. There are quaint shops and sights to see here. Not sure why it was so crowded but we did see many people meeting up so it might be just a meeting place?
Written June 8, 2017
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,513 contributions
Loja Das Conserva - Neat little shop selling Portuguese canned goods
Jan 2017 • Couples
For those interested in Portuguese shops and specialty items in Macau, there is a new shop called Loja Das Conserva which has opened at No 9, Travessa do Aterro and Rua dos Mercadores, just 30 seconds off Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, the main street which passes through the city centre of Macau.

Loja Das Conserva is a tidy, well organised and attractive little shop selling canned fish and other goods made throughout Portugal. The tins are well decorated, colourful and collectively help make this an attractive and interesting shop to pop in for a visit. Lots of information about the various canneries being represented and promoted and quite a few variety (ingredients and flavours) to consider buying and trying.

We have bought a handful of the canned tuna and mackerel tins and have found them to taste good. A bit pricy compared to locally made canned fish but you expect that when buying imported goods. Items purchased here are fun to try and can make for good souvenirs for friends and family back home.
Written February 21, 2017
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daniworldstar
Bangkok, Thailand300 contributions
Night-time Stroll.
Sep 2016 • Friends
I thought this was the main road of Macau. Everything was just here. It was like city centre (local food, pharmacy, shops). Unfortunately, it was always crowded at bus stops especially in the morning and rush hour. Since there was tiny space so it was quite dificult for tourists like us to walk through or even ask for directions (They hardly speak English). Anyhow, I did enjoy seeing Macau's architecture alongside while walking from Sofitel to Grand Lisboa. You could even walk to MGM Grand or Kun Lam Ecumenical Centre. It was not so far away if you are a strong stroller. I suggested you to stroll at night-time and you will enjoy even more. In the day-time especially at noon, it was super crowded.
Written November 18, 2016
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hannah730
Macau, China14 contributions
Many interestings to do there~
Feb 2016 • Friends
I want to share a road in Macau, but I don’t know how to say it in English. So that I use its Portuguese name and it’s easy for you to find it.
I have studied in Macau for almost one year, and that already become one of my habits to visit Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro every weekend. Last night, I went there to experience the Light Festival! It’s a common activity there and it’s quite amazing. We can see absolutely fabulous lights and that just like a dream. The shapes of light is rich such as carriage, high-heeled shoes and flowers. It’s a good choose to take pictures there, so it better for you to bring your SLR camera and selfie stick. What’s more, you can also buy cosmetics in sasa and taste special snack there. Every time I go to sasa for shopping, that’s very crowded. And most of the customers are visitors. I think maybe some people come to buy cosmetics specialized because things in sasa are not only abundant but also cheap. Last but not the least, you can taste durian ice creams and pork chop bun in Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro. That’s what you can’t have in other places.
This place is fun but it’s always crowded, so it’s better for you to come in weekdays.
Written March 14, 2016
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Toujo
Victoria, Australia277 contributions
Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business
May 2015 • Friends
We were taken to this area by friends who live in Macau and were just walking along heading to the Sofitel to go up to the top to look out over China/Macau when we came across the tiny Exhibition of a pawnshop. The Cost is 5 MOP to enter and although it is tiny and not much there I found it fascinating. The examples of the Pawn Tickets are amazing. Your entry ticket looks like an old pawn ticket and there are seals and ink where you can stamp your tickets yourself. According to information, some items were held for 2 years under pawn rules, and screens were pulled over once someone entered so that the public or people walking past could not see who was in the pawn shop (to cover the identity of someone so that they were not shamed to be seen to be pawning items). I found this a totally fascinating experience, though others will not. Really not much to see and a tiny building but in my opinion a cultural experience and my entrance "pawn tickets" will take pride of place when I get home.
Written May 20, 2015
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