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Historic Centre of Macau

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Address: Macau Peninsula, Macau, China
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Phone Number: 0753152081
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The pedestrianised, paved open area that is the historic centre of Macau is lovingly restored and great to amble through and maybe stop for a coffee, but time it right. Late... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The pedestrianised, paved open area that is the historic centre of Macau is lovingly restored and great to amble through and maybe stop for a coffee, but time it right. Late afternoon or early evening it is mobbed with shoppers bargain-hunting among the chain stores and outlet shops and this really does spoil things on a hot day. Make it... More 

Thank patinhongkong
Hawera, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Most of the sites are in close walking distance from each other. They give you the feeling of being in Europe rather than Asia.

Thank slln1
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nestled between lanes going up and down through alleys , we suddenly stepped into this wonderful place so beautiful . Work a visit , and do carry some water ..

Thank CaptUnmeshD
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From what I experienced it's a small neighbourhood with Portuguese-looking buildings that can get quite crowded. Main attractions seemed to be ice cream shops and jerkee vendors (you can often try for free!). Worthwile as a nice distraction from the gambling.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Macau was a former Portuguese colony, and has a small historic area with a few buildings from that era. You should set your expectations though: do not expect a complete old town as you would find in Prague, Kraków or Tallinn. Instead there are a few old buildings and ruins dotted about amongst the tourist shops and cafes. The most... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The crowds generally are found around the old town quartering the Ruins of Old St Pauls- over rated. BEST part of the old town is on the other side of the fort- wonderful condition, empty streets

Thank JavaJiveHK
Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a fun experience for us to come all the way from Europe to Asia and ended up in old tiny european city centre. Absolutely loved the architecture, local people, small snacks shops. it was the most memorable thing about the island for us!

Thank akam5
Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little town square- nothing great, unless some events are happening. Can be considered for a quick stop while returning from Macau tower, but can be skipped if on tight schedule

Thank Shrinidhi H
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting town, totally different than any other city in China, with a lot of Portuguese influence, very good food, very nice catholic and chinese temples... really worthy experience.

Thank Ferchoshanghai
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The historic center of Macau is a very small area which can be easily covered in a couple of hour walk. Highlights are Ruins of St Paul, Largo de Senado and Monte Forte. There is not much of Portuguese influence left here except of street names and some signs, restored cobbled streets and some buildings packed between the modern Macao.

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