Historic Sites in Macau

Historic Sites in Macau, China

Macau Historic Sites

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  • Web_74
    Constant37 contributions
    What says "been to Macau" more than this shot? I imagine most will visit this facade just for this reason and do the obligatory walk around that very touristy area. It's a shame that just that wall still remains, would be amazing if more of the structure was still there.

    If the photo shot is a must for you then you have to go. If you've seen the pictures and wonder what the big deal is, you can skip it. But if you walk around that part of town you are bound to stumble across it anyways, might as well cross it off your list.
    Written January 3, 2022
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  • dc20202020
    Hong Kong, China9 contributions
    From pubs to fine dining all cuisines are catered for here. There is a convivial atmosphere in this small village of winding lanes and picturesque colonial architecture
    Written September 21, 2020
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  • dremo
    Singapore, Singapore24 contributions
    Must-see sightseeing during a visit to Macau.
    A delightful trip to scape the hustle. Constructed about 150 years ago, It has been restored and reopened to the public in 2010.
    Written October 7, 2020
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  • dremo
    Singapore, Singapore24 contributions
    An iconic Church which is out of ytourist hotpots. Making it best for taking photos. Sublime view of Macau. Only bad thing is that you need to walk uphill or taxi doesn't passby that place that often.
    Written October 7, 2020
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  • David D
    Adelaide, Australia907 contributions
    After visiting the museum I decided to wander around this part of the fort. While offering an important site in the history of Macau it also provides great views of the city and across the river to China. This is a great photo opportunity site.
    Written November 30, 2019
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  • Emmanuel N
    Sydney, Australia4,129 contributions
    To be honest, the facade does not look very appealing, and worse still, you'd think it is under massive construction, which is true to some extent.
    BUt there is a rather lovely museum inside, (free of charge), with exhibits of the old church, and all the old relics of church vessels, vestments, crucifixes etc.
    While you might not be that impressed, the mere fact it is free... so why not check it out? :)

    Note: you need to climb the steps to the 4th floor, so it is absolutely NOT disabled friendly, and certainly also not baby pram-friendly.
    Written February 19, 2020
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  • Pob-Bob
    Leeds, UK272 contributions
    A good example of Chinese merchant house architecture, with carved window and door embellishments well preserved (or restored) and stained glass. Also demonstrations of crafts - wood carving, embroidery etc depending on time of day.
    Written June 26, 2019
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  • luxuryvoyage
    Switzerland2,804 contributions
    Nice square with restored colonial buildings along the streets. Between Senado Square and many places of interest such as Mandarin House, the theatre and churches. Much quieter and less tourists compared to Senado Square. No shops or restaurants, more a place of transit.
    Written January 5, 2020
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  • UOtterTravel
    Port Saint Lucie, FL1,285 contributions
    This is the area in front of, and around, the A-Ma Temple. The Portuguese architecture of some of the buildings in the area reminds me of New Orleans. There is a bakery here that our tour stopped at for traditional items and also shops selling incense. There is a banyan tree which was a nice place to wait for our tour group to assemble.
    Written March 19, 2020
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  • Lian Tiong G
    Subang Jaya, Malaysia3,599 contributions
    Located at the St Augustine Square has its own history. Established by Spanish Augustinians in 1591. Still maintains the traditional Easter procession. Cannot miss this heritage when you arrive at the St Augustine Square.
    Written April 19, 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,781 contributions
    An interesting attraction along Avenida de Sidónio Pais at the Rua Silva Mendes turnoff of is Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial House (free entry). Here you can learn local history related to the Founder of the Republic of China within an architecturally interesting property. Opening hours are 10am to 5pm (closed on Tuesdays).

    The property was built for Sun Yat-Sen's first wife in 1912 and is an eclectic building taking elements of various European architecture. The exterior is peculiar if nothing else. The interior is more traditional with wooden floors, a courtyard and a very nice staircase.

    Within the property, you'll find probably 8-9 rooms you can enter, each with history about the life of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen and his time in Macau. Several rooms are furnished with period furniture. You'll also find a bronze statue of this important historical figure to the right side of the Memorial House.

    In the end, this is more a place to visit for history buffs and those with an inkling and interest in architecture for which this building is one of the most interesting historical properties to view in Macau.
    Written February 23, 2019
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  • Jainam M
    Mumbai, India624 contributions
    It was a part of our macau heritage tour and thus explored this place. Read all the history about this place. Unfortunately we can only see it from the outside and entry is prohibited inside.
    Written December 30, 2019
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  • Lindsay V
    Hanoi, Vietnam493 contributions
    We wandered into the Sam Kai Vui Temple and it has a great little history. I appreciated its location the most because it just kind of pops up in the city center. Worth a quick stop.
    Written April 9, 2019
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  • palawanismyhome
    Palawan Island, Philippines20,432 contributions
    I am not sure if there is any more of the wall remaining in Macau but next to Na Tcha Temple there is a small section of the red bricked wall. The wall was constructed from 1569 to protect the city against Chinese and Dutch invaders.
    Written December 4, 2018
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,781 contributions
    For those doing the rounds trying the many different foods and drinks available along Rua do Sao Paul (food street) and Largo da Companhia de Jesus, you may want to try one of the small shops selling fresh fruit juice, iced local milk tea and other popular food and drinks.

    One place that we like to stop by from time to time is called 'Come On' which is near the red post box on the corner of the square. This shop is easily recognisable. You'll find lots of pictures of fruit drinks and other food and drinks on offer. At the front is a large container of ice with fruit drinks and milk teas (see pictures). There is blow dry ice smoke over the drinks giving them a cool appearance, making Come On further easy to find.

    I like the fresh coconut juice at Come On. Served with coconut flesh, this is a sweet, refreshing drink - perfect for hot summer days. The coconut flesh is usually from older coconuts so is a more gritty and less sweet than baby coconut. However, it is still nice to nibble on after finishing your coconut juice drink.

    Note there is another Come On shop around just around the corner on the side of the steps leading up to the Ruins of St. Paul. Same drinks and light bite foods on offer there.
    Written September 3, 2019
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