Architectural Buildings in Macau

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Architectural Buildings in Macau

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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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  • FellowTraveler9907
    4 contributions
    It's better to view the Macau Eiffel Tower at the ground level. From here you will appreciate its amazing lights and the surrounding areas. Best time to go there is in the evening
    Written January 25, 2020
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  • luxuryvoyage
    Switzerland2,804 contributions
    Beautiful and newly restored church. The church is located near Largo de Senado and is worth a short stop on the tour to the other historic buildings nearby (Mandarin House, St. Augustine's church, Theatro D. Pedro V). We only visited the church from the outside. Very well signposted tour to the historical sights, which by the way are all free of charge.
    Written January 5, 2020
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  • Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
    Macau, China2,248 contributions
    The Macau-Taipa Bridge (more formally known as Governador Nobre de Carvalho Bridge) is one of three road crossing of the harbour, linking the Macao peninsula with Cotai Island.

    This is the middle and shortest of the three bridges at 2.5 kilometres in length. It is also the oldest having been constructed and opened in 1974. Locally, it also referred to as the Old Bridge.

    Interestingly, this is the only bridge you can cross on foot between the peninsula and north side of Taipa Village on the other side. Otherwise, you are likely to use the bridge if you take taxi rides from one side or the other.
    Written May 22, 2019
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  • Sameh Elsheikh
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia617 contributions
    You will be amazed with the views and the ambiance of the spectacle (MGM Cotai). It is only like 15 minutes show but it is wort to see.

    It takes you through the different areas of China with high LED giant screens so you will be amazed.

    I’ll post few pictures but reality is much better.
    Don’t miss it.
    Written December 2, 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,681 contributions
    The IACM Exhibition space is a three room gallery located on the ground floor of Leal Senado. It provides a good opportunity to view interesting art, artefacts and other items of historical, heritage or cultural interest. Opening hours are 9am to 9pm daily and exhibitions are always free to the public.

    Currently, the IACM Exhibition gallery is one of five locations around Macau being used to host the 3rd Macao Printmaker Triennial exhibition (28 Dec 2018 to 17 March 2019). Of the 175 works being shown as part of this exhibition, perhaps 20-25 are at this location. We found some to be quite interesting and were glad to have stopped by to see the works o display.

    Generally speaking, I've found the temporary exhibitions held at the IACM gallery at Leal Senado to be pretty good, worth a 10-15 minutes of your time as part of your visit to this World Heritage attraction in the Historic Centre of Macau.
    Written February 5, 2019
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  • Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
    Macau, China2,248 contributions
    This minor attraction on Rua do Almirante Costa Cabral is the former residence of the Chinese People's Liberation Army leader, General Ye Ting, who lived here between the 1920s and 1940s. The house was restored and opened to the public in 2014. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm daily (Closed on Wednesday).

    Here you find a two storey residence. Rooms have early 20th-century furnishing as well as family photos from that time period. There is an interesting bronze monument of General Ye Ting and his family in front of the residence as well.

    The General Ye Ting's Former Residence is free to enter and is a fair attraction for history and heritage buffs. However, it is quite isolated from the majority of sightseeing you will likely plan for while in Macau. You can pass by before/after visits to Lou Lim Ieok Gardens, its around 125 metre walk northwest of the garden.
    Written March 13, 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,681 contributions
    Praça de Ponte e Horta is a public square located along Rua das Lorchas that has become something of a street art scene over the past few years. Since 2017 the buildings and alleyways around this small square have been adorned with graffiti style street art, some of which is very good.

    You will find large scale works on the side of S Hotel (formerly BW Sun Sun Hotel) and the street behind the hotel. Many of the shop shutters have street art scenes as well. Just walk around the streets on both sides of the square and you'll find plenty to enjoy.

    A handful of new artworks have shown up in recent months as well. Many are signed by their creators if you are interested in the artist names.
    Written February 14, 2020
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  • Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
    Macau, China2,248 contributions
    Portas do Cerco is the historic Border Gate in the north of Macau that was built by the Portuguese in 1849 to replace an older Chinese made wall and enforce the separation between Mainland China and Portuguese Macau during those more turbulent times.

    Today, this historic gate is a mere relic of the colonial days and is dwarfed by the modern border crossing (Gongbei) that stands behind it. Portas do Cerco is neat to see if you are arriving into Macau from the mainland and have a few minutes to spare before making way to your hotel.
    Written March 6, 2020
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  • Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
    Macau, China2,248 contributions
    The Jao Tsung-I Academy is found in one of the historic properties along Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida just past Tap Seac Square. It is open from 10am to 6pm daily (closed on Mondays). Entry is free to the public.

    This is a nice property located in a row of colonial buildings from the turn of the 20th century. Within you can view Chinese calligraphy and other works previously owned by renowned Hong Kong artist and scholar, Jao Tsung-I.

    You can conveniently stop by the Jao Tsung-I house if you planning to visit attractions around St. Lazarus district and are making your way to the Lou Lim Ieok Garden. It is along the way.
    Written May 16, 2019
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  • Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
    Macau, China2,248 contributions
    Pao Gong temple complex is situated along Rua da Figueira just north of the Monte Forte and the Ruins of St. Paul's and just west of the Hospital Kian Wu Hospital. It was built in 1889 during a plague outbreak and dedicated to Pao Gong in hopes that he would drive diseases away.

    The temple has a peculiar bright yellow exterior but with similar architecture to what you'll find with many temples around Macau. The entrance includes attractive murals and bright red Chinese characters. Within, you'll find expected shrines, deity figures, burning incense coils and large joss sticks, lanterns, cast bells and interesting wall stucco works.

    In the end, Pao Gong Temple is an interesting temple and can be seen between visits to the Ruins of St. Paul's and attractions at Camoes Square. Just have your map handy so you know where to go to find this particular temple.
    Written April 8, 2019
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  • Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
    Macau, China2,248 contributions
    The Former Chong Sai Pharmacy is a relatively new attraction in the World Heritage area having opened in 2016. This is a late 19th-century shophouse that is noted as being where Dr. Sun Yat-Sen established his pharmacy in Macau.

    Here you can enjoy late 19th-century Chinese architecture and three floors of nicely resorted rooms with period furnishing and general information about Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's time in Macau. There are ceramic fragment displays and some earlier period building ruins exposed on the ground floor that are interesting to see. He practiced medicine here in 1893-1894.

    The Former Chong Sai Pharmacy is free to visit and conveniently located along Rua das Estalagens just a few minutes from the Ruins of St. Paul's. It is open daily from 10am to 6pm (Wed-Mon) but closed on Tuesdays.
    Written September 16, 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,681 contributions
    Sam Mo Temple is the yellow creme coloured temple along Rua Direita Carlos Eugenio in Taipa Village. The temple was built in 1845 around large boulders with simple Chinese architecture.

    The exterior is simple with nice murals above the entrance. Inside, you will find a single chamber with hanging incense, ancient copper bell, leather drum and shrine with deity figures and items left by worshippers. There is a beautifully carved wooden sedan chair in the side chamber that is well worth having a look at as well.

    Overall, Sam Mo is a nice little temple to visit if you are in Taipa and wanting to check out the temples around the village. Give it 5-10 minutes if you are in the area.
    Written February 26, 2020
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  • Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
    Macau, China2,248 contributions
    Patio of Six Houses (Patio das Seis Casa) is a late 19th-century courtyard and residence on tiny Travssa do Mata tigre that has long fallen into disuse. While the rest of Macau prospers and charges forward into the modern era, this is an example of the sad past of parts of Macau that have still been left behind.

    What you find here is a dilapidated courtyard with six boarded up building entrances. The grey brick walls, tiled roof are typical of architecture at the 19th century. This is what makes the property interesting to see for some. A famous former resident was painter George Smirnoff who made numerous watercolour landscapes that you can see at the Macau Art Museum (MAM).

    The Patio of Six Houses is situated on smaller back streets between St. Lawrence Church and the Mandarin House in the Historic Centre of Macau. Have a map of Macau handy if you want to try and find this location, it is not easy to locate otherwise.
    Written February 22, 2019
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  • Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
    Macau, China2,248 contributions
    To the east of Camoes Garden, visitors can find a small temple referred to as Sam Pa Mun Tou Tei along Rua do Patane. This is dedicated to the God of the Earth (Tou Tei) and is a small single room temple of traditional architecture.

    The temple is 300 years old and includes a single small shrine and burning incense coils inside. You'll find other expected temple features on the facade and around the entrance.

    If you walk south to the Rua do Patane and Rua Coelho do Amaral intersection, you'll find another Tou Tei shrine that is glaze red brick exterior and open front. You'll see a burner and small shrine inside. This is also worth a quick look-see if you want to explore the temple in this area of the city.
    Written September 17, 2019
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