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“Not as famous or frequently visited but one of the best attractions on Senado Square”

Leal Senado (Municipal Council)
Ranked #28 of 242 things to do in Macau
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Hong Kong, China
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5,653 reviews
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“Not as famous or frequently visited but one of the best attractions on Senado Square”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

We visited the ‘Leal Senado’ Building across the street from the Senado Square during the recent Chinese New Year holiday and were very happy with this visit. The inside of the building was fully decked out in Chinese New Year décor and the upstairs garden area was just beautiful this time of year with the many flowers being on display.

On the ground floor there is presently an exhibition called 'The Printed Legacy' (free entry) that displayed many works from Picasso, Matisse and others. This was a pleasantly good and unexpected discovery during our visit to the Leal Senado building.

In the area of Macau, there is a high concentration of World Heritage and other interesting attractions. Across the street is where the majority of the famous attractions are located. These include, Senado Square, St. Dominigo’s Church and the Ruins of St. Paul. However, you can also visit the “Holy House of Mercy”, The Cathedral and Cathedral Square, Lou Kau Mansion, St. Dominic’s Square just in front of St. Dominic’s Church. Nearer to the Ruins of St. Paul, you can see the Old City Wall and the tiny Na Tcha Temple.

A bit further up Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, you can find the interesting Pawn Shop Museum and the beautiful, Rua Da Felicidade. And, if you make your way southwest through the smaller streets, you will run into further clusters of UNESCO attractions.

Overall, this is a very pleasant building to visit when you are in the Senado Square area, well worth 15-30 minutes of your time or even more if you want to spend longer browsing what is on exhibition in the gallery.

Visited January 2012
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“A lesson in the history of Macau and Portugal”
Reviewed December 20, 2011

This is the main attraction on the Avenida De Almeida Ribeiro, and it is unmissable. It is built in a typical Portuguese style, both inside and out. Make a point to walk in, there are lots to see inside, with beautiful tiles everywhere, brochures about Macau and its history. Go upstair to enjoy the beautiful garden. You will think you were in Lisbon in Portugal! If you are like me, more interested in the history and old charm of Macau, this place is a must-do in your itinerary.

Visited December 2011
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