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“Nice buildings and plaza” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Largo do Senado (Senado Square)

Largo do Senado (Senado Square)
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Ranked #7 of 242 things to do in Macau
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“Nice buildings and plaza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

A big plaza fill with stores and beautiful Portuguese style buildings, a nice walk to 大三巴 which is the biggest landmark in Macau

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“WIFI area!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

This is just a simple square with a huge waterfall. The best part of it is the ample shopping areas around it! For travellers, you can get free wifi if you hang out around the area.

Visited March 2012
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“Cobbled stone walkway!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

The stones that was place embedded on the walkway of this Portuguese buildings are amazing! It was cut into maybe 2x2 inches and carefully pressed on the ground, a combination of black and white marble square stones, as you see it from afar, the ground looks like it is painted with black and white paint( it looks more vivid taken at night) imagine how many people helped to finish this. The surrounding area is always clean, though it is always filled with tourist, under the shady trees are long cemented sitting area, it never loses its clients always filled with different nationalities, i think you can call it the UN meeting place. You will see Filipinos, Indians, Indonesians, Malaysians, Portuguese, Americans, Chinese, Spaniards, Africans etc. If you want to see different nationalities go to this place.
The area has restaurants McDonald, Starbucks, Chinese resto, Portuguese, bake shop, foreign exchange, Hotels, souvenirs, Watsons, Original bags( slightly used) from Louis Vitton to Hermes, Burbury, Prada, name it you'll have it, perfumes, chocolate, ice cream, dresses, men's, children and ladies apparel.
I LOVE this place, popularly known as SAN MALO!

Visited August 2012
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“A Must See World Heritage Site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

A Must visit in Macau. Pictures say more than a thousand words. Visit some of the old churches in Macau as well as browse around the different shops selling Macau delicasies such as preserved fruits, tarts and meat products. This is where you can do a one stop shopping and sight seeing in just a few hours.

Visited November 2011
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“Definitely worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

It is smaller than I expected from the picture in the brochure, but it was every bit as picturesque. The black and white wave tile pattern is extremely classy and attractive. We went in the afternoon and were pleased to find that although there were a lot of visitors around the plaza itself was in a pristine state and that the buildings around it were well-kept. By the way, if you aren't in a hurry to go back to HK (like us day-trippers), I'd recommend that you visit Largo do Senado both during the day and at night for the lights!

There were also a lot of quiet nooks and alleyways/side streets that led off to different offices or museums. Most of the buildings facing the square have been turned into shops with the original facade preserved. For example, when facing the fountain, the yellow building on the left, just beside the Tourist Help Desk office, is actually a multi-level Watson's store, but the store logo is placed discreetly on the windows so it's not so visible from the outside.

Speaking of the help desk. If you're not sure where some of the sites are, the tourist help desk (or was it Visitor's information office) is right on the plaza. There are also helpful crossroad signs on each junction that helps point where specific sites are. These were very helpful to us first-timers in our quest to find the Ruins of St. Paul's.

Definitely a must-see for Macau!

Visited September 2012
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