12 Must Visit Macau Attractions

1. Ruins of St Paul’s

The Ruins of St Paul’s was originally built in 17th century, it was destroyed by fire in 1835 & what remains till today is the facade of the Church & St Paul’s college. Nowadays, the facade of the Ruins of St. Paul’s functions symbolically as an altar to the city.

Bus Routes : 3, 3X, 4, 6A, 8A, 18A, 19, 26A, 33, N1A

2. Senado Square

Senado Square has been Macau’s urban centre for centuries & still a popular venue for celebrations. It is paved with a wave-patterned mosaic colored stones created by the Portuguese. The square is surrounded by beautiful pastel coloured neo-classical buildings with the former Senate building just opposite the fountain.

Bus Routes : 3, 3X, 4, 6A, 8A, 18A, 19, 26A, 33, N1A

3. A Ma Temple

Macau’s name is derived from A-Ma-Gau or Place of A-Ma and this temple dedicated to the seafarers’ goddess dates from the early 16th century.

The A-Ma Temple was constructed during the Ming Dynasty to commemorate Mazu, the sea goddess. According to legend, A-Ma, a poor girl looking for passage to Canton, was refused by the wealthy junk owners but a lowly fisherman took her on board. A storm blew up and wrecked all but the boat carrying the girl. On arrival in Macau she vanished, to reappear as a goddess, on the spot where the fishermen built her temple.

Opening Hours : 7am to 6pm.

Bus Routes – Barra Square : 1, 2, 5, 6B, 10, 10A, 11, 18, 21A, 26, 28B, 55, MT4, N3

4. Macau Tower

Macau Tower is 338 metres in height and offers visitors a splendid panoramic views all over Macao and much of the Pearl River Delta from its observation deck and revolving restaurant, at the 223-metre level.

Bus Routes : 9A, 18, 23, 26, 32, 73

For More Info : Macau Tower

5. Guia Fortress

Guia Fortress was initially designed to defend Macau from attacks from the sea, but because of its position overlooking the entire city, its chief value has been as an observation post.

The lighthouse stands at 91 meters tall, and has a light visible for some 20 miles in clear weather conditions. The Guia Fortress was a restricted military area until 1976 when it opened as a major tourist attraction.

Opening Hours : Daily 10am to 5.30pm

Bus Routes : 2, 2A, 6A, 12, 17, 18, 18A, 19, 22, 23, 25, 25X, 32, 56

6. Venetian & Parisian Macao

Venetian Macau is one of the world largest casino & hotel with all 3,000 of its room are suites, each with more than 70 sqm of space and lavish Italian marble bathrooms.

Experience shopping with over 350 international shops, be dazzled by the street performers, or take a ride on an authentic Venetian gondola, all at the resort.

The Parisian Macau on the other hand is the latest new shopping mall, hotel, casino and has its own Eiffel Tower.

Free Shuttle to Venetian Macau :

Free transfer from Macau International Airport, Taipa Ferry Terminal, Lotus Border and Sands Macau.

7. Rua du Cunha

Named after Portuguese explorer Tristão da Cunha, Rua du Cunha is a narrow pedestrian street offering a variety of delicious local food. The short alley offers some of the famous Macau eatery shops such as Lord Stow, Gelatina Mok Yi Kei, Seng Cheong Crab Porridge and many more.

It is also just a short 10 to 15 mins walk from Venetian to Rua dun Cunha.

8. Travessa da Paixão 戀愛巷

Travessa da Paixão is also known as Love Lane with a history of 80 years. The buildings are artfully painted making it a nice photo taking spots among tourists. It is just located beside Ruin’s of St Paul’s.

9. Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre

This statue is dedicated to Goddess of Mercy. It is 20 meters tall and made of special bronze. The dome shape base like a lotus flower, is an ecumenical centre where information is available on Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.

Opening Hours : 10am to 6pm. Closed on Friday.

Bus Routes : 10A, 17, 30X

10. St Dominic Church

The St Dominic Church was founded in 1587 by three Spanish Dominican priests who originally came from Acapulco in Mexico. This is the place where the first Portuguese newspaper was published in China.

The bell tower, at the back of the building is converted into a small Museum of Sacred Art with a collection of around 300 artifacts.

Opening hours : Daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Bus Routes : 3, 3X, 4, 6A, 8A, 18A, 19, 26A, 33, N1A

11. Galaxy Macau

Galaxy Macau is one of the top resort destination in Macau with more than 2,200 rooms, suites and villas from Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, Okura Hotels & Resorts, and Galaxy Hotel.

Facilities include a selection of more than 50 food and beverage outlets, distinctive retail shopping; lush oasis gardens covering 52,000 square meters, and the world’s largest Skytop Wave Pool covering 4,000 square meters and featuring a 350-ton white sand beach.

Free Shuttle to Galaxy Macau :

Free transfer from StarWorld Hotel, Macau Ferry Terminal, Macau International Airport, Taipa Ferry Terminal, Lotus Border and Broadway Macau

For More Info : Galaxy Macau

12. Macao Giant Panda Pavilion

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Macao Giant Panda Pavilion comprises two 330m2 indoor activity quarters and a 600m2 outdoor yard for the inhabitation of the giant pandas and a 900m2 indoor exhibit area.

Two viewing paths of different elevations align along the front edge of the fan-layout indoor activity area, accessible to two streams of visitors.

Please purchase tickets in advance due to the limited number of admission.

Opening Hours : 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Mondays, admission at 6 intervals per day.

Admission : MOP10

Bus routes : 15, 21A, 25, 26, 26A, 50, N3

For More Info : Macau Panda

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