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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a lovely square with beautiful buildings, relatively well preserved. However, one has to come early to appreciate this place as it’s overrun with tourists.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Isobella_D_N
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is much to see and do in and around the Historic Centre of Macau. One could easily dedicate 2-3 days to comprehensively explore each of the 25 different UNESCO World Heritage attractions and other interesting attractions located within the area referred to as Macau...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we knew bout the Portuguese influence in this peninsula we were not prepared for how much there was. The architecture, food, religion and culture is everywhere interspersed with Chinese elements as well. Take the time to walk around and don’t forget to look up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Grumpybrother
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are lots of hidden gems if you get off the big streets and into the smaller streets and alleyways. From murals on walls to cute cafes or local artisans, it pays to get off the beaten path! It’s a bit of a rabbit warren,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MusicMandy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to visit and get some custard tarts!! Both times we came it was very busy. You can walk all the way through to see the Ruins of St Paul

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DevourTheWorld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old Macau is stunningly beautiful and it is such fun to wander the historic alleyways aimlessly. The juxtaposition of this against the prominent newer casino hotels blighting the skyline is also quite surreal. Be aware that whilst a must visit, the small streets become oh...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank neilhassall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really liked it here. All the old building and shutters in south-Europe style. There are small shops with drinks and some souvenirs. Only if there are fewer people...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LukasZ317
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting Macau for pleasure don't spend all your time in the gambling and neon palaces that abound in this small territory. Old Macao has been beautifully preserved and is well worth a stroll.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MelbourneOztraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Macau bears a lot of history with Portugese occupation and walking this historic city is a good way to experience it

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wander_Lust1969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lots of tourist and good food if you want to avoid the crowds go early in the morning around 8am or at night at 9pm onwards but those time not all shops are open but quieter with less crowds and great for taking photos

Date of experience: November 2018
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25 April 2018|
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Response from edwintcs | Reviewed this property |
You can go bus though. Stayed there for 4D3N and my major transportation was bus. MOP6 if you pay in cash, MOP3 if you pay by their card. You can get the buss pass at all convenient store!
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5 March 2017|
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Response from him b | Reviewed this property |
Most shops ,museums and tourist attractions are open Sunday.
3 March 2017|
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Response from CharlieG_10 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The sites of the Central Macau are cobble stoned so may not be practical. It is flat for some of the way then there is a steep hill to the Church ruins. Plus it is very crowded. I would not recommend the visit