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Historic Centre of Macau

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Address: Macau Peninsula, Macau, China
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you can walk and shop here, a lot of cosmetic shop and restaurant, you can walk to ruin of St. paul's and there are good place for walk in the evening.

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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76 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

you can walk and shop here, a lot of cosmetic shop and restaurant, you can walk to ruin of St. paul's and there are good place for walk in the evening.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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217 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Really just a shopping area, full of tourists and very hot. Would not be on my to do list again if I returned

Thank alastair4
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

An enjoyable way to explore the Historic City Centre of Macau is to try one of the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) sponsored self-walking tours which include UNESCO World Heritage attractions as well as many other historical areas around Macau. You can learn about the MGTO sponsored self-walking tours by visiting the MGTO website - Plan Your Trip 'Planning' page.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Although it was a very hot day with crowds of people, we still managed to make our way around to the sites of the historic centre of old Macau. Getting a taxi to return to our hotel in Cotai was a nightmare----took us over half an hour of wandering the streets in the heat. The good news, when you do... More 

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Patna, India
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450 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

we did a TON of walking today. Who knew that would be possible in tiny Macao. It was sometimes crowded, but definitely worth the effort today. Loved it!

1 Thank fozjon
New Delhi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Its just a square, with lots of people and old buildings around. You will find many people giving out things for taste and local delicacies being sold all around. Hustle bustle, church, ruins, museum, shops and a fort all in the vicinity

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Boston, MA
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

I was feeling a bit tired from our time in Hong Kong and, at first, resisted this side trip. I am so glad my spouse prevailed! We took the fast ferry - and the first class seats are well worth the expense. The historic center of Macua should not be missed. Some of the sites are a bit out of... More 

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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This place looks more beautiful in the evening. However it is not recommended to visit this place if it is raining. There is no place to take a shade. One can easily walk to this place from ferry terminal. Taxi will also not cost much (30-40 HKD)

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Travelled to Macau on a day trip. I think I'd prefer to come back for an overnight stay next time. The Historic Centre of Macau was very very crowded, unpleasantly so at times. The simple act of walking down the street was more like trying to work your way through a maze with moving walls, as crowds of people shifted... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Historic Center of Macau is a nice place to stroll around. There are lots of pastry shops, restaurants (both Chinese and Portuguese), and souvenir stores. There is a public performance/demonstration area. The District is small. When you wander outside of the district it is not as nice. Most major casinos provide free shuttles which is convenient for guests.

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