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Historic Centre of Macau

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Don't understand. But surely fun.

I actually never find out what this place is famous for. Just happened to walk around the town and pass it accidentally. Colorful and playful. Really enjoyed it.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place connected by a by lane from the Ruins of St. Paul is a colorful, cheerful centre teeming with tourists. The connecting walk way is a small market place teeming with shops not very different from that you see in HKG. The only thing I thought I saw was different was a small dainty shop selling handmade soap..

Thank 70s_AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I actually never find out what this place is famous for. Just happened to walk around the town and pass it accidentally. Colorful and playful. Really enjoyed it.

Thank Christopher R
Lake Charles, La
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277 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to get the feel of Macau. More Portuguese than Chinese. Narrow streets, black & white tiled streets, shops, restaurants, people everywhere. Loved it.

Thank laculturevulture
Wollongong, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Historic Centre of Macau is fascinating and it feels like you are in Lisbon. You can even get the Portuguese tarts. It was my favorite part of Macau.

Thank Mulan H
Sao Paulo, SP
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's interesting see a Portuguese Colonization in Asia! It's great to see the historic centre and learn more about their history.

Thank Pat O
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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875 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to say I was impressed by this little square. Beautiful architecture. It gets a little crowded on the weekend, but a nice place to walk and stroll.

Thank tfizzle
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to check out the Portuguese/European influence of Macau definitely pop to the Historic Centre of Macau. Lovely !!

Thank Giordana1991
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my first visit to Macau but my wife has been many times though not for the last 20 years. We visited mid week staying at the lovely Harbour View Hotel. We found all the modern hotels and facilties amazing but the old town a bit of a let down. We particularly wanted to try traditional Portuguese cuisine but... More 

Thank RussellFeedMe
Long Beach, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when i visit this place, there are way too many ppl. yes, there are many shop and store for food and some gift. if you want to take good picture go there in early morning. Could be better...

Thank Koju S
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468 reviews
258 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mix of cultures - you would forget that you are in China for a moment, but somewhere in Europe. Really pretty.

Thank Kasia Z

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