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Historic Centre of Macau

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So much culture

Its great, too many peole though and I would not recommend it on a rainy day but it wasnt bad at all. It was beautifully decorated.

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Province of Ascoli Piceno, Italy
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

From what I experienced it's a small neighbourhood with Portuguese-looking buildings that can get quite crowded. Main attractions seemed to be ice cream shops and jerkee vendors (you can often try for free!). Worthwile as a nice distraction from the gambling.

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Province of Ascoli Piceno, Italy
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Its great, too many peole though and I would not recommend it on a rainy day but it wasnt bad at all. It was beautifully decorated.

Thank AnikaLaubscher
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Macau was a former Portuguese colony, and has a small historic area with a few buildings from that era. You should set your expectations though: do not expect a complete old town as you would find in Prague, Kraków or Tallinn. Instead there are a few old buildings and ruins dotted about amongst the tourist shops and cafes. The most... More 

2 Thank Andy Hayler
Hong Kong, China
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The crowds generally are found around the old town quartering the Ruins of Old St Pauls- over rated. BEST part of the old town is on the other side of the fort- wonderful condition, empty streets

1 Thank JavaJiveHK
Lucerne, Switzerland
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53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

It was a fun experience for us to come all the way from Europe to Asia and ended up in old tiny european city centre. Absolutely loved the architecture, local people, small snacks shops. it was the most memorable thing about the island for us!

Thank akam5
Chennai (Madras), India
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Nice little town square- nothing great, unless some events are happening. Can be considered for a quick stop while returning from Macau tower, but can be skipped if on tight schedule

Thank Shrinidhi H
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Very interesting town, totally different than any other city in China, with a lot of Portuguese influence, very good food, very nice catholic and chinese temples... really worthy experience.

Thank Ferchoshanghai
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

The historic center of Macau is a very small area which can be easily covered in a couple of hour walk. Highlights are Ruins of St Paul, Largo de Senado and Monte Forte. There is not much of Portuguese influence left here except of street names and some signs, restored cobbled streets and some buildings packed between the modern Macao.

1 Thank 22000FT
Kansas City, Missouri
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

You feel like you are in Europe and the contrast with China is interesting. Extremely crowded . You can find some restaurants in which people still speak Portuguese.

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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Very crowed and lot of people offering you snacks to try. It's nice to walk which will take you to the church. You can find all the local snacks

Thank sbgemstw

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