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Embrace The History At The

Ruins of St. Paul's

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Embrace The History At The

Ruins of St. Paul's

Built in the 1600s, it served as a church and a college before a fire destroyed most of the structure in 1835. Take a picture by the steps and admire the stone statues of the Virgin Mary alongside Eastern features of dragons and peony flowers.

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Check Out The Art Scene at

Patio de Chon Sau

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Check Out The Art Scene at

Patio de Chon Sau

A stairway away from the Ruins of St. Paul’s, soak up the hipster art scene here with its colourful graffiti walls and cafes. Grab a bite at the Macanese/ Portuguese restaurant of Cafe SAB 8 or catch a foreign film at the Cinematheque・Passion

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Stroll Along

Senado Square

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Stroll Along

Senado Square

One of the largest squares in Macao is home to amazing shops and restaurants in town. Its paved streets, a gorgeous fountain and colourful Portuguese buildings make it great for photo sessions. Grab the famous Portuguese egg tarts sold by the streets or bring home traditional Chinese clothes from the shops in the square.

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Admire The
Oriental Architecture of

Lou Kau Mansion

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Admire The
Oriental Architecture of

Lou Kau Mansion

This traditional Chinese mansion was once owned by the richest man in Macao. It has a unique architecture of being built with grey brick and features beautiful wood carvings on its doors and windows. Watch out for the cultural performances that are regularly hosted there.

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Study Artefacts at

Taipa Houses

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Study Artefacts at

Taipa Houses

These 5 Portuguese buildings in bright mint colour were former residences that have turned into museums and exhibition spaces. It is a great place to gain knowledge of the colonial past of Macao through its many artefacts and is close to the grand hotels in Cotai Strip.

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Have A Feast At

Cunha Food Street

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Have A Feast At

Cunha Food Street

All that walking deserves food! Grab popular bites like egg tarts and pork chop buns in Cunha food street to satisfy your appetite. Walk into the bakeries to taste pastries or grab coffee at the many charming cafes. Try some Portuguese food as well in eateries like Comida Portuguesa O Santo.

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Shop Till You Drop At The

Venetian Macao

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Shop Till You Drop At The

Venetian Macao

Not far from Taipa is the Insta-famous Venetian Macao that is modelled after the one in The United States. The mall is home to a diverse range of duty-free luxury goods spread along 3 areas. You can even ride the gondola on the canals while being serenaded by handsome gondoliers.

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Stock Up On Souvenirs at

Macao Design Center

Skip the designer clothes and stock up on the cutest souvenirs at this design centre filled with goods made from local artists. Cool coasters, umbrellas and postcards are some of the many items sold there. Plus this 5-storey space hosts many workshops and exhibitions to check out.

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Dine At The
Michelin Star Restaurant,

Jade Dragon

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Dine At The
Michelin Star Restaurant,

Jade Dragon

When it comes to Michelin Star restaurants, Macao has some of the most in the region. The Cantonese restaurant Jade Dragon has been on the list for many years but recently got upgraded to 3 Stars! Savour beautifully plated Cantonese dishes and their famous dim sum spread for a feast of flavours.

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