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05 Distinctive Places to Visit in Macau -Experience the Best of Mesmerizing Macau

Whether you're travelling to Macau for business or leisure, take some time off to visit these five amazing attractions are totally worth your time!


Mount Fortress & Macau Museum

Built during the years of 1617 to 1626, the Mount Fortress is one of the most significant historical attractions in the city. Though initially built to protect the city, Mount Fortress is now a beautiful garden that stands out among the buildings in the city.
You can find the Museum of Macau located within the premises of the Mount Fortress. The Museum as a spectacular collection of artifacts that reflect the impressive culture and heritage of Macau City. The Mount Fortress is located in the heart of the city, within easy reach of many a Galaxy Macau resort such as the Hotel Okura Macau; that tourists will not find it difficult to travel to and fro.


Ruins of St. Paul's

One of the most notable sights in Macau, the Ruins of St. Peters has a history that date as far back as the 1950's. Built using white stones, the church only has the front wall remaining as a result of the damage of many fires. This ancient ruin of a church plays an is an important role in the city's history, and is adjacent to the famous Mount Fortress.


Old City Walls

Located between the St. Paul's Church and Na Tcha Temple which is an enchanting Chinese Buddhist temple; the ruins of the Old City Walls are well worth a visit if you like to discover the heritage of Macau. The walls reflect the expansive military defensive network of the city.


A-Ma Temple

Macau is home to many temples, but among them the A-Ma Temple stands out as it is one of the oldest Taoist temples in the city. Built in 1948, the A-Ma Temple is one of the most significant historical laces to visit here. Some of the biggest highlights of the temple include the Memorial Arch, the Gate Pavilion, the Prayer Hall, the Hall of Guanyin, the Hall of Benevolence, and the Zhengjiao Chanlin – Buddhist Pavilion. Go up the stairs, climb some rocks and you'll reach the top where you will find a most serene escape that features many trees; fragrant with all the incense offerings. Not only is the A-Ma Temple a tourist attraction in Macau, it's also a place of worship so be mindful to be act respectful at all times while visiting.


Senado Square

Step into the Senado Square in Macau, and you'll feel like you are in Europe! This is because the square is built according to colonial architecture. Connecting the Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro on one end and the Largo do São Domingos at another; the Senado Square is built in an elongated and triangular shape. This is a great place for shopping as well as photography.