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10 Must Do Things for First Time Visitors in Macau – Captivating New Discoveries

Glitzy, glamorous and absolutely vibrant, Macau is a destination that offers so much to both first-timers as well as seasoned visitors. Below are 10 things you must try here.


Visit the A-Ma Temple

This ancient temple of A-Ma is a good introduction to the spiritual side of Macau. Originally constructed in the year 1488, the temple has an interesting structure and is a great place to experience a sense of serenity while appreciating history and fascinating architecture.


Enjoy Some History at the Moorish Barracks

Erected in the year 1874, the Moorish Barracks is the masterpiece of the Italian architect Cassuto and it still stands tall even today. Constructed in an Indo-Arabian style, the barracks boasts large verandas and exquisite Moor art making it a location that is worthy of admiration.


Visit the Mandarin's House

The Mandarin's House is yet another masterpiece from around the same era. The renowned Chinese thinker Zheng Guanying and his father, Zheng Wenrui, once resided here.


Appreciate the Architecture at St. Joseph's Seminary Building and Church

In a spiritual sense, this church is very significant for it was founded by Jesuit priests in the year 1728. The building depicts the typical age-old baroque architecture and is a great spot to capture some photographs.


Shopping in Macau

If you are looking for a shopping mall in Macau there are so many options. The Macau Fisherman's Wharf, The Grand Canal Shoppes and The Boulevard to name a few. Be sure to stay at a hotel that's within easy reach of retail hubs so you can easily rest, shop, repeat! Options like Hotel Okura Macau are among the properties that can be considered.


Visit Dom Pedro V Theatre

This architectural masterpiece erected by the Portuguese Community in the year 1860 has always been one of the most artsy attractions. A site of utter grandeur, the Dom Pedro V Theatre is a popular and historical attraction where one can witness public events too.


Explore Senado Square

Located in the heart of the city, the Senado Square still has the original paving from the Portuguese era. Perfectly preserved to date, the Senado Square is part of the Historic Centre of Macau which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Spend Time at Fisherman's Wharf

Established in the year 2006, Fisherman's Wharf is the first theme park complex in the city of Macau and has an array of interesting sites to see. Adorned by a massive manmade volcano, the complex also houses over 150 stores and a number of popular restaurants.


Macau Tower

This iconic landmark in Macau boasts an impressive height of 338 metres. Established in the year 2001, the tower is also known as an entertainment centre since it houses a plethora of shopping outlets and restaurants. The Macau Tower has an observation deck where some of the most spectacular views of the city can be enjoyed.


Casino Hopping

Over 30 casinos can be found in Macau, each offering plenty of thrilling gaming along with fun entertainment. Even if you are not into gaming and gambling, you can still witness and be a part of this glamorous setting.

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