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Cathedral, Macau

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Stop by the simple Cathedral to enjoy some peace and quiet away from large groups of tourists. The interior is unobtrusive, with not much in the way of grandiose decorations besides the large stained glass windows surrounding the altar. The church is actively frequented by the community, with Mass services held in English on the weekends. Unwind at the benches of the cathedral square out front, where you can also find a small fountain and a few murals depicting the history of the town. Use our Macau road trip planning site to visit Cathedral on your trip to Macau, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Cathedral is also called the "Church of the Nativity of our Lady". The Cathedral is included in the list of historical monuments of the historic centre of Macau, which in turn is included in the list of world heritage in China. At the beginning of the 17TH century it was a small wooden Chapel, and it was elevated to Cathedral status only in 1623. Before that year, the diocese had its headquarters in the Church of San Lázaro. The first Cathedral built in stone, was consecrated in 1850 by the Bishop of Macao, Jerónimo José da Mata, being almost destroyed in a typhoon 24 years later, after having undergone major repairs. In the 20th century, the Cathedral was completely rebuilt in concrete, costing approximately 100.900 patacas. It is the currency of Macau.
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  • The whole area of architecture is really unique, but ... Many people to connect to the brick can not see, let me very much want to speed away, and maybe next time to find a little bit more to participate in it!
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  • Senna is also located in the Cathedral Square, one of the most significant differences with other people where the Cathedral, but it still gets the opportunity to visit space
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  • This should be your go to spot while exploring Macau. Go for lunch or late night for a drink. The place has the charm of a local watering hole , but you can get quite satisfying food here as well. It is located on a nice side street, so make certain you search it out. It is a unpretentious establishment worthy of praise for what it brings to the mix of Macau. Cheers to the owner and staff for doing it right their own way.
  • Quite underwhelming, coffee was really bad, burnt milk and tasted like instant coffee. Couldn't drink it. Breakfast was OK but not filling, no bread with main set, so essentially just egg, sausage and salad. I'm usually pretty easy to please but this was kind of disappointing.
  • Delicious freshly made food and very friendly people, a good retreat if you're done with the natas and cookies.
  • Great for lunch or dinner (maybe breakfast too?). Or a cool place to sit & drink. It's in a quite little side street that you will probably walk past when you go for a wander around town. Highly recommend you stop by if your're looking for an authentic but clean Portuguese / Macau experience that isn't surrounded by the kitsch of the casinos (I couldn't find any others like this). I stopped in at noon to escape the heat, ended up staying all day eating, drinking and watching the parade of locals, some of which stop by for glass of wine and a quick chat. Food is yum and beers are cold. Staff are a mix of nationalities, very friendly and unlike the casinos seem genuinely happy to work there. I'm sure it kicks on to be a cool bar at night but unfortunately I didn't get to find out. Spend some time here and it will be the sort of place you hope to come back to.
  • Great little bar with friendly service and great selection of food and drinks

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Cotai Strip in Macau offers luxury hotels, with famous names providing rooms looking out over the harbor and down into the historical center. Establishments in this area also feature onsite entertainment options and Vegas-style casinos. Look for more affordable options north of Nam Van Lake, where chain and boutique hotels provide rooms with views of the city, the harbor, and across to China proper. Head farther north for lower rates offered by hostels and apartment rentals.
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