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Historic Centre of Macau, Macau

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Journey through the diverse and dynamic history of the region in Historic Centre of Macau, a collection of over 20 cultural and historical sites. Stroll down the main historic street and visit the numerous old buildings, displaying colonial Portuguese and Chinese architectural styles in varying contrasts and combinations. Town squares, churches, and temples offer showcase routes into the colonial era in Macau, with each site offering a wealth of information on panels and signs. There are a range of historical tour options available. Added to the World Heritage List in 2005, the area stands as a testament to the co-existence and appropriation of two distinct cultural, architectural, aesthetic, and technological influences. The site represents one of the earliest and best-maintained examples of the meeting of China and the West. Use our Macau trip itinerary builder app to add Historic Centre of Macau and other attractions to your Macau vacation plans.
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  • A beautiful and well maintained historic centre that oozes with charm and Portuguese style. This is a significant centre and reflects the historical significance and importance of Macau.  more »
  • We stayed very close and explored this area for its shops a lot are very upscale this is not a cheap area but fun They even had Mc Donald's Easy walking lots of coffee shops just Nice vs the casino ar...  more »
  • you walk into Macau as portuguel, very reminiscent of some small cities in Brazil, all locations are written in Portuguese and Chinese but almost no one speaks our language.
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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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