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Leal Senado (Municipal Council), Macau

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Government Building Landmark
Go back in time and visit Leal Senado (Municipal Council), a World Heritage Site that once served as the seat of the Portuguese government during the colonial era. The "loyal senate" here is noted as having refused to accept Spanish authority during the Spanish occupation of Portugal. Constructed in 1784, the building features a smooth, structured Plain Portuguese style. Highlights of the decorated interior include elaborate carvings on the wall of the library, which houses more than 50,000 books, and a gallery with rotating art exhibits. Stroll through the blue-tiled courtyard, tip your hat to the bust of the famous Portuguese poet Luis de Camoes, and relax in the small garden in the back. To visit Leal Senado (Municipal Council) on your trip to Macau, use our Macau trip itinerary planner.
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  • It is space and is illuminated at night, and benches can be relieved. And toilets are available, but are closed at night, is suspicious.
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  • It is a famous square in the world. There are seen by tourists all over the world here. Unfortunately when I went it was raining, but there's rain rain.
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  • Visit the City Hall and the City Council Chambers. Restrooms are here along with civic garden. There is also an art gallery as well as a souvenir store. Great "cool" rest spot!!  more »

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