Leal Senado (Municipal Council), Macau

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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. Make Leal Senado (Municipal Council) part of your personalized Macau itinerary using our Macau trip planner .
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  • The General Administration of civil affairs is one of the world heritage site. Even under the reign of Portugal is used as the center of the politics of the Macau S.A.R.. The circular courtyard. Beside the bench, because you want 1 break, is so good at. Blue tiles in Portugal "Azulejos" are arranged on the wall to an enclosed courtyard. We didn't have a library is on the second floor, it is put in the tourists.
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  • My recommendation, to go at night, the photo comes out better with the lights on the building and not many people, you can take as many as you like and post however you like. Too many people in the da...  more »
  • This streets are pretty and really well maintained, I loved the light in this streets that was really nice to do. Lots of tourists though, just follow the crowds and you will see pretty much Portugese...  more »
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