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Macao Museum, Macau

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Explore Macau's largest museum at Macao Museum, where exhibits tell a tale of many nationalities living together harmoniously and the culture this blend has created. The three-level building is actually located inside Monte Fortress, the oldest fort in Macau, and boasts more than 3,000 displays. Start on the first floor with history ranging from the Neolithic period to the mid-17th century. Popular art and traditional culture items cover the second floor, where you can discover traditional festivals, daily customs, and traditional professions of the area. End your tour on the third floor with a panorama of modern Macau as well as some literary works. Add Macao Museum and other attractions to your Macau trip itinerary using our Macau vacation route planner.
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  • He is next to that Church that has only the façade-forgot the name, it was formerly a Portuguese Fort; the view is beautiful and the interior has a very interesting collection.
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  • The museum is right next to st.paul. Very easy to find. Entrance fee is reasonable. Information is written in Mandarin, Cantonese, English, and Portuguese. Very easy to understand and the museum conta...  more »
  • Thisnis very good starting point for discovering Macau and its history. I liked the replicas of houses through different periods andnlosts of stories about mixure of Portuguese and Chinese culture. Th...  more »
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  • A museum that explains Macau's history and culture with many informative and eye catching exhibits and displays. Located conveniently near Monte Fort and Ruins of St Paul. Air-conditioned and well maintained. Can consider dropping by here if you're already in the area and if you're a museum buff.
  • Does an okay job with the history of Macau. Laid out nicely, but definitely leaves one wanting more information. The building is in a cool neighborhood and gives a great view over the city.
  • It's very much worth it to go here. I love that a lot of their displays are interactive. There's 3 floors and at the top, you can go out to the fortress.
  • Really nice museum, for public transport: get down at Instuto de Accao Social (7,7A,8) and walk to R. de Dom Belchior Carneiro where u can find escalators all the way into Macau museum and to the top of the fort. Afterwards, u can walk downhill to Senado Squre! Save yourself the hike up!
  • Excellent museum with a very complete collection, interactive expositions and easy-to-understand explanations on Macau's history. Definitely #1 on my list (I've been to lots of famous museums in the U.S. , Mexico, Panama, China, Japan, Australia, etc.) It has a very extensive collection of antique artifacts, clothes, instruments; it not only shows items but also has exhibitions on Macau's cultural heritage, traditions, and historical characters. A treat for museum lovers

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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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