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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. A visit to Macao Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Macau trip maker website to plot your vacation.
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  • The only reason for 4/5 is the absence of good explanations in English. Speaking several languages, I do not want sound "ignorant", but the reality is that English is de facto our planet main language...  more »
  • Three stories of packed history. As guide in a local museum I find it fascinating that they could pack so much in such a small place. It is also nice to see that the artefacts are mostly well written ...  more »
  • You have to pay a fee to enter this museum. It was quite interesting to learn about the history of Macao and western and Chinese cultures blended on this island.  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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