Discovering Senado Square in Macau – A Stroll Back in Time

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While Macau may be full of glitz, glamour and gaming at its lavish casinos, this destination has a rich history too. A great place to start your journey of discovery would be Senado Square.

Getting There

Senado Square can be found in the Historic Centre of Macau which has been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Within a 12 minute drive from Hotel Okura Macau, this site can be reached by public bus services including the following routes which have stops nearby: 3, 6A, 18A, 33, N1A.

What to Expect

A visit to Senado Square with its old world charm offers a fascinating contrast to the atmosphere you will find at luxury hotels in Macau. Home to neo-classical buildings, a mosaic-tiled pavement, an old post office and Chinese herbal medicine stores, the square will take one back in time.

Key Attractions

There are three notable structures here that are part of the Historic Centre of Macau; the 18th century senate building known as Leal Senado, Macau’s oldest church, the 16th century St. Dominic’s Church and the Holy House of Mercy which also dates back to the 16th century.

Exploring Further

Senado Square makes an ideal starting point to your Macau adventures since it’s close to other sites of interest most notably, the Ruins of St. Paul. Also within easy reach are the Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady, the Kuan Tai Temple and the Macao Museum which are well worth a visit too.

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+


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