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.
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.
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.
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.
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Poised in the tip of a small peninsula that lies at the western shore of the great Pearl River Delta, opposite Hong Kong; Macau is a wonderful fusion of the East and the West. You can witness this delightful amalgamation of cultures everywhere in the places you will visit, the delicious food you will taste and the vibrant festivals that you will attend.
For travelers searching for hotels in Macau, it is important that the hotel is located close to places and attractions of cultural importance. Thus, the Starworld Macau Hotel is an ideal option as it within easy distance of Macau’s major cultural attractions such as the Ruins of St. Paul’s, A-Ma Temple, Senado Square and the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf.
Since the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th Century, Macau has seen an incredible blend of Portuguese and Chinese culture. The Ruins of St. Paul’s and the A-Ma Temple are excellent examples of this. The Ruins of St. Paul’s belong to what were originally the St. Paul’s College and the Cathedral of St. Paul founded by Jesuits at the service of the Portuguese. The Ruins of St. Paul are listed as a part of the Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The A-Ma Temple, one of the oldest and most famous Taoist temples in Macau, is another landmark of Macau that is of much cultural significance. Comprising of an ancient architectural complex, the temple portrays a rich array of Chinese culture with classical Chinese architectural treasures such as a pair of magnificently carved guard stone lions.
A fun way to experience the culture of Macau is by paying a visit to the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf. At this theme park, which is Macau’s first-ever, you will get a chance to experience Macau’s culture with the many themed attractions. Stroll down Senado Square and taste the fusion flavors Macanese cuisine that is a blend of southern Chinese and Portuguese. Munch on the icon-food of Macau, the famous Portuguese egg tarts, the Pork chop bun and Minchee.
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Known for its eclectic mix of contemporary dance and entertainment, the Crazy Paris Show performed by an executive team originally from Paris has been in existence in Macau for 27 years, delighting many a tourist over the years. There are many Macau Hotels in which one can seek accommodation out of which a favourite Macau hotel would be Galaxy Macau Resort Hotel which combines convenience with elegance. Catch all time favourite dances such as the French Can Can , Pole Dancing, India Dance and Sway while snapping your fingers and tapping your feet to the beat. Held at the Grand Lisboa, the dance performances are held daily, each day seeing a whole new artistic approach to the dances and performances. One day spent at the Crazy Paris Show will not be the same as the next!
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The Macau International Fireworks Display Contest is a captivating occasion for local residents and the numerous visitors who take the opportunity to observe this enthralling event. It is now recognized as one of the best of its kind in the world, with teams from around the world competing in the event. Traditionally the firecracker industry was one of the mainstays in Macau, and the fireworks contest is considered to be a representation of the significance of fireworks to the people of Macau. When selecting amongst luxury hotels Macau, an obvious choice is the Galaxy Macau Resort Hotel, one of the superior Macau hotels providing outstanding rooms and impeccable service.
The Galaxy Macau which recently opened its doors to the public in May, has a trendy and vibrant range of social and entertainment venues nestled within it making it one of the hottest Macau hotels to be at.
Enjoy a relaxing drink with friends at Cascades or be dazzled by the performances at the Pearl Lounge, what ever your choice the Galaxy Macau is the currently one of the trendiest places to while away the night in style at Macau.