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Macau Attractions A to Z

List of All Attractions in Macau by Alphabetical Order

One of the best examples of an 'East meets West' location, Macau wholeheartedly embraces both the Chinese and Portuguese cultures. Nowhere is this more clear than in its architecture and a stroll around the island will reveal not only Portuguese place and street names but distinctive Portuguese design motifs. Still, oddities such as the Pawnshop Museum and several temples are undeniably Chinese.

Straddling international barriers are the gaming houses or casinos which remain in no-man's land. The Macau Cultural Centre remains the place to go for highbrow art and visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to museums. Well organised and maintained, Macau is a delight to explore.

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A-Ma Statue and Cultural Village

A short stroll along the hiking trail from Sea Pai Van Park will take you to a statue of A-Ma. Built in 1998 to commemorate the goddess who gave Macau its name, the 20-metre statue stands triumphantly atop Alto de Coloane. Below this landmark are an enormous Tian Hou Temple and a local complex. A-Ma Cultural Read More...

  • Location: Coloane Island
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A-Ma Temple

The most famous of Macau’s Chinese temples, this Taoist building was around before the Portuguese colonisation and therefore has a huge historical significance to the island and its initial religious standing prior to the western colonisation. The goddess A-Ma is also where Macau gets its name from. Read More...

  • Location: Macau Outer Harbour
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Avenida Da Republica

The arc between Avenida da Praia Grande and Rua da Praia do Bom Parto becomes the Avenida Da Republica – the oldest part of Macau. An interesting street to visit, you really get the feeling of being in old Macau, even though the street is in the most modern part of the island. The grand colonial Read More...

  • Location: Southern end of Macau Island, near Nam Van Lake
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Casa Garden

Casa Garden is now a home of the head office of the Orient Foundation, an organization to promote Portuguese culture worldwide. Situated on Praca de Luis de Camoes, the park once was the villa of the merchant Manuel Pereira. It was also the residence for the director of the English East India Company in Macau and Read More...

  • Location: Inner Harbour, in Camoes Garden
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Cemetery of St. Michael

Known as the largest Catholic cemetery in Macau, the Cemetery of St Michael was established by the East British India Company due to the lack of burial sites for Protestants in Macau. Situated near the entrance is a colourful chapel, built in 1875. This small chapel features beautiful stained glass windows with simple but exquisite decoration within Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 - 18:00
  • Location: Downtown Macau, opposite Casa Garden on Estrada do Cemiterio
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Chapel of St Francis Xavier

The highlight in Coloane Village is the waterfront Chapel of St Francis Xavier, located on the opposite end of Eduardo Marques Square. This mustard-coloured chapel was built in 1928 to honour St Francis Xavier, a missionary to Japan who died in 1552 on Sanchuan Island, 50 miles from Macau. The chapel contains some of the most Read More...

  • Location: Coloane Island
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Church of St. Anthony

The Church of St Anthony is the oldest one in Macau. It was built between 1558 and 1608. The church's façade contrasts strikingly with the rich and warm neo-classic interior. The church endured serious fires three times in its history and the present architecture is from the last remodeling in 1930. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: daily from 07:30 until 17:30
  • Location: Macau Inner Harbour, opposite the Casa Garden
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Coloane Village

Although recent tourism has boosted Coloane Village's local economy, it is still sustained mostly by its fishing revenue. A stroll along the narrow lanes flanked by temples and colourful shops is a joy. Visitors can simply start from the village centre, Eduardo Marqsues Square. Directly on the east of the square is the Coloane Market, offering Read More...

  • Location: Coloane Island
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Fire Service Museum

Built to pay tribute to the volunteers who risk their lives to save others, the Fire Service Museum is located at the Headquarters of the Macau Fire Service. This gorgeous European-style building displays over 700 fire-fighting relics from the 1940s until present, including: British fire trucks, a manual pump, traditional Chinese hoses and nozzles, old-style fire Read More...

  • Opening Hours: daily from 10:00 until 18:00
  • Location: Downtown Macau, on Estrada de Coelho do Amaral
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Four Faced Buddha Shrine

An awe-inspiring sight, situated northeast of the Macau Jockey Club, the grandiose Four Faced is surrounded by four stone leaf elephants adorned with traditional Thai style bouquets and painted with gold leaf. Each of the four faces represents an element of the earth, directed in four directions. He holds in his hands the Vedas (ancient book Read More...

  • Location: Taipa Island, northeast of the Macau Jockey Club
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Grand Prix Museum

This is a definite must for all car enthusiasts. Starting off in 1953 the annual Macau Grand Prix includes a number of automobile and motorbike races and takes place in November. The Museum pays tribute to individuals who contributed extensively to the success of the Grand Prix. A great opportunity to admire a collection of magnificent Read More...

  • Location: Macau Outer Harbour
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Handover Gifts Museum of Macau

This museum features an in-depth look into the colonization of Macau and the eventual handover that took place in 1999 after 400 years under Portuguese rule. The long relationship between the two is held in high regard by the Macanese. The handover gifts exhibition gallery basically showcases gifts that were presented by the State Council of Read More...

  • Location: Macau Outer Harbour
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Holy House of Mercy

Holding claim to being the oldest social institution in Macau, the house was established in 1569 by Macau’s first Bishop whose skull remains inside. Serving as a refuge for orphans and prostitutes during the 18th century, the two roomed Museum features religious artifacts and interestingly a portrait of Martha Merop a former orphan who went on Read More...

  • Location: Downtown Macau
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Kun Iam Statue and Ecumenical Centre

Situated on a man-made island that is linked to the Sun Yat-sen, the 20 metre-high bronze statue of the goddess of Mercy and dome-shaped lotus with sixteen petals stands on a seven-metre high pedestal. The Kun Iam Ecumenical Center in Macau (housed within the dome-shaped lotus) comprises two levels. Read More...

  • Location: Macau Outer Harbour
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Kun Iam Temple

Built in the 1400’s to honour the goddess of mercy, Kun Iam Temple is the oldest one in Macau. It has three main halls including the Hall of Sakyamuni, the Longevity Hall, and Kum Iam Hall. Each contains fairly rich decoration and an impressive collection of wall paintings, pictures, and scrolls. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: daily from 10:00 until 18:00
  • Location: Macau Outer Harbour, on Avenida do Coronel Mesquita
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Largo do Senado

The heart of Macau is enclosed by the buildings of the Leal Senado that stand tall as a reminder of the islands Portuguese heritage. A UNESCO world heritage sight, the eye catching tiles that form as swirling waves unveil a distinct charm, accumulating around the central fountain where from every angle colonial architecture surrounds. This is a Read More...

  • Location: Downtown Macau
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Leal Senado

Meaning Loyal Senate in Portuguese Leal Senado is situated at the end of Senado Square and was the seat of Macau’s government during its colonisation. It became a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sight Historic Centre in 2005, after being erected in 1784 the building marks a fusion of eastern and western values. Read More...

  • Location: Downtown Macau
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Lin Fung Temple

Lin Fung Temple is one of the most visited temples in Macau. The temple was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) as a Taoist temple but is now dedicated to Kun Iam. Lin Fung temple comprises of a cluster of palaces. The first is the Tianhou Palace which is the central complex, followed by Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:30
  • Location: Macau Inner Harbour, Avenida do Almirate Lacerda
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Lou Kau Mansion

Built in 1889, this traditional Cantonese style mansion belonged to Lou Wa Sio and is an interesting fusion of eastern and western architecture, still retaining its complex brick work the mansion has been well maintained and surprisingly does not feature a kitchen. Read More...

  • Location: Downtown Macau
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Macau Art Museum

Illustrating the cultural and artistic side of Macau, the museum is spread out over five floors. Much of the work contemplates the fusion between eastern and western art. Set within the Macau Cultural Centre, the museum is vast and filled with permanent exhibitions that consist of Chinese calligraphy and paintings, seals, ceramics, copperware, western paintings, contemporary Read More...

  • Location: Macau Outer Harbour
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Macau Casinos

Macau (also known as Macao) has long been Asia’s gaming capital. In the past the casinos were all owned by billionaire Stanley Ho but in 2002 a new era of Macau began. The Chinese government stepped in and halted the monopoly and has since opened its doors to many new investors including foreigners who brought billion-dollar Read More...

Macau Catholic Cathedral

Originally a small wooden structure that was first built in 1576; local Catholic parishioners rebuilt the church after gathering significant donations for it only to be destroyed 24 years later in a typhoon. Rebuilt in 1937 in concrete, the building stands proud in Cathedral Square – often referred to as an open air living room for Read More...

  • Location: Downtown Macau
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Macau Cultural Centre

This 100-million dollar centre is where the vast majority of Macanese high-brow culture happens; home to the excellent Art Museum it is also the place to see world-class opera and other cultural performances. Opened in 1999 with the intention of increasing cultural interchanges and highlighting the territory's interesting history, the centre brings an element of cultural balance Read More...

  • Location: Macau Outer Harbour
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Macau Historic Centre

Macau (sometimes known as Macao) is one of the most unique destinations in Asia with its East-Meets-West architecture and culture which coexists side by side with a modern and lavish lifestyle generated by its casinos and tourist industry. Known by many as the Asia’s gaming capital, Macau is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site with more Read More...

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Macau Wine Museum

Located in a busy area, the Macau Wine Museum is a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the outside. Consisting of barrels, wine racks, presses and the general tools needed to make wine. With over 1,300 bottles of Portuguese wine on display, visitors will be happy to know that a tasting session is included Read More...

  • Location: Macau Outer Harbour
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Maritime Museum

One of the most important of the island's many museums, it tells the story of how Macau has constantly been connected to the sea, which consequently led to its colonization by the Portuguese and its subsequent rich history. The Maritime Museum is just beside the sea and the A-Ma Temple. If you look at the map, Read More...

  • Location: Macau Outer Harbour
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Mount Fortress (Fortaleza do Monte) and Macau Museum

The oldest of all Macau’s Forts, the sprawling view of the island and the surrounding landscape is inherently charming. The 17th century structure is quadrilateral with bastions at each corner and about 100 meters (328 feet) in circumference. Barracks, cisterns and storehouses were the main buildings of the fort. An ancient tower situated here was one of Read More...

  • Location: Downtown Macau
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Museum of Nature & Agriculture

Located in the Seac Pai Van Park, the museum displays traditional farming equipment, dioramas of Coloane's ecosystem, including a detailed catalogue of the wide range of the island's distinct fauna and flora. Built in 1998, the museum provides both written and audio-visual documentation for visitors to learn about the geography, climate, medicinal plants and various facets Read More...

  • Location: Coloane Island
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Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt

Situated behind the ruins of St Paul’s, the museum tells the story of the missions in this region, tourists can view the names of the Japanese and Vietnamese martyrs inscribed on its outer wall. The surrounding serene environment invites tourists on their travels to Macau for a great meditation. A visit to this most spiritual among Read More...

  • Location: Downtown Macau
  • Tel: 5328718718
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Museum of Taipa and Coloane

A less impressive version of the Macau Museum, the museum seeks to educate visitors on the earlier cultural history of Taipa and Coloane. Built on the former sight of the island's one time Municipal Council, considered to have played an important role in the development of the island, the first floor features a collection of dug Read More...

  • Location: Taipa Island
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Ox Warehouse

The Ox Warehouse is one of the most famous art galleries in Macau. The place is home to a group of Macanese artists called 'Old Ladies’ House Art Space'. They regularly exhibit their art creations in different styles, spanning from painting, photography, sculptures, fine art prints, and more. The group also offers workshops and seminars. The Read More...

  • Opening Hours: from 12:00 until 19:00. Closed Tuesdays
  • Location: Macau Inner Harbour, opposite the Lido Cinema, at the meeting point of Avenida do Coronel Mesquita and Avenida do Almirate Lacerda
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Pawnshop Museum

A Traditional Pawnshop Exhibition, this museum seeks to explain how pawnshops were originally run and operated; illustrating the prominence business and trade has played in Chinese civilization, even prior to any western influence. Both locals and tourists can have a glimpse, into the glory days of the pawn business in Macau and see how this helped Read More...

  • Location: Downtown Macau
  • Tel: 5328718718
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Pou Tai Temple

The biggest Buddhist temple complex on the island is frequented as a place of worship by the small percentage of Macanese Buddhists. An ancient structure, the Pou Tai Temple is surrounded by orchid greenhouses and houses three Buddha statues on the inside and is the only temple with a quadrangle pavilion as public place on Taipa. Read More...

  • Location: Taipa Island
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Ruins of St. Paul's

Once the largest Catholic church in the entire of Asia – St Paul’s Church is now a façade of what was originally the Cathedral of St Paul, one of Macau’s most famous landmarks due to its role as a UNESCO World Heritage Sight and its significance as a piece of baroque architecture. Built in the 17th century Read More...

  • Location: Downtown Macau
  • Tel: 5328718718
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Seac Pai Van Park

Along Estrada Seac Pai Van is a 20-hectare park located at the end of Cotai. Exploring for a day around Seac Pai Van Park, one will find a medicinal garden, which is exceptional, sprouting species of plants and trees from around the world. Also, there is a mini zoo and a large lake where you can Read More...

  • Location: Along Estrada Seac Pai Van on Coloane Island
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St. Augustine Church and Square

The Spanish Augustinians built this imposing structure in 1591, this church maintains the tradition of organization of the Easter Procession around the city and resides amongst quaint European architecture. Nearby is the Dom Pedro V Theatre that has been built in a neo classical Grecian style, well worth popping your head through the door to appreciate the Read More...

  • Location: Downtown Macau
  • Tel: 5328718718
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St. Lawrence Church

One of Macau’s oldest churches, this was the site where the families of Portuguese sailors would come and pray for the imminent and safe return of their sons. Built in the 16th century, originally in wood until being reconstructed in the mid 19th century in stone, the church is distinctive for its spectacularly painted ceiling. Read More...

  • Location: Downtown Macau
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Taipa Houses Museum

Situated on Avenida da Praia in Taipa, the Museum consists of three of the five lime-green, waterfront villas that were built by an affluent Macau summer resident in 1921. The remaining two houses are used for special exhibitions and as a reception house. Distinguished from the rest of Macau’s museums with its fairly isolated location, guests Read More...

  • Location: Taipa Island
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Taipa Village

A small and peaceful village where narrow streets, markets and great Macanese food exist. Portuguese-style offices, ancient temples and colonial villas blend effortlessly amongst old-fashioned street lamps, hanging flower baskets and street vendors. Food Street which is also known as the Rua da Cunhna, draws many people over to the south of the island, eager to Read More...

  • Location: Taipa Island
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