Downtown Macau Shopping
Where to Shop and What to Buy in Downtown Macau
Downtown Macau offers markets, malls and modern shops making it the premier shopping site on the island. For the more adventurous consumer the mercadores (markets) are great for picking up fresh produce, handicrafts and delicate ornaments. This is also the area to delve into the fascinating world of antiques and while exploring the back lanes of the city you will be sure to come across some hidden treasures that will act as a welcome reminder of your time spent in Macau.
Largo do Senado Square is the best place to find mainstream brands such as NINE WEST and G2000 at a cheaper price. The cluster of stalls surrounding the area specialise in selling Cantonese street delicacies and oriental goods and the main shopping district conveniently promises an insight into the old Macanese lifestyle.
All Shopping Places in Downtown Macau
Senado Square is situated in the central downtown area on the northern side of Av. Almeida Ribeiro (New Road) and is the centrepiece of old Macau. Here an abundance of shops, high-end boutiques and food stalls line the streets. Renowned for its cheap clothing, this area is where the main bustle of Macau happens. North from here is the Rua S. Domingo where clothes, shoes and cosmetic shops are plentiful. Reminiscent of the Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, here brand-label clothes shops sell the latest fashion creations.
Further east to Rua S. Domingo’s is Rua Pedro Nolasco da Silva and here there is more opportunity to pick up the latest catwalk imitations, bags and sportswear. The largest shopping centre in the area has three floors with a great selection of men's and women's clothes, jewelry and fashion accessories. Take a left turn just before reaching the Rua Pedro Nolasco da Silva and you will find a short street called Rua da Palha. This street has a number of shops selling glassware as well as an artwork shop selling all manner of delicate porcelain water lily ornaments – the municipal flower of Macau.