20 places to visit in Macao; Christina Pfeiffer; Travel2Next

China – Historic Centre of Macao

Macao is a mysterious melding of east and west, a fusion of ancient architecture and high-tech pizazz. It’s a city that has grown explosively into a futuristic entertainment centre while continuing to preserve rich Chinese and Portuguese culture and traditions in its beautiful temples, churches, museums and festivals. Here’s our bucket list of 20 places to visit in Macao.

In the 16th century, Portuguese traders came to Macau seeking the fabled land Marco Polo had called Cathay. They discovered Macau and the colony prospered. The Portuguese were followed by Jesuit missionaries who turned Macau into Asia’s religious hub.

Those golden years left a legacy of historic places of interest in Macau, such as buildings, plazas and churches. The street names give away Macau’s heritage. Drive along the tree-lined Rua da Praia Grande or stroll down the broad Avenida Almeida Ribeiro and you’ll spot a blend of Chinese and Mediterranean architecture.

PLACES TO VISIT IN MACAU IN ONE DAY

1- RUINS OF ST PAUL’S

You’ve seen it in photos and brochures.

Source: 20 places to visit in Macao

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