▋1. Ruins of St Paul
Traveling Macau without visiting the Ruins of St Paul literally means not visiting Macau attractions at all. It is one of the most visited Macau attraction. Originally built in 17th century, it was destroyed by fire in 1835 & what remains till today is the facade of the Church & St Paul’s college.
2. Senado Square
Senado Square has been Macau’s urban centre for centuries & still a popular venue for celebrations. It is paved with a wave-patterned mosaic colored stones created by the Portuguese.
3. Venetian Macau
Venetian Macau the world largest casino, is one of Asia’s most exciting entertainment destination, and nowhere else in Asia will you find such a rare combination of facilities, attractions and amenities.
All 3,000 of its room are suites, each with more than 70 sqm of space and lavish Italian marble bathrooms take luxury to a new level.
Experience shopping with over 350 international shops, be dazzled by the street performers, or take a ride on an authentic Venetian gondola, all at the resort.
4. A Ma Temple
Macau’s name is derived from A-Ma-Gau or Place of A-Ma and this temple dedicated to the seafarers’ goddess dates from the early 16th century.
According to legend, A-Ma, a poor girl looking for passage to Canton, was refused by the wealthy junk owners but a lowly fisherman took her on board. A storm blew up and wrecked all but the boat carrying the girl.
On arrival in Macau she vanished, to reappear as a goddess, on the spot where the fishermen built her temple.
5. Macau Fisherman’s Wharf
Macau Fisherman’s Wharf is a 111,500m² park and the first-ever cultural, themed and creative attraction in the tourism industry of Macau.
Centrally located in the outer harbour and it is not purely a theme park, but also combines dining, shopping, entertainment, accommodation, convention and exhibition facilities in one single location which takes just a 5-minute walk from the Macau-HK Ferry Terminal and Heliport.
6. Macau Tower
Soaring 338 meters above the city, the Macau Tower is the 10th highest freestanding tower in the world and the 8th tallest in Asia.
At the Outdoor Observation Deck the Tower dominates the skyline and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Macau cityscape, China, the Pearl River and even some islands of Hong Kong on a clear day.
There is also a Revolving Tower Restaurant seating 250 persons which takes 60 minutes to make one revolution.
7. Kun Iam Statue
This statue is dedicated to Goddess of Mercy. It is 20 meters tall and made of special bronze. The dome shape base like a lotus flower, is an ecumenical centre where information is available on Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
8. Wine & Grand Prix Museum
Situated just side by side, Macau Wine & Grand Prix Museum is one of the interesting places to visit in Macau.
The Wine Museum is the only one of its kind in Asia. One of the main targets of Wine Museum is to bring the visitor into contact with the social, economical and cultural importance of the wine in the Portuguese tradition, daily life and celebration rituals.
The visitor can even taste different types of wine (wine tasting – “Prova de vinhos”), a unique experience for only a small price.
The Grand Prix Museum in Macau contains exhibits that are related to Grand Prix worldwide including photos, videos, illustrated articles, cups, records of champions and some commemorative items.
It was built in 1933 in memory of the 40th anniversary of Grand Prix Racing in Macau and is located in the Tourism Activities Center on Rua Luis Gonzaga Gomes.
Special Note : Wine Museum is closed on Tuesday.
9. St Lawrence Church
This is probably the richest & most beautiful church in Macau, not only of its decorations but also because of the objects displayed in the church.
Originally it was built by wood in 16th century, renovated to the existing one from the 19th century.
Macau Greyhound Racing takes place at the Canidrome on Avenida General Castelo Branco. These races are held on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and weekends starting from 7:45 p.m. and there are 16 games on every racing evenings.
Admission is MOP$10 (usable for betting) for the public stand. Boxes are MOP$80 (Monday to Thursday) and MOP$120 (Friday to Sunday and Public Holidays) with a minimum charge of MOP$30 per person.
Bar, snack-bars and restaurant facilities are available.
11. Guia Fortress
Guia Fortress was initially designed to defend Macau from attacks from the sea, but because of its position overlooking the entire city, its chief value has been as an observation post.
The lighthouse stands at 91 meters tall, and has a light visible for some 20 miles in clear weather conditions. The Guia Fortress was a restricted military area until 1976 when it opened as a major tourist attraction.
12. City of Dreams
City of Dreams is a unique integrated resort combining electrifying entertainment, an amazing array of accommodation, regional and international dining, as well as designer brand shopping.
With The Bubble, a spectacular multi-media attraction and The Boulevard, a chic lifestyle precinct encompassing entertainment, restaurants and shopping boutiques, City of Dreams is the must-experience destination in Macau.
13. Dom Pedro V Theatre
Dom Pedro V Theatre is situated at Largo de Santo Agostinho, is one of the first western-style theatres in China. The theatre is an important landmark in the region and remains a venue for important public events and celebrations today.
The theatre is neo-classical in design, incorporating a portico front on a rectilinear plan.
14. Macau Museum
Macau Museum was inaugurated in 1998. Its aim is to preserve the cultural traditions, usages and habits, which specifically belong to Macau, in a place where East, and West have so peculiarly learned how to meet and to live side by side along the centuries.
15. Camoes Garden
Camoes Garden and Grotto, is Macau’s largest park & one of the oldest parks. After the British moved out in 1835, it was bought over by a Portuguese merchant, who later built his resident house there.
The merchant adored raising doves and his hundreds of doves always hovered near the garden, forming a marvelous scene famous near and far.
After the death of the merchant, the garden was donated to the government and later opened to public as a memorial garden dedicated to Louis de Camoes, a famous Portuguese poet who lived four hundred years ago. Hence the name Luis de Camoes Garden.
It is a popular spot for locals to do their morning exercises, to play chess, to walk their caged birds or to meet with friends.