Macau, merely an hour from Hong Kong, is known for more than just gambling. This city has a long-standing history, rich culture and tradition, delicious street food, and remarkable attractions. Here are a few must-do things in Macau.
Take a Stroll at the Senado Square
Senado Square is probably Macau’s most renowned. This town square is filled with gorgeous pastel-colored buildings and mosaic tiled floors. It’s a perfect place to just idly wander around, sit and relax in a cafe.
Indulge Yourself in Portuguese Tarts
Inspired by the Portuguese pastel de nata, these tarts have a flaky shell on the outside, creamy golden egg custard on the inside and crispy golden-brown crème brulee tops. These are best consumed when piping hot.
Visit the Ruins of St. Paul's
It is perhaps Macau’s most recognized historical place. The Cathedral of St. Paul was once the best church in Macau. It was constructed in the 16th century but was burned down in 1835 and what remains now is the iconic stone facade and the front stairway.
Go Casino Hopping
There is no shortage of casinos in this city. Sometimes referred to as the "Las Vegas of the East”, Macau has some of the most beautiful casinos in the world. You can try your luck at the slot machine if you are so inclined or just wander around the casinos.
Visit the Grand Lisboa Hotel
One of the oldest and most long standing hotels in Macau, this iconic building is 856 feet tall with a glass dome which offers excellent views of the city.
Go Bungee Jumping
If you are an adrenaline junkie, the Macau Tower has the world’s highest bungee jump. You can jump from more than 200 m above the ground, if you are up for the challenge or you could just take a walk on one of the highest floor of this 338m, dizzyingly tall building.
Modelled after the city of Venice, it's a gigantic shopping center with cobbled stone “streets”, Renaissance style buildings and a ceiling that looks like the afternoon sky. This place is made to look so realistic that it has a canal with flowing water, gondola rides and everything!
Explore the Taipa Village
Before all the high-end casinos and hotels, Macau had narrow alleys and colorful Colonial style buildings.
Taipa village is one of the two traditional villages in the city. You can enjoy a nice quite stroll around the village or visit the cozy bakeries and shops.