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Macau Tower

Soaring 338m above ground, housing world-class MICE, entertainment, leisure, shopping facilities and unmatched panoramic view of the Macau under one roof, Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre (Macau Tower) is the city’s main landmark in 2001. High-speed panorama elevators take visitors up to the height of 233m, where they can enjoy spectacular views of the thrilling Macau and surrounding regions at the Tower’s Outdoor Observation Deck, as far as China’s Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong on clear days.

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Ruins of St. Paul's

The Ruins of St. Paul’s refer to the facade of what was originally the Church of Mater Dei built in 1602-1640, destroyed by fire in 1835, and the ruins of St. Paul’s College, which stood adjacent to the Church. As a whole, the old Church of Mater Dei, St. Paul’s College and Mount Fortress were all Jesuit constructions and formed what can be perceived as the Macao’s “acropolis”. Close by, the archaeological remains of the old College of St. Paul stand witness to what was the first western-style university in the Far East, with an elaborate academic programme. Nowadays, the facade of the Ruins of St. Paul’s functions symbolically as an altar to the city.

Address: Company of Jesus Square
Opening hours: Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (except Tuesday afternoon), no admission after 5:30 p.m. (Tuesdays: closed after 2 p.m. Open as usual on public holidays). Ruins of St Paul’s: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., no admission after 5:30 p.m.

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Leal Senado' Building

Originally built in 1784, this was Macao’s first municipal chamber, a function it maintains to the present. The name “Leal Senado” (“Loyal Senate”) derives from the title “City of Our Name of God Macao, There is None More Loyal” which was bestowed by Portuguese King Dom John IV in 1654. The “Leal Senado” Building is neo-classical in design and has retained all its original master walls and primary layout, including the courtyard garden in the back. Inside the building on the first floor there is a ceremonial meeting room that opens onto an elaborate carved library styled after the library of Mafra Convent in Portugal, and a small chapel.

Address: No. 163 Av. Almeida Ribeiro (San Ma Lo)
Opening hours: Gallery: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (closed on Mondays, open on public holidays), Garden: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Bus routes nearby: 3, 3X, 4, 6A, 8A, 18A, 19, 26A, 33, N1A

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Senado Square

Senado Square has been Macao’s urban centre for centuries, and is still the most popular venue for public events and celebrations today. Located close to the former Senate building, Sam Kai Vui Kun ( Kuan Tai Temple ) is also a reminder of the active participation of the local Chinese community in general civic affairs, providing a clear example of the multicultural dimension of the Macao community. The square is surrounded by pastel coloured neo-classical buildings, creating a consistent and harmonious Mediterranean atmosphere.

Address: Senado Square

Bus routes nearby: 3, 3X, 4, 6A, 8A, 18A, 19, 26A, 33, N1A

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St. Dominic's Church

Founded in 1587 by three Spanish Dominican priests who originally came from Acapulco in Mexico, this church is also connected to the Brotherhood of Our Lady of the Rosary. It was here that the first Portuguese newspaper was published on Chinese soil, A Abelha da China (“The China Bee”), on 12th September 1822. The bell tower, at the back of the building, has been modified into a small Museum of Sacred Art, now exhibiting a collection of around 300 artifacts.

Address: St. Dominic’s Square
Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Bus routes nearby: 3, 3X, 4, 6A, 8A, 18A, 19, 26A, 33, N1A

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Mount Fortress

Built in conjunction with the Jesuits from 1617 to 1626, this was the city’s principal military defence structure. The fortress was equipped with cannons, military barracks, wells and an arsenal that held sufficient ammunition and supplies to endure a siege lasting up to two years. The fortress covers an area of 10,000 square metres, in the shape of a trapezoid. The four corners of the fortress protrude to form bulwarks.

Opening hours:
Fortress and garden: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Macao Museum: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., last admission until 5:30 p.m. (Closed on Mondays, open on public holidays)

Bus routes nearby: 3, 3X, 4, 6A, 8A, 18A, 19, 26A, 33, N1A

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Macao Museum

The Macao Museum is a historical and cultural museum with a vast number of objects of great historical value, which demonstrates the way of life and cultures of the various communities which have been inhabited the city for ages. The museum was opened on 18th April 1998, consisting of two underground levels and a third one above the fortress’ top platform where the old Meteorological Services is housed. The architectural character and special configuration of the architecture has been retained and preserved.

Address: 112 Praceta do Museu de Macau (Mount Fortress)
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last admission until 5:30 p.m.). Closed on Mondays.
Admission: MOP15, MOP8 for Children under 11, students and seniors of 60 or above. Free admission for Children under 5 and school visits. Free entry to the public on the 15th of each month.

Bus routes nearby: 3, 3X, 4, 6A, 8A, 18A, 19, 26A, 33, N1A

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