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Sands Casino Macau

If you arrive in Macau by ferry from Hong Kong – the impressive bright red Sands Casino sign, logo and hotel tower are probably the first things that catch your eye as you pull into the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal (at least if it’s dark as you approach).

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Section of the Old City Walls

The Section of the Old City Walls are the remains of a wall that surrounded the city of Macau in the 16th and 17th centuries when it first became a colony of Portugal.

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Lou Kau Mansion

The Lou Kau Mansion (Case de Lou Kau 盧家大屋) is the former residence of a prominent local merchant who lived in Macau at the end of the 19th Century.

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Portuguese Military Club

Clube Militar de Macau

The Portuguese Military Club was, as the name suggests, originally a club for military officers. The Portuguese neo classical building it was housed in dates from the 19th century. Originally designed by the Baron of Cercal to provide social facilities and entertainment to Portuguese officers. With balconies, louvred windows and a mix of european and chinese decorations, it was re-opened as a restaurant in 1995.

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New Yaohan Store


New Yaohan Store is the main department store in Macau – contains a wealth of items from cosmetics to electrical appliances to food.

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Na Tcha Temple

Na Tcha Temple (Templo Na Tcha, 大三巴哪吒廟) was built in 1888, this is a Chinese folk religion temple dedicated to the worship of the deity Na Tcha.

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St. Dominic’s Church

St. Dominic’s Church (Igreja de São Domingos, 玫瑰堂) was established in 1587 by 3 Spanish Dominican priests who arrived in Macau from Acapulco, Mexico, this church has been the scene of several violent incidents.

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Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady

The Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady (Igreja da Sé, 澳門主教座堂is the current cathedral of the Diocese of Macau.

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Happiness Street

Walk up the Calcada do Tronco Velho from end Square, if you turn right – you will see Happiness Street (Rua da Felicidade). A pretty little street which was in the past the centre of Macau’s nightlife. Today, the facades of the traditional China Coast buildings have been restored, with many small shops and cafes.

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Macao Museum

Macao Museum (Museu de Macau, 澳門博物館details the history of Macau and is built on the site where the former Meteorological Service was located.

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