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Historic Centre of Macau, Macau

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Journey through the diverse and dynamic history of the region in Historic Centre of Macau, a collection of over 20 cultural and historical sites. Stroll down the main historic street and visit the numerous old buildings, displaying colonial Portuguese and Chinese architectural styles in varying contrasts and combinations. Town squares, churches, and temples offer showcase routes into the colonial era in Macau, with each site offering a wealth of information on panels and signs. There are a range of historical tour options available. Added to the World Heritage List in 2005, the area stands as a testament to the co-existence and appropriation of two distinct cultural, architectural, aesthetic, and technological influences. The site represents one of the earliest and best-maintained examples of the meeting of China and the West. Use our Macau trip itinerary builder app to add Historic Centre of Macau and other attractions to your Macau vacation plans.
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  • This is refering to the older part of Macau in the main area with all the historic buildings. This is very compact and good for photos with the obligatory eating stops. You can't avoid this if you... 
    This is refering to the older part of Macau in the main area with all the historic buildings. This is very compact and good for photos with the obligatory eating stops. You can't avoid this if you...  more »
  • Winding streets and colonial architecture make for a stimulating heritage adventure - with plenty of cafes etc to take a break 
    Winding streets and colonial architecture make for a stimulating heritage adventure - with plenty of cafes etc to take a break  more »
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  • An interesting inclusion in the Macau World Heritage collection is the small remaining segment of the Old City Wall, found at the back of the Ruins of St. Paul, next to the small Na Tcha Temple. This wall fragment reaches back to the mid 16th century when it would have formed a protective fortification for the Portuguese settlement at that time. As such, while not being much to see these days, it forms an important bridge to the distant colonial past of early Portuguese Macau. An interesting thing to see at the Old City Wall is the small exhibition room that is now located within the wall. This room is a showcase for the Na Tcha Temple and provides some context into the folklore God of War called Na Tcha who is something of a unique idol here in Macau. Overall, the Old City Wall is a quick stop only and will be most interesting to those who want to learn and discover more about Macau's oldest Portuguese presence in Macau. You can visit comfortably in just a few minutes before moving on to other sightseeing interests in this part of the city.
  • It may just be a wall, but it's a great looking wall, and it's quiet and there is shade and places to sit.

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