Macau is one of the most enchanting places to visit due to its multicultural heritage background. The city is infused with Portuguese architecture and traditional Chinese architecture making it one of the best cities to experience East Meets West. Here is a rundown of some of the top 10 hottest attractions to visit whilst touring Macau!
1. Macau Tower
The Macau Tower has been the symbolism of Macau since 2001 and stands at a staggering 338 meters. Here you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Macau and enjoy shopping and some of the leisure facilities tower also has world class conference facilities. On clear days visitors can see views of Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta and the surrounding regions. For adrenaline junkies there is a bungee jump from the top of the tower that will see you jump 338 meters down! Also be sure to try the delights at Singing Bean Coffee!
2. Ruins of St. Paul’s
The Ruins of St. Paul’s is arguably the most representative landmark of Macau and is one of the landmarks to be enlisted on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. St. Paul’s was originally a cathedral constructed in the 16th century and due to a series of unfortunate events the cathedral had been burnt down several times and reconstructed but after the third fire in 1835 it was never rebuilt. There is also a museum built at the bottom of the cathedral known as The Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt that is filled with religious artifacts. Entry to the museum is free between 9.00am-6.00pm.
3. Macau Museum of Art
Macau’s Museum of Art integrates traditional Oriental arts and themes with the prim Western arts aesthetics. There are a collection of paintings, calligraphy, jewelry, ceramics and photos that are all related to Macau’s cultural background and history. The museum is separated into 5 exhibition rooms and two exhibition areas that are spread across the 5 storey museum.
4. Ventian Macau
The Venetian Macau is one of the most luxurious hotel and casino resorts it is also the largest casino in the world. One of the must try experiences at the Venetian has to be the Gondola rides where genuine Italian gondoliers serenade you during your romantic moment! Venetian is also the place for shopaholics, here you can find the biggest designer brands and the largest range of goods all under the one roof so you can literally shop till you drop!
5. St Lawrence Church
St. Lawrence Church is one of the three oldest churches in Macau. The church was originally constructed of wood in 1569, by 1618 the church was reconstructed using clay and in 1846 the church was completed in stone. The church is located on the southern coast and was once the place for family of Portuguese sailors to pray for their safe return. The church has beautiful stained glass windows and a wonderfully decorated and architected interior.
6. Wine Museum
Macau has a history of importing wines from Portugal as a former colony of the country. Therefore, wine tasting and learning about the wine culture in Macau should be one of the things on the top of your list to do. The museum traces the origins of wine making and Portuguese wine culture through photographs, clothing, mosaics and the storing of Portuguese wines. The museum houses a range of wines from different regions of Portugal and China and there are some wines dating back to 1815.