HIT EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE HIGHLIGHTS

MACAO

  • Discover Catholic relics
  • Have your pick of delicious lunch spots
  • Sneak off to a secret inner courtyard garden




Forget baccarat, architecture lovers are the ones who hit the jackpot in Macao. Take a self-guided tour starting at Largo de São Domingos square and St. Dominic's Church, a cream and yellow Baroque beauty built in 1587 by Spanish Dominican priests. Be sure to check out the bell tower around the back, and its small, macabre Museum of Sacred Art with roughly 300 Catholic artifacts (think: bleeding saints, dismembered statues). Next, it’s an easy stroll to the Largo do Senado to make a hard decision about lunch. Will it be Cantonese noodles at Wong Chi Kei? The springy wonton noodles and silken congee are rightfully famous. Or, traditional Macanese fare instead? If the latter, follow the grand staircase behind the neoclassical Central Post Office to Escada, a Macanese restaurant with a stately European exterior. Try their rissois de camarão (shrimp pies) and peppery African chicken. Lose the crowds in the iconic square and slip off like a local to the stately Leal Senado built in 1784 as Macao’s first (and current) city hall. Escape the heat in the serene inner courtyard garden or the handsome library styled after the 18th-century library at the Mafra National Palace in Portugal.
















Largo de Sao Domingos is a 20-minute cab ride from the hotel.

​​LARGO DE SAO DOMINGOS: Avenida da São Domingos and Largo de São Domingos; macauheritage.net​​​​

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ST. DOMINIC’S CHURCH: Avenida da São Domingos & Largo de São Domingos; +853-2836-7706; en.macautourism.gov.mo​​

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MUSEUM OF SACRED ART: Rua de D. Belchior Carneiro; +853-2835-7911; macaumuseum.gov.mo​​

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WONG CHI KEI: 17 Largo do Senado; +853-2857-4310; wongchikei.com.hk

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ESCADA: 8 Rua da Sé, Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro; +853-2828-9229​​

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LEAL SENADO: 163 Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro; +853-2857-2233; www.macau.com





HIT EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE HIGHLIGHTS

HIT EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE HIGHLIGHTS

MACAO

  • Discover Catholic relics
  • Have your pick of delicious lunch spots
  • Sneak off to a secret inner courtyard garden




Forget baccarat, architecture lovers are the ones who hit the jackpot in Macao. Take a self-guided tour starting at Largo de São Domingos square and St. Dominic's Church, a cream and yellow Baroque beauty built in 1587 by Spanish Dominican priests. Be sure to check out the bell tower around the back, and its small, macabre Museum of Sacred Art with roughly 300 Catholic artifacts (think: bleeding saints, dismembered statues). Next, it’s an easy stroll to the Largo do Senado to make a hard decision about lunch. Will it be Cantonese noodles at Wong Chi Kei? The springy wonton noodles and silken congee are rightfully famous. Or, traditional Macanese fare instead? If the latter, follow the grand staircase behind the neoclassical Central Post Office to Escada, a Macanese restaurant with a stately European exterior. Try their rissois de camarão (shrimp pies) and peppery African chicken. Lose the crowds in the iconic square and slip off like a local to the stately Leal Senado built in 1784 as Macao’s first (and current) city hall. Escape the heat in the serene inner courtyard garden or the handsome library styled after the 18th-century library at the Mafra National Palace in Portugal.
















Largo de Sao Domingos is a 20-minute cab ride from the hotel.

​​LARGO DE SAO DOMINGOS: Avenida da São Domingos and Largo de São Domingos; macauheritage.net​​​​

​​
ST. DOMINIC’S CHURCH: Avenida da São Domingos & Largo de São Domingos; +853-2836-7706; en.macautourism.gov.mo​​

​​
MUSEUM OF SACRED ART: Rua de D. Belchior Carneiro; +853-2835-7911; macaumuseum.gov.mo​​

​​
WONG CHI KEI: 17 Largo do Senado; +853-2857-4310; wongchikei.com.hk

​​
ESCADA: 8 Rua da Sé, Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro; +853-2828-9229​​

​​
LEAL SENADO: 163 Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro; +853-2857-2233; www.macau.com