Macau Sightseeing

Macau’s unique mix of Portuguese architecture and Old World charm blend magically with Chinese traditions to form a meetings destination like no other. The UNESCO-listed Heritage Sites are testament to Macau’s rich cultural diversity and stand side-by-side with the glitz and glamour of new Macau. No matter whether you travel by land, sea or air, Macau is within easy reach with direct flights from major cities in Asia and visa-free entry from over 75 countries.

In over four centuries Macau has not only inspired architecture of different traditions, it has preserved and maintained an extraordinary number of its buildings. Therefore, within a short distance, you could easily find the Chinese temples and also the Western churches.

Macau World Heritage
Comprising over 20 ancient monuments and urban squares interwoven in the heart of the city, the historic district is collectively known as "The Historic Centre of Macau" and inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2005. It stands today as a living testimony to the integration and co-existence of eastern and western cultures over a unique chapter in history. Leisurely explore the Historic Centre of Macau – you will discover various magnificent heritages and unveil their wonderful stories!

Here are some of famous landmarks in Macau.

A-Ma Temple
The name Macau is always thought to be derived from the name of A-Ma Temple. A-Ma Temple is one of the oldest and most well-known temples in Macau, which has been dedicated to the goddess of fishermen, Matsu. It is now with UNESCO World Heritage status.



Ruins of St Pauls
The Ruins of St. Paul's was originally the Church of Mater Dei. It was destroyed by fire in 1835. The stunning façade is now the most iconic landmark of Macau with UNESCO World Heritage status.



Senado Square
Senado Square has been Macau'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 Macau community. The square is surrounded by pastel coloured neo-classical buildings, creating a consistent and harmonious Mediterranean atmosphere.

Guia Fortress
The fortress was built between 1622 and 1638. Inside the fortress stands Guia Chapel, originally established by Clarist nuns, who resided at the site before establishing the Convent of St. Clare. The chapel's elaborate frescoes depict representations of both western and Chinese themes, displaying motifs of religious and mythological inspiration that are a perfect example of Macau's multicultural dimension. Guia Lighthouse, dating from 1865, which also stands within the perimeter, is the first modern lighthouse on the Chinese coast. Guia Fortress, along with the chapel and lighthouse are symbols of Macau's maritime, military and missionary past.



The House of Magic
The House of Magic, offers guests an incredible live magical experience showcasing the world’s greatest magicians. Designed, curated and hosted by acclaimed illusionist, Franz Harary, The House of Magic features an array of mind-bending shows including Harary’s award winning spectacular, Mega Magic. This amazing mystical journey all takes place in the new Asia capital of magic and illusion arts.
For more information, please visit: http://www.studiocity-macau.com/en/entertainment/detail/the-house-of-magic


Monkeyking @ Sands Cotai
Monkey King – a Mythical Theatre Show, was created based on the Chinese classic literary work “Journey to the West,” combining modern stage design and performance with multimedia technology to build a novel and magical work of performance art. Made faithfully in accordance with the original work of literature, Monkey King is a work transmitting Chinese culture, oriental wisdom and positive energy to global audiences; meanwhile, it will provide entertainment to audiences in the global commercial show market as a landmark production.
For more information, please visit: http://www.monkeyking.cn/html/en/#





Tower Adventure
The AJ Hackett Macau Tower Bungy Jump is 233m / 764ft high, making this jump a Guinness World Record for the Highest Commercial Bungy Jump in the world. Realize your dreams and conquer your fears!






The House Of Dancing Water
A Show like no other on earth. The world’s largest water extravaganza – The House of Dancing Water. This breathtaking show is staged in the purpose-built Dancing Water Theater which features approximately 2,000 seats and is designed by world renowned Sandi Pei of Pei Partnership.




Macau is a place where you can purchase almost anything, and have a wonderful time doing it. Luxury items are cheaper here than in other cities in the region. Jewellery (particularly 24-carat gold), cameras, porcelain, electronic items, mobile phones, watches, cashmere sweaters and silk clothing are available at very reasonable prices.

It is also a great treasure trove for Chinese antiques and collectibles. You can find here ancient coins, 19th century stocks and shares, stamps and other printed material (Rua das Estalagens and Rua da Tercena); boxes of tea (Rua Cinco de Outubro) and coffee from around the world (Estrada do Cemiterio and Avenida do Coronel Mesquita); traditional shops where tea is displayed in wooden drawers and glass goblets; and countless old Chinese Pharmacies packed with traditional medicines (Rua de S.Paulo and Rua de Pedro Nolasco da Silva). These are just a few examples to illustrate how adventurous and fascinating shopping in Macau can be. Now it's up to you to explore.

Shoppes at Venetian
Complete with serenading gondoliers and colourful Streetmosphere performers, Shoppes at Venetian is a luxurious 100,000 sq.m indoor mall with more than 300 duty-free stores under a night-less blue sky. Together with 160 luxury boutiques at Shoppes at Four Seasons, there’s literally something for everyone. From haute couture, fine jewellery and cosmetics to electronic gadgets, watches and confectionery, you’ll discover everything your heart desires.


Macau is a place famous for excellent restaurants, unique cuisine and mellow bars. It provides a wide variety of good restaurants with various cuisines: Chinese, Macanese, Portuguese, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Western, Indian, and many more. The distinctive Macanese cuisine blends traditional Cantonese and Portuguese cooking with the bold, hot spices and flavorings of Africa, Brazil and India.

Wines are also a premium item available in Macau, and most of the restaurants offer quality Portuguese table wines at outstandingly good prices. France, Italy, Australian, Chile and USA are also commonly available origins for the exquisite wine lover to choose from.

Other Attractions

Even after you’ve seen Macau’s many UNESCO-listed heritage sites, the city still has plenty of attractions to offer, some traditional and some brand-new. Adventure, fun, encounters with culture and religion, contact with nature and wildlife – plus an unrivalled opportunity to experience other cultures and communities at every turn – mean there need never be a dull moment in exciting Macau. Explore and enjoy!