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Attractions in Macau

Macau Museum of Art

Macau

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The Macau Museum of Art is the only art museum in Macau and provides the largest space dedicated to visual arts.

There are 5 floors in the Museum with seven different exhibition galleries. The Gallery of Chinese Calligraphy and Paintings and Gallery of Chinese Ceramics are located on the fourth floor, where mainly Chinese Calligraphy, Paintings, and Shiwan Ceramics from Canton are exhibited. On the second and third floors there are galleries for temporary exhibitions which has on display...


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A-Ma Cultural Village

Macau

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Close to the world's tallest statue of the goddess A-Ma (also known as Tin Hau), which stands on a 170-metre high peak on a mountaintop on Macau's Coloane Island, a 7,000-square meter cultural complex celebrates the beloved deity's legend.

The development of the A-Ma Cultural Village was started during the Chung Yeung festival in 2001 shortly after the A-Ma Cultural and Tourism Festival of Macau. The village, which comprises a bell tower, drum tower, carved marble altar in the Tin Hau...


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Guia Fortress, Chapel, Lighthouse and Air-Raid Shelters

Macau

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A small chapel was first built in the 17th century as part of the Guia Fortress and the present chapel dates from 1637. During the restoration of the chapel in 1996, the oldest vestige of mural paintings that dates back to the construction of the hermitage in 1622 were discovered. The recovered paintings are characterized by rich cultural meaning, a combination of Chinese and Western symbols, including angels wearing traditional oriental costumes.

The Lighthouse was the first on the China...


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Felicidade Street

Macau

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Rua da Felicidade ("Happiness Street"), between Largo de Santo Agostinho and Largo do Senado, was once the heart of Macau's red lights district {how it got its peculiar name). Now, it is a shopping street where you can buy some "exotic" products, enjoy some truly authentic food and see some nice shophouses with traditional red louvers.


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Lotus Square

Macau

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Standing in Lotus Square next to the Forum, the large sculpture of "Lotus Flower In Full Bloom" presented by the State Council of China in 1999, marks the return of sovereignty of Macau.

The sculpture, made of gilded bronze and weights 6.5 tons, is 6 meters high and the diameter of the flower is 3.6 meters at maximum. The major part is composed of a stem, petals and pistil, with a total of 16 components. The base of the flower consists of 23 pieces of red granite.

The lotus flower,...


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