Avenida da República
Towering above the colonial villas along Avenida da República is Penha Hill, the most tranquil and least-visited area of the peninsula....
This butter-yellow colonial palace is the office of the Bishop of Macau, the highest Catholic authority in the city.
Chapel of Our Lady of Penha
Once a place of pilgrimage for sailors, this humble chapel offers tranquillity and respite from the heat on a hot summer's day. The...
‘The Sailboat’ is listed in every guidebook. One reason for its popularity is that it’s within walking distance of the A-Ma Temple. If...
Avenida da República information
Avenida da República, along the northwest shore of Sai Van Lake, is Macau's oldest Portuguese quarter. There are several grand colonial villas not open to the public here. The former Bela Vista Hotel, one of the most-storied hotels in Asia, is now the Residence of the Portuguese Consul-General . Nearby is the ornate Santa Sancha Palace , once the residence of Macau’s Portuguese governors, and now used to accommodate state guests. Not too far away are beautiful, abandoned art-deco-inspired buildings.