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Top Choice Ruins in Macau Peninsula

Ruins of the Church of St Paul

The most treasured icon in Macau, the towering facade and stairway are all that remain of this early-17th-century Jesuit church. With its statues, portals and engravings that effectively make up a ‘sermon in stone’ …
Top Choice Casino in Cotai

Venetian

Said to be one of the 10 largest buildings in the world, the Venetian is 980,000 sq metres of what might be described as Casino Gothic architecture, packed to the gills with busloads of goggle-eyed tourists. Feature…
Top Choice Village in Taipa

Taipa Village

The historical part of Taipa is best preserved in this village in the south of the district. An intricate warren of alleys hold traditional Chinese shops and some excellent restaurants, while the broader main roads …
Top Choice Portuguese in Coloane

Restaurante Fernando

Possibly Coloane's most famous restaurant, sprawling Fernando's contains two separate dining rooms and a large courtyard bar area. Devoted customers and travellers pack the chequered-tablecloth-covered tables to cho…
Top Choice Portuguese in Macau Peninsula

Clube Militar de Macau

Housed in a distinguished colonial building, with fans spinning lazily above, the Military Club takes you back in time to a slower and quieter Macau. The simple and delicious Portuguese fare is complemented by an ex…
Top Choice Portuguese in Taipa

António

The cosy mahogany-framed dining room, the meticulously thought-out menu and the entertaining chef, António Coelho, all make this the go-to place for traditional Portuguese food. If you can only try one Portuguese re…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Taipa

Cunha Bazaar

This four-storey shop on the corner of Taipa Village's Rua do Cunha pedestrian street has the motherlode of made-in-Macau gifts, T-shirts, candies and more. You'll find traditional foods like almond cookies and jerk…
Top Choice Museum in Macau Peninsula

Macau Museum of Art

This excellent five-storey museum has well-curated displays of art created in Macau and China, including paintings by Western artists like George Chinnery, who lived in the enclave. Other highlights are ceramics and…
Top Choice Library in Macau Peninsula

Sir Robert Ho Tung Library

This charming building founded in the 19th century was the country retreat of the late tycoon Robert Ho Tung, who purchased it in 1918. The colonial edifice, featuring a dome, an arcaded facade, Ionic columns and Ch…
Top Choice Church in Macau Peninsula

St Joseph’s Seminary & Church

St Joseph’s, which falls outside the tourist circuit, is one of Macau’s most beautiful models of tropicalised baroque architecture. Consecrated in 1758 as part of the Jesuit seminary (not open to the public), it fea…