Senado Square

Our dim sum lunch was delightful and it was time to leave the MGM to see a couple of the most popular sites in Macau.

Wynn Macau
Wynn

Located in the central area of the Macau Peninsula is Senado Square. It’s one of the four largest squares in Macau.

20171104_1550210-01_24339271498_o
Senado Square

The colonial buildings surrounding the square have an extensive history. They’re well-protected and must maintain their original appearance.

Senado Square
Colonial Buildings

It was a Saturday afternoon and the square was jam-packed with people.

20171104_154954-01_24339267058_o

Senado Square
Roasted Chestnuts
Senado Square
Holy House of Mercy
Senado Square
Hi, Fanny!

In the early 1990s, Portuguese experts were hired to pave the square with a wave-patterned mosaic of colored stones. The area has become a popular place for cultural activities.

20171104_155606-01_24339272488_o
Portuguese Tiles

Throughout the streets were various restaurants, clothing stores, and snack vendors.

20171104_160232-01_26415247459_o
Shopping Street

Various types of jerky seemed to be the snack of choice. I tried several samples from different places.

20171104_160320-01_26415252449_o
Pork and Beef Jerky

Walking north of St. Dominic’s Church, we arrived at the Ruins of St. Paul’s. It’s considered Macau’s most famous landmark. The site was originally St. Paul’s College and the Church of St. Paul also known as “Mater Dei”, a 17th-century Portuguese church dedicated to Saint Paul the Apostle. The front facade and the grand stone stairs are the only remains of “the greatest church of Macau”.

Ruins of St. Paul's
Ruins of St. Paul’s

We stopped for some iced tea from Regiustea and hung out with a tortoise for a bit before heading back to the parking garage.

Senado Square
Regiustea
Senado Square
Passion Fruit Green Tea
20171104_161451-01_26415247479_o
Pet Tortoise

It was time to check out more hotels and sites before our Portuguese dinner later that night.

Senado Square


Senado Square
Largo do Senado, Macau
Website

Ruins of St. Paul’s
Website

Advertisements

Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

2 thoughts

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s