Senado Square In Macau
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About Senado Square In Macau
Senado Square also called as Largo do Senado is the public square of Macau. It is located in the central area of Macau. It covers an area of about 37000 square meters. It is one of the four largest squares in the city of Macau. Senado Square in Macau has a unique look as there are tiled roads with smaller black and white stones. The shape of the square is in the shape of the funnel which gets narrowed as one gets further to it. The fountain which is there in the Senado Square with celestial globe is a major landmark in the city. This square has come under the list of the heritage site of UNESCO and is part of the historic center of Macau. It is one among the prosperous and well-known business and cultural center of the city of Macau. Drawing thousands of tourists every year, this marvelous attraction never fails to entice its visitors.
History of Senado Square
Senado Square got the name as it is located near to Leal Senado. As the Senado Square is located in the central Macau, it is considered as the major area of inauguration ceremonies by each governor of Macau. The square had the Portugal officer’s bronze statue erected in 1940 who attacked Monte Fortress and killed the officer belonging to the Qing Dynasty. The citizens destroyed this statue during the Cultural Revolution that happened between 1966 and 1976. This site is now adored by the fountain with a celestial globe. The Senado Square has many buildings with European architecture surrounded by it. Many of these buildings are regarded as memorial buildings of the artistic value and great architecture. The wavy pattern of the black and white stones on the streets and it was the work done by Government of Macau Portuguese during 1990s. Most of the squares in the city has a similar pattern of tiling but it is the Senado Square in Macau that is the popular one among all these.
Attractions of Senado Square
Take a walking tour to Senado Square, and let it introduce you to some intelligently designed buildings in the historic centre of Macau to make your experience even more enthralling. There are many notable Chinese herbal medicine stores towards the northern side of St Dominic’s church which offer great value with respect to selection, price and quality. This square has the shape more like that of a triangle with the St Dominic's church form the apex and San Ma Lo forming base.
The major attractions of Senado Square, Macau include the old buildings. The prominent square of the attraction is generally crowded; and hence, it is advised to avoid visiting here during the weekends. However, you can choose to visit the offshoot areas without a hassle. If the place is not really crowded, you can also get to explore the Ruins of St. Paul’s, and revel in its astonishing architecture. Again, manicured gardens and the towering facade of the place make it completely a sight for sore eyes. The square houses three buildings which are there under the historic center of the Macau UNESCO world heritage list among the 20 buildings and many plazas. The St Dominic’s church, Holy House of Mercy and Leal Senado are some of the historic tourists spots in Senado Square, Macau.
Considered as a favourite destination among the local travelers of China, Senado Square in Macau witnesses a huge flock of visitors every day. Though, many hop on this expedition to experience the Las Vegas of China, but the historic architecture showcase them altogether a different side of the territory leaving them aghast at the end of the tour.
Shopping in Senado Square
Being located in the central downtown area, it is one of the most popular places for shopping in Macau. The streets have so many souvenir shops and many of the major churches and historical monuments are near to this square. From high-end boutiques to souvenirs stalls, shopaholics can find a lot of options. Inexpensive made-in-Macau clothes, antiques, handicrafts, and delicate ornaments are sold by local vendors on the streets.
After indulging in the therapy of shopping in Macau, tourists can go for casual dining at an array of restaurants in Senado Square. Mariazinha, Boa Mesa, Escada, Ou Mun Cafe, Wong Chi Kei, and Cathedral Cafe are some of the popular eateries to savor the best food in Senado Square.
Senado Square is a beautiful place to be and offers many historical sites and most importantly embraces the visitors with its mesmerizing beauty. If you are a history enthusiast and someone who loves to marvel at the architecture of magnificent structures, then do head to the ‘Las Vegas of China’, and let the explorer in you take complete delight. A perfect blend of Chinese and Portugese influences, this marvelous architecture in Macau is best to start with for a cultural experience.
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The Senado Square is located in the Largo do Senado region
High-end shoes, clothes, jewelry, glassware, cosmetics, ancient coins, and fashion accessories are top items to pick up from Senado Square shops.
Street food such as piping hot dumplings and Arabian kebabs are popular among visitors. Drop by restaurants such as Wong Chi Kei, Cathedral Cafe, Escada Restaurant, Ou Mun Cafe, and Galo Macau anytime to try different cuisine.
It is a square that is home to a plethora of eateries and shops. It is also a venue for public events.
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