Are you looking for what to do in Macau?
PLACES TO SEE
- Macau Tower: Take in the panorama of Macau from the tenth tallest freestanding tower in the world; from where, on a clear day, even Hong Kong can be seen. When you’re done, have a bungee jump. If you don’t quite feel like defying death yet, go back in and enjoy the restaurants, theatre and shopping opportunities. You can always come back later.
- Ruins Of St. Paul: The cathedral burned down completely in leaving only a iconic front façade. The events and performances held here are practically free to watch, and one may even take the stairs to the top.
- Macau Wine Museum: If you ever ad doubts about how important wine was to the Portuguese, this place will happily ease your mind. A small fee will grant you tasting access, which is totally worth it. You won’t get this particular experience anywhere else in Asia.
- Mont Forte: Not far from St. Paul’s is the oldest fort in Macau. It was never put to any true use, and the only time it’s cannons were fire was by accident, when Jewish priest set it off in panic against an advancing Dutch Army. Somehow, he managed to strike the gunpowder ship, blowing the Dutch navy to smithereens. The underground corridors of the restored fort make for a nice walk.
- A-Ma Temple: Like vindictive goddesses everywhere, this seafarer’s deity, known as A-Ma, allegedly sank every ship that refused her transport, only to vanish and reappear later at this spot, where a temple was dedicated to her. Interestingly, Macau’s name is derived from this temple, also known as A-Ma-Gau, or A-Ma’s place.
Below we have a list of things to do in Macau and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Macau getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Macau with confidence.