Macau is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. The city-state is a famous melting pot of different cultures, nicknamed the “Las Vegas of Asia.”

The bulk of Macau’s attractions lies on its strip of top-rated hotels and casinos. But beyond the sparkling lights of those establishments, especially at night, there’s more to Macau than being the gambling capital of the East. One of the things you can’t miss in this urban jungle is its well-preserved Portuguese-colonial vibe. There are cobbled streets and cathedral ruins to remind you of Macau’s storied past, and they are well worth a visit. The Ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral, with its imposing Renaissance façade, is an important landmark. Other notable sites include Fortaleza do Monte, Senado Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, Macau Museum, Guia Fortress, Taipa House, and A-Ma Temple.

Macau’s attractions are concentrated on the mainland, relatively close to one another. And while Macau International Airport is the main gateway, you may also access it via ferry and land travel from Hong Kong, which is about an hour away. That makes it a worthy side trip that will add more value to your journey.

To help with your trip planning, I’ve added links to the locations on Google Maps. Feel free to click/tap on the links posted below. Then, use the “save” feature on the Google Maps app for easy reference. But before you start ticking goals off your bucketlist, here are travel essentials & discounts you’ll need to check. Pre-book online for a hassle-free trip!

Macau travel essentials

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Four Seasons Hotel (Upscale / Cotai / Compare Rates)

The Venetian Macao (Upscale / Cotai / Compare Rates)

Caravel Hotel (Mid-range / Macau Peninsula / Compare Rates)

Macau Masters Hotel (Budget Hotel / Macau Peninsula / Compare Rates)

Hou Kong Hotel (Budget Hotel / Macau Peninsula / Compare Rates)

1. Ruins of St Paul’s Cathedral

Location: Santo António, Macau peninsula, Macao. Save on Google Maps.

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2. Macau Tower

Location: Sé, Macau peninsula, Macao. Save on Google Maps.

Macau Tower entrance ticket

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3. Venetian Macao

Location: s/n Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Cotai, Macao. Save on Google Maps.

Venetian Macao Resort Hotel

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4. Parisian Macao

Location: Lote 3, Strip, SAR, P.R. China, Estr. do Istmo, Cotai, Macao. Save on Google Maps.

Parisian Macao hotel

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5. The House of Dancing Water show & City of Dreams

Location: City of Dreams, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Cotai, Macao. Save on Google Maps.

Grand Hyatt Macau at City of Dreams

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6. Senado Square

Location: Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, Macau peninsula, Macao. Save on Google Maps.

7. Fortress Hill (Fortaleza do Monte)

Location: Caminho dos Artilheiros, Macau peninsula, Macao. Save on Google Maps.

8. Macau Museum

Location: Fortress Hill (Fortaleza do Monte), Caminho dos Artilheiros, Macau peninsula, Macao. Save on Google Maps.

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10. St. Dominic’s Church

Location: Largo de São Domingos, Macau peninsula, Macao. Save on Google Maps.

11. Studio City

Location: Estr. do Istmo, Cotai, Macao. Save on Google Maps.

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Studio City Hotel

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12. Wynn Palace

Wynn Palace Hotel

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Location: Avenida Da Nave Desportiva, Cotai, Macao. Save on Google Maps.

13. Fisherman’s Wharf

Location: Av. Dr. Sun Yat Sen, Macau peninsula, Macao. Save on Google Maps.

Harbourview Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf

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14. Galaxy Macau

Location: Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Cotai, Macao. Save on Google Maps.

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Galaxy Macau Hotel

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Other heritage sites & cultural spots in Macau

Guia FortressLocation: Estr. do Eng. Trigo, Macau. Save on Google Maps.

A Ma TempleLocation: R. de São Tiago da Barra. Save on Google Maps.

Travessa da Paixão (The Romantic Lane)Location: Near the Ruins of St. Paul Cathderal. Save on Google Maps.

Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre (The Goddess of Mercy statue)Location: 1101 Av. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macau. Save on Google Maps.

Macau Maritime MuseumLocation: 1 Largo do Pagode da Barra. Save on Google Maps.

Taipa villageLocation: Save on Google Maps.

Hong Kong

Location: Southeast China. Save on Google Maps.

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What places have you added to your bucketlist? Have you been to beautiful places in Macau that should be on this list? Feel free to share your thoughts!

Places to visit in Macau

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Where to Stay in Macau

The best areas to stay in Macau are 'Macau City' and Cotai Strip in Taipa Island.

Cotai Strip offers an unbeatable location in the heart of Macau's mega-casino district. It's also close to Macau Airport. Prices tend to be on the high-end on this side of Taipa Island.

If you're looking for a cheaper hotel, consider staying in 'Macau City.' Pick a hotel close to major historical sites like Senado Square and the Ruins of St. Paul Cathedral.

Four Seasons Hotel (Upscale / Cotai / Compare Rates)

The Venetian Macao (Upscale / Cotai / Compare Rates)

Caravel Hotel (Mid-range / Macau Peninsula / Compare Rates)

Macau Masters Hotel (Budget Hotel / Macau Peninsula / Compare Rates)

Hou Kong Hotel (Budget Hotel / Macau Peninsula / Compare Rates)

Where to book

Click below & search recommended Macau hotels/hostels/home rentals within your budget. Remember to set your min/max price, travel dates, and sort by review ratings. I often book online with these trusted booking sites below for rock-bottom prices & convenient bookings.

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Book sooner rather than later if you already have your dates set. Cheaper-priced rooms and hotels with high reviews tend to get fully booked faster, especially during busy days like weekends, holidays & peak tourist seasons.

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