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  1. China
  2. Southern China
  3. Macau
  4. Historic Centre of Macao

Macau Peninsula, Taipa, and Coloane Full-Day Walking Tour

Product ID: 335201
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Learn about the history of Macau, the last European colony of China, from its beginnings as a trading post to becoming a Portuguese territory in 1887. See notable local landmarks, which combine Asian and European architecture and culture.
About this activity
Duration: 6.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Walking through the magnificent historical center of the Macau Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the village of Taipa and the Green Houses Museum
  • Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Macau on the tranquil Coloane Island
Full description
First visit the Ruins of St. Paul's, which was a religious complex and the site of the largest church in Asia at the time of its construction. It was referred to as "The Vatican of the Far East" when it was built nearly 400 years ago by Catholic priests and was designed by Italian Jesuit, Carlo Spinola. 

Continue towards Macau’s UNESCO-listed Historic Center; Senado Square. This square is notable for its distinct Eastern and Western influences, with its famous wave-mosaic-tiled pavement and the Portuguese-style colonial facades of the surrounding residences, old streets, and religious buildings. Afterwards, visit the Mount Fortress, the first residence of the Macau Governor. Take a look at the Fortaleza which has 32 muzzle-loading cannons over 86,000 square feet.

Visit the Guia Fortress, situated on the highest hill of the Macau Peninsula. Enjoy a unique panoramic view of the peninsula and the historic center. Adjacent to the fortress, you will find the oldest lighthouse on China's coast.

Make your way to the once-quiet fishing village of Taipa. Visit the former House of Portuguese Governor and now Taipa Houses Museums. This is one of the most important cultural heritage sites of the island, with 5 beautiful green pastel houses, built in the colonial style.

Lastly, venture to Coloane Island to discover Macau beyond its casinos. Located at the southern tip of Macau, Coloane remained largely deserted for many centuries and was used as a base by pirates. Coloane provides a wonderful break from the crowded and busy Macau Peninsula, where locals enjoy picnics, beaches, hiking trails, and seaside restaurants. Another main attraction is the A-Ma Cultural Village, a 7,000-square-metre complex that honours the legend of A-Ma.
Includes
  • Bottle of water
  • Guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of Jorge Alvares Statue (Near New Yaohan Shopping Mall: Avenida Comerical De Macau n.2

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• This tour will take place rain or shine
Organized by

Follow Me Macau

Product ID: 335201