This is an amazing central shopping area of the city that looks almost like a Mediterranean Europe town. The old three and four-story multi-colored buildings abut a beautiful square. The streets here are paved a unique pattern of yellows and browns in interlocking brick arches.
Largo do Senado is Portuguese for Senate Square which is named after the Leal Senado. Leal Senado is Macau's Senate building, the Portuguese house of government for the colony.
No motorized vehicles are allowed in this area, making it perfect for an afternoon stroll!
The Senate Square is a nice central square, surrounded by beautifully renovated buildings, paved by mosaic tyles in a wave pattern, with a fountain in the middle. Short, it's a great place, with one major shortcoming: there are no terraces, cafes, places to sit down AND have a drink (there are benches around the square). Maybe it's just my disappointment, but I had read about the place, and as I was walking around in the heat, I was very much looking forward to arriving to the beautiful Senate Square and collapse there on a terrace with a cold drink (but I had to go as far as the Monte Fort to find a nice little cafe). Otherwise, it's a fantastic square.
Senado (Senate) Square has been Macau's urban centre for centuries and is still the most popular venue for public events and celebrations today. The square is surrounded by pastel-coloured neo-classical buildings, creating a consistent and harmonious Mediterranean atmosphere. It's nice to just sit by the fountain and watch the tourists and locals pass by.
Leal Senade Square is the focal point and shopping center of Macau. The streets are paved with cobblestone in traditional Portuguese pattern and surrounded by colonial style buildings.
Senado Square has always been the city centre. In the past, this was where the governors inspected military troops and the police force when they took up their posts.Continuous waves of events are held here through-out the year. A must stop in Macau; a lot of tours make this the starting point.
The Leal Senado building St. Dominic Church and the main Postal Office is located here; Largo do São Domingos was named after St. Dominic’s Church and connects Rua de São Domingos, Travessa do Soriano and Largo do Senado. It is a prosperous zone for business and cultural activities alike.
Most of the buildings around Largo do Leal Senado are neoclassical in style and some are Classified Monuments or Classified Buildings of Architectural Interest including the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau Building, the Post Office Building and the Santa Casa da Misericórdia.you'll find a lot of bargains as well. The square is especially picturesque at night and during the holidays. Be sure to take notice of all the great architectures here. A favorite spot among locals and tourists.
By the way, it is a bad idea to buy at the antiques shops close to St. Paul's because you will be paying through your nose by about 100 percent.
Stroll around historical Macau downtown in Largo do Senado (Senate Square). The stunning reminder of Macau's Portuguese past, the square is the main hang-out for both locals and tourists, with plenty of stores and cafes to stroll about while marveling at the beautiful architecture.
The heart of Macau’s colonial district, the lovely Largo do Senado is a wonderful place to people watch and while away the time. Serviced by many of the city buses, it also serves as a good starting point for taking a walking tour of the colonial district.
Bordered by the former Senate building, Santa Casa de Misericordia, the former Post Office, and other pastel colored colonial buildings, and lined by cobblestones, the square's features are undeniably European.
Senado Square's the places where you can enjoy shopping and easy to find some food.
It 's the starting point go to the Church of St. Dominic and the way to the ruins of St. Paul.This is also the situation of the main Postal Office (GPO) too ;)
The 3700m2, Largo do Senado square is paved with a wave-patterned mosaic of coloured stones, created by Portuguese experts. From the main road to the church of St. Dominic, the pavement extends to the ruins of St. Paul's, making the heart of the city a pedestrian paradise.
Macao's Portuguese influence is obvious when you stroll around and see the architecture and public spaces like this square. It was actually the earliest European colony in the Far East having been colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century. It became a Special Administrative Region of China in 1999, but retains most of its autonomy when it comes to economic and political issues.
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