Old Town/Portugese Quarters
- Largo do Senado, St Paul's Ruins, Av. de Almeida Ribeiro, Fortaleza do Monte

The Old Town is the Portugese colonial quarters and the city center of Macau. This is where you find the beauful Largo do Senado (Senate's Square) as well as with its fountain, colourful colonial buildings and Iberian look. The square, that is the heart of Macau, is surrounded by picturesque, beautiful and sometimes gritty pedestrian streets. One of them leads to St Paul's Ruins, that used to be the most important church in Asia before it burnt down. St Dominic's Church is still preserved though. From Fortaleza do Monte, the old Portugese fort on Monte Hill just next to the ruins, you have great views of Macau Peninsula. Here you also find the Macau Museum. Avenida de Almeira Ribeiro is a busy avenue that leads to Lisboa and the other hotels and casinos in the new casino area.

A modern glass highrise stands on a classic colonial building in on Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, near Senate Square and the entrance to Macau's Old Town/Portugese Quarters. Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro - colonial buildings near Largo do Senado. Wynn and MGM seen from the Old Town. Bank of China bldg seen from the Old Town. Glass buildings in the CBD at the border to the Old Town. Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro passes from the casino area to the Old Town. Glass buildings in the CBD at the border to the Old Town. Outskirts of Old Town/Portugese quarters from Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro. Outskirts of Old Town/Portugese quarters from Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro. Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro towards Largo do Senado (Senate Square). To the left is Civic and Municipal Affaris Bureau, the City Hall. Civic and Municipal Affaris Bureau (CityHall), Largo do Senado (Senate Square). The road is Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro. Largo do Senado (Senate Square) is the heart of Macau and part of the UNESCO historical list. It is very beautiful and resembles typical town squares in Spain and Portugal. Pastel-coloured historical colonial buildings in classical style, most of them with administratives functions during the Portugese era, surround the square. In the middle is a splendid fountain and a ground paved with a wave-shaped black and white pattern. The buildings and the fountain are beautifully illuminated at night. The square is a popular place for cultural activities. Largo do Senado (Senate Square). The wave-shaped mosaic pattern was added in the 1990s after a design by Portugese experts. Largo do Senado (Senate Square). The old town of Macau is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Largo do Senado (Senate Square). Largo do Senado (Senate Square) is the heart of Macau and part of the UNESCO historical list. It is very beautiful and resembles typical town squares in Spain and Portugal. Pastel-coloured historical colonial buildings in classical style, most of them with administratives functions during the Portugese era, surround the square. In the middle is a splendid fountain and a ground paved with a wave-shaped black and white pattern. The buildings and the fountain are beautifully illuminated at night. The square is a popular place for cultural activities. Largo do Senado (Senate Square). The fountain, Largo do Senado (Senate Square). Fountain at Largo do Senado (Senate Square). The fountain has a solar clock sculpture and replaced a statue of an impopular Portugese soldier who slaughtered Chinese people. Civic and Municipal Affaris Bureau, Largo do Senado (Senate Square) Largo do Senado (Senate Square). Hotel Central seen from Largo do Senado. Old Post Office Building and fountain, Largo do Senado (Senate Square). Santa Casa da Misericordia, Largo do Senado (Senate Square). Largo do Senado (Senate Square). Largo do Senado pedestrian street with colourful colonial buildings. Largo do Senado pedestrian street with colourful colonial buildings. Largo do Senado pedestrian street with colourful colonial buildings. We tried this McDonald's in the evening, when we were in a hurry, and temporary tired of Chinese food. Largo do Senado pedestrian street. St. Dominic's Church, a yellow pastel coloured church founded by Spanish priests in 1587. It is situated Largo de Sao Domingos (St. Dominic's Square), connected to Largo do Senado by a short pedestrian street. The bell tower of the church has been converted into the Museum of Sacred Art. St. Dominic's Church, a yellow pastel coloured church founded by Spanish priests in 1587. It is situated Largo de Sao Domingos (St. Dominic's Square), connected to Largo do Senado by a short pedestrian street. The bell tower of the church has been converted into the Museum of Sacred Art. Inside St. Dominic's Church from 1587. Inside St. Dominic's Church. Pedestrian area around Largo do Senado. Pedestrian area around Largo do Senado. Pedestrian area around Largo do Senado. Pedestrian area around Largo do Senado. A discrete McDonald's sign in the Old Town. The pedestrian area between Largo do Senado and Ruinas de São Paulo is gritty with a mix of market stands, small shops and restaurants. It is very crowded, mostly with Chinese people. This area looks more Chinese then Portugese. The pedestrian area between Largo do Senado and Ruinas de São Paulo is gritty with a mix of market stands, small shops and restaurants. It is very crowded, mostly with Chinese people. This area looks more Chinese then Portugese. The pedestrian area between Largo do Senado and Ruinas de São Paulo is gritty with a mix of market stands, small shops and restaurants. It is very crowded, mostly with Chinese people. This area looks more Chinese then Portugese. The pedestrian area between Largo do Senado and Ruinas de São Paulo is gritty with a mix of market stands, small shops and restaurants. It is very crowded, mostly with Chinese people. This area looks more Chinese then Portugese. The pedestrian area between Largo do Senado and Ruinas de São Paulo is gritty with a mix of market stands, small shops and restaurants. It is very crowded, mostly with Chinese people. This area looks more Chinese then Portugese. The pedestrian area between Largo do Senado and Ruinas de São Paulo is gritty with a mix of market stands, small shops and restaurants. It is very crowded, mostly with Chinese people. This area looks more Chinese then Portugese. The pedestrian area between Largo do Senado and Ruinas de São Paulo is gritty with a mix of market stands, small shops and restaurants. It is very crowded, mostly with Chinese people. This area looks more Chinese then Portugese. The pedestrian area between Largo do Senado and Ruinas de São Paulo is gritty with a mix of market stands, small shops and restaurants. It is very crowded, mostly with Chinese people. This area looks more Chinese then Portugese. Taoist candles, Old Town. Pedestrian street between Largo do Senado and Ruinas de São Paulo Macau Old Town 049 Macau Old Town 050 Old Town towards St Paul's Ruins. Beautiful col The Ruins of St Paul's Cathedral (Ruinas de São Paulo) is Macau's most famous landmark and is regarded as the most important Christian monument in Asia. The church, that stands on a hill, was built 1600, but burnt down in 1835 and now only the impressive exterior is left, where you find biblical statues and a relief. Behind the church is the Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt. Ruinas de São Paulo Ruinas de São Paulo Macau Old Town 056 Macau Old Town and casino area seen from St Paul's Ruins. Views towards Grand Lisboa from St Paul's Ruins. Views towards Macau Tower from St Paul's Ruins. There are crowds of, mostly Asian, tourists at the foot of St Paul's. The Ruins of St Paul's Cathedral (Ruinas de São Paulo) is Macau's most famous landmark and is regarded as the most important Christian monument in Asia. The church, that stands on a hill, was built 1600, but burnt down in 1835 and now only the impressive exterior is left, where you find biblical statues and a relief. Behind the church is the Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt. Macau skyline and numerous tourists seen from Ruinas de São Paulo. Macau skyline and numerous tourists seen from Ruinas de São Paulo. The foot of Fortaleza do Monte (Mount Fortress) on Monte Hill. Statue at the foot of Fortaleza do Monte. Fortaleza do Monte (Mount Fortress) on Monte Hill. Built 1617-26 by the Jesuits as one of the main defence structures and military center of the Portugese colony. Barracks, arsenal and storehouses inside the fort made it withstand a siege for two years. It was the first residence for governors of Macau. The hill it stands on offers amazing views of Macau Peninsula and parts of the city of Zhuhai in Chinese. Fortaleza do Monte (Mount Fortress) on Monte Hill. Built 1617-26 by the Jesuits as one of the main defence structures and military center of the Portugese colony. Barracks, arsenal and storehouses inside the fort made it withstand a siege for two years. It was the first residence for governors of Macau. The hill it stands on offers amazing views of Macau Peninsula and parts of the city of Zhuhai in Chinese. Fortaleza do Monte (Mount Fortress) on Monte Hill. Fortaleza do Monte (Mount Fortress) on Monte Hill. Built 1617-26 by the Jesuits as one of the main defence structures and military center of the Portugese colony. Barracks, arsenal and storehouses inside the fort made it withstand a siege for two years. It was the first residence for governors of Macau. The hill it stands on offers amazing views of Macau Peninsula and parts of the city of Zhuhai in Chinese. Fortaleza do Monte (Mount Fortress) on Monte Hill. Built 1617-26 by the Jesuits as one of the main defence structures and military center of the Portugese colony. Barracks, arsenal and storehouses inside the fort made it withstand a siege for two years. It was the first residence for governors of Macau. The hill it stands on offers amazing views of Macau Peninsula and parts of the city of Zhuhai in Chinese. Fortaleza do Monte. Macau Museum, Fortaleza do Monte. View from Fortaleza do Monte towards Sofitel Hotel. Fortaleza do Monte. Fortaleza do Monte. Views of gritty quarters near Fortaleza do Monte. Guia Fortress seen from Fortaleza do Monte. Pound and views, Fortaleza do Monte.