I traveled to Macau in mid December. I went around the World Heritage sites in Macau Peninsula in the first half and mega resorts in Cotai area in the latter half. In this article, I will write about evening scene in Ruins of St. Paul’s, Senado Square and Macau Tower etc. as part of Day 2.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Go to Macau via Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge
* Day 1: Around Lisboa (Light-up)
* Day 2: Penha Church etc.
* Day 2: Senado Square etc.
* Day 2: Ruins of St. Paul’s, Mount Fortress, St. Lazarus District etc.
* Day 2: Ruins of St. Paul’s, Senado Square etc. (Light-up) [This article]
* Day 3: Sands Cotai Central
* Day 3: The Venetian Macao
* Day 3: The Parisian Macao (Light-up)
* Day 3: Studio City Macau (Light-up)
* Day 4: City of Dreams
* Day 4: MGM Cotai, Wynn Palace
* Day 4: Galaxy Macau
* Day 4: The Venetian Macao etc. (Light-up)
* Day 5: Macau Tower
* Day 5: Return Home
After dinner at Grand Lisboa, I will take evening photos mainly around world heritage sites such as Ruins of St. Paul’s and Senado Square.
Ruins of St. Paul’s
To begin with, I revisited “Ruins of St. Paul’s (大三巴牌坊/Ruínas de S. Paulo)”, which I visited in the afternoon (see the related article). Since it was in December Christmas season, there were objects of Santa Claus.
Just like during the day, Ruins of St. Paul’s were crowded with tourists in the evening.
The facade of the building was impressive against the evening sky.
View of “Company of Jesus Square (耶穌會紀念廣場/Largo da Companhia de Jesus)”. You can see Grand Lisboa over there.
Then, I moved to “Senado Square (議事亭前地/Largo do Senado)”, which I visited around lunch time (see the related article).
The illumination was beautiful.
The problem was taking photos was difficult as there were so many people around here 🙂
As you can see, lots of objects for Christmas were placed.
Everyone took photos as they please.
Western and Chinese cultures were well mixed.
This was “Leal Senado Building (民政總署大樓/Edifício do Leal Senado)” across from the street.
Leal Senado Building was also lighted up in the evening, which made it more attractive.
Lastly, I took a photo of “Holy House of Mercy (仁慈堂大樓/Santa Casa da Misericórdia)”.
Macau Tower from a Hill
I left Senado Square and will move to “Penha Church (主教山小堂/Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Penha)”, which I visited in the morning (see the related article).
On the way, I passed by “St. Lawrence’s Church (聖老楞佐教堂/Igreja de S. Lourenço)”, which was the starting point of my walking around the world heritage sites during the day, and I took its evening photos this time.
There was also an outlet of “Gong Cha (貢茶)”, a Taiwanese tea house.
I arrived at Penha Church, but unfortunately the church was closed. Instead, an observatory “西望洋聖母眺望台 (Miradouro De Nossa Senhora Da Penha)”, which was located adjacent to Penha Church, was available, so I visited it.
From the observatory, Macau Tower was seen.
It seemed a light-up event was being held near Macau Tower.
Macao Light festival 2018
I will return to the hotel. I walked by “澳門特別行政區政府總部 (Macau Government Headquarters)” on the way.
There was a security guard in front of the gate, but he allowed me to take photos.
In addition, there was “南灣 雅文湖畔 (Anim Arte Nam Van)”, a leisure sport, near the Government Headquarters, and “Macao Light festival 2018” was being held there, so I stopped by it.
View of Macau Tower from “南灣 雅文湖畔 (Anim Arte Nam Van)”.
I will go back to the hotel. This was “Macau Square (澳門廣場)”, which I passed on the way.
Grand Lisboa and Hotel Lisboa came into my sight.
In my opinion, Grand Lisboa is one of the symbols in Macau along with Senado Square and Ruins of St. Paul’s, isn’t it?
With Hotel Lisboa.
If I had had enough money, I would have stayed at Grand Lisboa, which was more gorgeous than Hotel Lisboa 🙂
Hotel Lisboa and Grand Lisboa were connected by a passageway, and here is a photo from it.
Finally, I took a photo of Grand Lisboa over the window of Hotel Lisboa.
Then, the second day of my Macau trip was over.
That’s it for the article about evening scene in Ruins of St. Paul’s, Senado Square and Macau Tower etc. as part of Day 2.
As I mentioned in [Introduction] above, I stayed in Macau Peninsula in the first half and went around the World Heritage sites. While Cotai area, which I will visit from the next day, has been developed by US casino companies, Macau Peninsula still has the scenery reminiscent of the old days and I found Western cultures and Asian cultures have been integrated in an appropriate balance 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Sands Cotai Central as part of Day 3.
1 Ruins of St. Paul’s
2 Senado Square
3 St. Lawrence’s Church
4 Penha Church
5 Macau Government Headquarters
6 Anim Arte Nam Van
7 Grand Lisboa
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