Macau Trip Part 6: Evening Scene in Ruins of St. Paul’s, Senado Square and Macau Tower etc.

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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

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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.Macau Ruins of St. Paul’s evening1

Just like during the day, Ruins of St. Paul’s were crowded with tourists in the evening.Macau Ruins of St. Paul’s evening2

The facade of the building was impressive against the evening sky.Macau Ruins of St. Paul’s evening3

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.Macau Company of Jesus Square evening

Senado Square

Then, I moved to “Senado Square (議事亭前地/Largo do Senado)”, which I visited around lunch time (see the related article).Macau Senado Square light-up1

The illumination was beautiful.""

The problem was taking photos was difficult as there were so many people around here 🙂Macau Senado Square light-up2

As you can see, lots of objects for Christmas were placed.""


Macau Senado Square light-up3

Everyone took photos as they please.Macau Senado Square light-up4

Western and Chinese cultures were well mixed.Macau Senado Square light-up5

Macau Senado Square light-up6

This was “Leal Senado Building (民政總署大樓/Edifício do Leal Senado)” across from the street.Macau Leal Senado Building light-up1

Leal Senado Building was also lighted up in the evening, which made it more attractive.Macau Leal Senado Building light-up2

Lastly, I took a photo of “Holy House of Mercy (仁慈堂大樓/Santa Casa da Misericórdia)”.Macau Holy House of Mercy light-up

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.Macau St. Lawrence's Church light-up1

Macau St. Lawrence's Church light-up2

There was also an outlet of “Gong Cha (貢茶)”, a Taiwanese tea house.Macau Gong Cha(貢茶)

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.Macau 西望洋聖母眺望台(Miradouro De Nossa Senhora Da Penha)

From the observatory, Macau Tower was seen.Macau Tower light-up1

It seemed a light-up event was being held near Macau Tower.Macau Tower light-up2

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.澳門特別行政區政府總部(Macau Government Headquarters)1

There was a security guard in front of the gate, but he allowed me to take photos.澳門特別行政區政府總部(Macau Government Headquarters)2

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.南灣 雅文湖畔(Anim Arte Nam Van)1

南灣 雅文湖畔(Anim Arte Nam Van)2

南灣 雅文湖畔(Anim Arte Nam Van)3

南灣 雅文湖畔(Anim Arte Nam Van)4

View of Macau Tower from “南灣 雅文湖畔 (Anim Arte Nam Van)”.Macau Tower light-up3

Around Lisboa

I will go back to the hotel. This was “Macau Square (澳門廣場)”, which I passed on the way.Macau Square(澳門廣場)

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?Macau Grand Lisboa1

With Hotel Lisboa.Macau Hotel Lisboa Grand Lisboa

If I had had enough money, I would have stayed at Grand Lisboa, which was more gorgeous than Hotel Lisboa 🙂Macau Grand Lisboa2

Hotel Lisboa and Grand Lisboa were connected by a passageway, and here is a photo from it.Macau Hotel Lisboa

Finally, I took a photo of Grand Lisboa over the window of Hotel Lisboa.Macau Grand Lisboa3

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

[Related Link]
Macao Government Tourism Office
Historic Centre of Macao (Macao Government Tourism Office)
Historic Centre of Macao (UNESCO)
Grand Lisboa Macau

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