A Macau walking tour is the best way to explore the place at your own pace. It's easy to walk, full of fun and covers the gems of Macau sightseeing. You're going to see from historical landmarks to contemporary Vegas style casinos.
Even you have only half a day, you would be able to do a walking tour and get the best out of Macau sightseeing.
Macau Walking Tour Golden Route
Everything started at Senado Square, with neighborhood Leal Senado, central fountain, Holy House of Mercy and Central Post Office. The route has two parts, both interesting and fun.
Here's the routing and major points of interest of this 2-hour walking tour which I've recently walked through.
- 17:15 - General Post Office
- Senado Square
- Ruins of St. Paul's
- Mount Fortress
- Walk back to Central Post Office on the same route
- Walk along Av. Almeida to Hotel Lisboa
- Cross the road to Wynn
- 19:15 - Dinner at Star World Hotel
Even if you're travelling solo, two hours would include setting up of tripod to take photos for yourself and walk in a very leisure pace. The time you spend will largely depend on your walking speed and how you want to explore the points of interest. On the way to Ruins of St. Paul's there are many souvenir shops offering free tasting. It's going to be a very interesting walk. Avenida Almeida is the downtown of Macau where you'll see tourists around you and all kind of shops.
If time permits, I would highly recommend your exploring the following Macau heritages along the way.
Macau Walking Tour - Must See Points of Interest
Ruins of St. Paul's - The number one Macau landmark, originally St. Paul's College and the Cathedral of St. Paul, a 17th-century Portuguese cathedral.
Mount Fortress - Built in conjunction with the Jesuits from 1617 to 1626, this was the city's principal military defence structure, and was crucial in successfully holding off the attempted Dutch invasion of Macau in 1622. A good place to have a panoramic view of Macau.
**Can take lift from Macau Museum as a fast track to Mount Fortress. But you have to pay entrance fee to visit the Macau Museum first.
Macau Walking Tour - Optional Points of Interest
Museum of The Holy House of Mercy - right next to General Post Office at Senado Square. A very classic Portuguese white building built in 1569 on the orders of the Bishop of Macao. Even the building itself is such beautiful place worth visiting. It was a medical clinic and several other social welfare structures in early Macau. It later served as an orphanage and refuge for widows of sailors lost at sea. Entrance fee MOP 5.
Na Tcha Temple and Section of the Old City Walls A small traditional Chinese temple standing in between the Old City Walls and The Ruins of St Paul's. Built in 1888, this temple is dedicated to the worship of Na Tcha. Spend a few minutes there and get a sense of Macau's multicultural identity and religious freedom.
Macau Museum - in between the Ruins of St. Paul's and Mount Fortress - must see if you want to know everything about Macau.