Macau Attractions and Sights by District and Islands

The smalll city of Macau has had tremendous growth in the past century. Expansion
is fast exanding into the two islands to the south, Taipa and Coloane.
Soon Taipa and Coloane will be one bigger island, thanks to the expansive reclamation
in between, called Cotai. Cotai is being planned to be the “Macau Strip”
in deference to its older brother “Las Vegas Strip”. See the plans
of Sands Macau, Galaxy and Wynn Resorts.
Today, Macau Peninsula is around 8.5 sq. km., Taipa island 6.2 sq. km., and
Coloane Island 7.6 sq. km. Cotai will eventually cover 4.5 sq. km.

A city with three huge bridges
Macau Penninsula in the north is connected to Taipa by the 2.5km long Governor
Nobre de Carvalho (or Macau-Taipa) Bridge which was built only in 1975.
The 4.5km-long Friendship Bridge is an award winning bridge that links the Eastern
part of Macau, close to the Ferry Terminal, to the eastern part of Taipa, much
closer to the airport. This is a beautiful bridge that curves like a wave or
a bird with two wings. This is the bridge that you go under when you take the
ferry from Hong Kong.
By 2005, another (bigger and better?) bridge will open between the Western part
of Macau and the Western part of Taipa. This will link the Macau Tower to the
Macau Jockey club, coincidentally both are own by Stanley Ho.
Typical of Macau city planning, nobody in the public heard about this bridge
until the day it started construction. Public consultation is still an art to
be learned in the city.
The existence of three bridges, nevertheless, will only alleviate the increasing
traffic congestion of Macau. There was talk of a light rail system but the design
was meant more for the tourists and the casinos and was criticized for not really
solving the public need for a viable transportation.

Macau Peninsula

Central
Leal Senado
The Central Post Office
Holy House of Mercy

St. Dominic Church

Macau Cathedral

Ruins of the Church of St. Paul
Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt
Old City walls
Fortaleza de Monte
Macau Museum
Kung Temple
Pawnshop Museum
Cultural Club
Ponte 16
Inner Harbour

Central West
BNU Bank Buildiing
Chinese Reading Room
St Francis Barracks and Garden
Military Club
Portuguese School
Plaza
Bank of China Tower
Lisboa Casino Hotel

Central North
St. Anthony Church
Camoes Garden
Morrison Hill Chapel
Protestant Cemetery
Casa Oriente
Temple

Central South
Happiness Street
St. Augustine Church
Dom Pedro V Theatre
Ho Tung Library
Asia Delta Bank
Seminary
St. Joseph Seminary Chapel
St. Lawrence Church

Southern Macau Peninsula
Avenida da Rep├║blica
Suprem Court
Governor’s House
Penha Hill
Former Bella Vista
Santa Sancha Palace
San Tiago Fort / Chapel
Ama Temple
Maritime Museum
Moorish Barracks
Macau Tower
Macau Legislative Buildings
Nam and Sai Van Lakes

NAPE Area
Macau Cultural Center
Macau Museum of art
Grand Prix Museum
Macau Wine Museum
Sands Casino
Galaxy Casino
Wynn Resorts Casino
Garden
UNESCO Centre
Kun Iam Statue
Docks: Bars and Cafes
Schools and Universities
New Yaohon
Jai a lai Casino
Fisherman’s Wharf
Floating Casino
Casa Real Casino
Kingsway Casino
PLA Barracks
Forum Sports Stadium

Horta e Costa Area
St. Michael Cementery and Chapel
St. Lazaro Church Area
Old Ladies Home
Dap Sehk Plaza Playground
Recreation Areas: Swimming Pools
Vasco da Gama Garden
Lou Lim Ioc Garden
Sut Yat Sen Memorial
Guia Hill
Guia Lighthouse and Chapel
Three lamps Area
Red Market
Water Reservoir
Lin Fung Temple

Mt. Rosa Garden
Mongha Hill
Barra Gate
Green Island
Macau Yatch club
St. Joseph the Worker Church
Macau Canidrome
Our Lady of Fatima Church

Taipa Island

Pou Tai Temple
University of Macau
Taipa Village
Firecracker Factory
Taipa House Museum
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Macau Jockey Club
Macau Stadium / Pool Complex
PLA Barracks
Four-Faced Buddha Shrine
Boy Scout Plaza
Macau International Airport
Hotels
University of Science and Technology

Coloane Island

Coloane Villa
St. Francis Zavier Chapel
A-Ma Statue and Cultural Village
Seac pai Van Park
Temples
Cheoc Van Beach
Hacsa Beach
Westin Resort Hotel and Golf Club
Walking Trails
Kaho Village
CEM Power Plant