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Macau Cathedral Parish, in Portuguese Freguesia da Sé and NAPE
THE Cathedral Parish NAPE attractions ranges from the Macau Ferry Terminal
all the way down to the Wynn and MGM One Central Resorts Area. Located here are the major entertainment
complexes of the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, Sand Casino among others.
Major museums and cultural buildings include the Cultural Centre, Art Museum, Handover Museums, Wine Museum and Grandprix Museum.
The Avenida Sun Yat Sen is the main coastal road here. The Avenida de Amizade may be considered the true Macau Strip because some of the biggest Casinos are located here.
The following are the Top Attractions of the Cathedral Parish NAPE Area.
The Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, the first theme park in Macau, is a place you should never miss in your stay in Macau. What more, entrance is FREE. And for this reason you may want to come back again and again.
One of the newer casinos in town. This one is directly connected to the Ferry Terminal, attracting those gamblers who don’t want to waste time going anywhere else.
Golden Lotus Square
Across the Centre is the The Lotus Square or Golden Lotus Square which features the The area features the large sculpture of “Lotus Flower In Full Bloom” presented by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China in 1999, marks the transfer of the sovereignty of Macau from Portugal to the People’s Republic of China.
This 1400 square-meter Wine Museum is divided into different areas (Historical information/Wine Cellar/Museum and Exhibitions), using several types of supports: maps, texts, photos, tiles and videos, among others.
Grand Prix Museum
Former winners of the Macau Grand Prix include popular and great names such as Ayrton Senna, brothers Michael and Ralf Schumacher, and David Coulthard. For this reason, the Macau Grand Prix Museum was built.
The Sands Casino Macau is owned by Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas
Sands and was the largest casino in the world prior to the opening of the Sands Venetian Macau.
Macau Cultural Center
The Macau Cultural Centre (i.e. Centro Cultural de Macau) was established in 1999, for the purpose of offering unique venues for artistic events, international conferences and exhibitions, enhancing cultural exchange, and helping to expand culture horizons among Macau residents. Hundreds of programs and events take place there almost every day, e.g. martial arts performances, Chinese traditional music, foreign music, varies types of dancing, etc.
Macau Museum of art
One of the premier attractions of Macau is the Macau Museum of Art. This museum showcases the cultural and artistic side of Macau, underneath the casinos and the fast-paced way of living.
The Handover Gifts Museum of Macau is situated on the site of the Macau handover ceremony of the Sino-Portuguese Governments. Why not pop along to this permanent exhibition for an insightful ‘tour’ of the unique history of the territory, while admiring some unique works of art?
Kun Iam Statue
Located on the Outer Harbour, this statue, dedicated to Goddess of Kun Iam (Goddess of Mercy) is 20 meters tall and made of special bronze. The dome shape base like a lotus flower, is an ecumenical centre where information is available on Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
MGM Grand Macau
The unique architecture of the MGM Grand Macau allows its guest and passers-by to witness a visual feast with its majestic appearance. The structure is divided into three segments of brilliant gold, which will undoubtedly appear like waves reflecting the South China Sea with its waterfront location.
Lights & Sounds Shows at the Grande Praca
The Grande Praca is what sets MGM Grand Macau apart from most of the hotels in this peninsula. This European-inspired 25-meter floor to glass ceiling feature is designed after the Portugal town squares, hence, the presence of spectacular landscapes.
The “Lights & Sounds” tribute daily after sunset at MGM Grand Macau – Central Plaza, where images of special themes, incredible visuals and music to match. (Nightly from 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.)
Wynn Macau Resorts Casino
Wynn Macau Tree of Prosperity
The iconic golden Tree of Prosperity with over 2,000 branches and 98,000 leaves composed of 24-karat gold leaf and brass leaf is a symbol of auspiciousness. Designed to thrill and excite guests as they enter Wynn Macau, the Tree of Prosperity performance is a choreographic masterpiece of shimmering, sculptural patterns, music, video and light. This centerpiece, which fills the atrium, depicting Chinese and western astrological symbols, rises from below at the finale of the performance and transforms into the vibrant colors of the four seasons.
Show Hours: Lasts for 7 minutes, daily at 30 minutes intervals from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Wynn Macau Dragon of Fortune
Symbolizing vitality, good fortune and well -being, the Dragon of Fortune combines traditional sculptural art, modern lighting and audio effects in a dramatic display at the Rotunda atrium of Wynn Macau. The Dragon emerges in a rolling fog and rises to a height of 28 feet, featuring an animated head complete with glowing eyes and smoke billowing from its nostrils. The beautiful Lotus Blossom opens twelve feet in diameter and produces a dramatic crystal light effect.
Show Hours: Last for 4 minutes, daily at 30 minutes intervals from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Wynn Macau Resort Performance Lake
The Performance Lake located at the open area just in front of Wynn Macau. In the Performance Lake, lofty plumes of water and fire shimmer and dance through the air to classical and popular music, as well as Broadway show tunes.
To present this delightful illumination of water, light, color and fire, the Lake houses over 200 water nozzles and shooters and holds 800,000 gallons of water. This vibrant performance expressing a complexity of moods, rhythms and emotions provides a joyous and fascinating entertainment.
Show Hours: Daily at 15 minutes intervals from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Comendador Ho Yin Garden features the Orient Arch and provides a quiet retreat with tree-shaded benches and tables for chess players, landscaped shrubberies, bamboo groves, a playground, and a small cafe.
Address: Alameda Dr. Carlos de Assumpção, Macau
Opening hours: 06:00 – 23:00
Bronze statue of Xian Xinghai
The bronze statue of Xian Xinghai is located at the junction of Avenida Xian Xing Hai and Rua de Berlim. Born in Macau, Xian Xinghai is regarded as the Chinese peoples musician and the herald of modern Chinese music. The prolific musician composed many stunning agitato pieces, of which his Yellow River Cantata is one of the best-known. The bold and lively Yellow River Cantata is a paean expression of the firm and unyielding spirit of the Chinese to defend the homeland.
Lan Kwai Fong Casino Hotel
Terminal Maritimo e Heliporto