Senado Square

Senado Square has always been the city
centre. In the past, this was where the governors inspected military troops
and the police force when they took up their posts.

Senado Square

Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro
Largo do Leal Senado

Senado Square

Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro was constructed in 1918 linking Praia Grande
with the inner harbour, and passing through the old “Christian quarter” and “Chinatown”.

Senado Square

In front of the former Senado Building which now houses the city administrative offices.

Senado Square

Senado Square

Senado Square

The central fountain is decorated several times a year to display the season and festivities.

Senado Square

Most of the buildings around Largo do Leal
Senado are neoclassical in style and some are Classified Monuments or
Classified Buildings of Architectural Interest including the Civic and
Municipal Affairs Bureau Building, the Post Office Building and the Santa
Casa da Misericórdia.

Senado Square

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Post Office Building

Throughout the yea many celebrations
are still held at the Senado Square.

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Senado Square

Senado Square

Senado Square

Senado Square

Senado Square

Just off the Senado Square are small alleys with interesting histories.

 

Senado Square

Senado Square

In the Senado Square you can buy your medicines right here in the Pharmacia Popular.

Senado Square

Several food outlets, cafes and restaurants will fill your hungry stomachs.

Senado Square

The Travessa Sto. Domingos leads up to the Roman Catholic Cathedral.

Senado Square

Get your American coffee here.

Senado Square

May 13 procession of Our Lady of Fatima begins in the São Domingos Church.

Senado Square

Largo do São Domingos was named after
St. Dominic’s Church and connects Rua de São Domingos, Travessa
do Soriano and Largo do Senado. It is a prosperous zone for business and
cultural activities alike.

Senado Square

Senado Square

Huge Lantern Pagoda celebrates Chinese Lantern Festival.