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.
Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro
Largo do Leal Senado
Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro was constructed in 1918 linking Praia Grande
with the inner harbour, and passing through the old “Christian quarter” and “Chinatown”.
In front of the former Senado Building which now houses the city administrative offices.
The central fountain is decorated several times a year to display the season and festivities.
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.
Post Office Building
Throughout the yea many celebrations
are still held at the Senado Square.
Just off the Senado Square are small alleys with interesting histories.
In the Senado Square you can buy your medicines right here in the Pharmacia Popular.
Several food outlets, cafes and restaurants will fill your hungry stomachs.
The Travessa Sto. Domingos leads up to the Roman Catholic Cathedral.
Get your American coffee here.
May 13 procession of Our Lady of Fatima begins in the São Domingos Church.
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.
Huge Lantern Pagoda celebrates Chinese Lantern Festival.