Macau: Senado Square & St. Paul Ruins

St. Paul Ruins, Macau

Our afternoon activities in Macau consists of going to Senado Square and to see the famous St. Paul Ruins up close. And as I've mentioned on my previous blog post about the Venetian, transportation around is Macau is just a breeze. City of Dreams Macau has got it all covered because they have shuttles that go to and fro different tourist destination around Macau. So right after Venetian, we went to City of Dreams to ride the shuttle and alight at Taipa. From there, we walked our way through Senado Square. It was hard to ask directions from the locals but it's really nice that they try their best to help us. One local even has a translator app in his phone so he can understand where we want to go. 

And after walking for like an hour, we were able to see Senado Sqaure. Senado Square is part of UNESCO Historic Centre of Macau World Heritage Site. So no wonder there are a lot of tourist even on this side of Macau. During our visit, there are free massage for the elderly people along the park. The crowd also seemed to be going to St. Paul Ruins. Good thing here is, there are street signs everywhere and you won't get lost because the signs are easy to follow. 
St. Paul Ruins, Macau

St. Paul Ruins, Macau

St. Paul Ruins, Macau
Finding our way to Senado Square

St. Paul Ruins, Macau

St. Paul Ruins, Macau
Late lunch. Chinese food of course!

St. Paul Ruins, Macau
Senado Square

St. Paul Ruins, Macau
All these directions and I can't still find my way to you. (WHAT. Hugot pa more.)

St. Paul Ruins, Macau

The streets leading to St. Paul Ruins are very narrow and since there are a lot of tourists, it's a lot harder to move around. The weather is also not cooperating since it's very hot! But even though it's hot, we were quite entertained with all the stores on the side walk. And mind you, there are lots of them! From clothing to shoes to food and pasalubong. This is also where I get to see lots of beef jerky being sold per piece! Had I known back then that this was delicious, I could have bought lots for myself. LOL! Also, if you're planning to buy pasalubong for loved ones, this is also a good place to buy some.

St. Paul Ruins, Macau

St. Paul Ruins, Macau

Beef Jerkyyyyyyyy <3

St. Paul Ruins, Macau

St. Paul Ruins, Macau
Almond matcha from DQ is love. Can we have it here?

St. Paul Ruins, Macau

Andddd, the infamous St. Paul Ruins. St. Paul Ruins or also known as "Mater Dei" before it was took off by fire on 1835 was a church and a school. After the fire, only the front facade remains and its stairs leading up to the supposed to be entrance of the church and school. Nonetheless, it remained to be a historic site and a popular destination for tourist around Macau. Didn't climbed the stairs though, I'm contented with seeing it this close. haha! It's also hard to get a "clean" shot of this because tourists flock everywhere. So there. :)

St. Paul Ruins, Macau

St. Paul Ruins, Macau
More Beef Jerkeyyyy! :P~~~

St. Paul Ruins, Macau
What is Macau without the slot machines? Hihi

St. Paul Ruins, Macau

St. Paul Ruins, Macau

T'was indeed a tiring day! After seeing St. Paul Ruins, we went back to ride the shuttle to Studio City. We're supposed to transfer to another shuttle heading to the Cotai Ferry Terminal but we got lost inside Studio's City awesome interior. haha! I'll try to blog about it soon. :) I guess a day in Macau is worth it, saw a lot of fancy stuff and well, first times are always the best. :)



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11 comments:

  1. First of all, I am sure you had a grand time there in Macau. Food looks amazingly familiar and good. And because it is Cantonese Chinese food, then it is good. Period. Simply good.

    As for the ruins, where there is only the front facade left... I had seen it time and again on photos, but it is only now that I had a passing thought. It was built in the 1800s, we have so many churches in the Philippines built earlier that tourists could go to and not to worry about too many people making it hard to take photos.

    We are lucky, aren't we?

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  2. This was such a nice read. It gave me a totally different perspective of Macau. It was never really in my places to visit. All my friends who have been there only talked about shopping and casinos so reading your post was like a breath of fresh air. I'd be planning a trip to Macau soon.

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  3. This is so much a different scenery all together compared to Europe. I really would love to travel through some asian countries , if the flights weren't that long ! What really amuses me , is that there are no blond people to see on all your pics , but that's just a short off topic note. The food looks so so yummy , I love asian food in general , but that looks awesome juicy and scrumptious! Great images !

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  4. The slot machines and the matcha's... <3
    Macau looks fabulous and historic. I'm glad you had some fun... Travelling is life afterall:)
    Great pics!

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  5. Ooh, I love those beef jerkies! I remember bringing those polvoron-like pasalubongs home also from our Macau trip. It was many years ago though and there was no COD yet. And I remember having to go around by taxi as we were not aware of any shuttles going around.

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  6. I would love to go to Macau and eat Chinese food! I grew up near Chinatpwn so I really have a taste for any kind of Chinese food. That is sad that St. Paul's burned down. How interesting that the ruins have become a tourist attraction! You never know what people are going to want to see.

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  7. It looks like a mix of different cities I can relate. The old St Paul ruins remind of southern France, at least some part with the pavements architecture and all. But the huge buildings reminds of some US cities as well. Looks like a really great place to visit anyway

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  8. So many nice pictures. What a wonderful sight seeing. I hope I will make it there once. Would be lovely to see this for myself!

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  9. I have never been to Macau but this place looks really inviting.. I see some similarities with our country and it is also nice to see an interesting mix of culture here.. only the facade of St Paul remain standing? The crowd was really overwhelming hehe
    thanks for sharing us your journey

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  10. Wow there's a freakin lot of people. I'm glad you still enjoyed your stay! Love the many variants of beef jerky!

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  11. Macau is such a beautiful place that I would love to visit someday! I am also looking forward to trying out their food :) Those beef jerky!! <3

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