The Maritime Museum is located at the place where the first European settlers came on the beach. Carefully recovered the house museum Taipa, showing the architectural splendor of Macau from 1920 until today. There is Museum of Art, galleries dedicated to the Chinese calligraphy, painting and ceramics. Here you will find glamorous casinos, cool bars and hot night shows and performances that are unrivaled worldwide. Exciting bustle of the peninsula is balanced by the tranquility and natural beauty of the island of Coloane. With its two beaches, HAC-SA and Cheoc Van, are perfect for lazy afternoons sunbathing and swimming and Coloane Park can also boast with its walking paths and excellent conditions for a picnic.
40 miles from Hong Kong, Macao small state is hardly much different from his older brother China. The former Portuguese colony offered to help a unique cultural mix, from Mediterranean feeling in pastel colors of the buildings and civic squares, but also the candid details of Chinese art. Cantonese is the language that is heard most often on the streets, in the dim houses to drink coffee with Portuguese sweets and most strange is that you may find a statue of Buddha in a Catholic basilica. Something more, Macau is so small it can be easily explored on foot. Whole area is only about 11 square miles, consisting of peninsula and two islands in the estuary of Pearl River. Like Hong Kong, Macau is a Special Administrative Region of China, but its history goes back much longer than the former British territory. The Portuguese established the settlement of the peninsula in 1557 and it retains its sovereignty to its submission to the People's Republic of China in 1999. Macao is the historic center, as the treasury of China and the Portuguese architecture, which is a UNESCO since 2005. This includes more than 20 buildings and monuments officially, some of which are related to the a labyrinth of cobbled streets and alleys. In the heart of the historical center is Senado, surrounded of majestic colonnades of the 19th century. Here the local people of all ages gather for meetings. Not far away from the city center is A-Ma Temple, the oldest building on the peninsula. Built in 1488 in honor of the goddess Mazu sea and a kind of labyrinth of sharp staircases, gardens and rooms. Not all architectural sights of Macau speak about previous eras. Rising above the Pearl River Tower in view of guarantee amazing sensations. Observation Dome is 764 feet. If you have the courage to jump on it and 5 seconds to fly rapidly down. Macao has an unusual variety of museums, which cover all aspects of its history and culture.