Macau Discovery Tour | Banyan Tree Macau

Macau Discovery Tour

While you are here, be sure to venture outdoors and explore Macau. Hop on our Macau Discovery Tour and we’ll bring you to the 388-meter Macau Tower with breathtaking views over Macau and neighbouring Zhuhai. Then, step back in time and visit the city’s oldest shrine to the goddess of the sea: the A-Ma Temple. From there, you will explore the Ruins of St. Paul’s, the façade of the old St. Paul’s Church which opened in the 16th century and served as Asia’s first Western college. Just down the road, in the heart of Senado Square is the beautiful St. Dominic’s Church which dates back to the early 1600s, when it was founded by the Dominicans. After you have strolled through Senado Square, you will travel on to Taipa to visit the Taipa Houses Museum. Originally built in 1921 as the residences for the well-to-do, today, the Taipa Houses Museum tells stories of Macau’s past as individual museums.

Highlights

St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral

One of Macau’s most impressive and most-photographed landmarks on Rua de S?o Paulo was built at the start of the 17th century, but largely destroyed by a fire in 1985, leaving only the fa?ade with its splendid statues and reliefs.

Largo di Senado square
Largo di Senado square

Also known as Senate Square, Macau’s historic city centre along Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro is home to a rich collection of impressive colonial landmarks including St Dominic’s Church and the Holy House of Mercy.

A-Ma Temple
A-Ma Temple

One of Macau’s most famous Chinese Buddhist temples is half way up the western slope of Barra Hill. Burn sticks of incense honouring the sea goddess Mazu for ‘good joss’.

Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre
Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre

Opened on 19th December, 2001, Macau Tower is 338 metres in height. It is an elegant construction offering magnificent panoramic views all over Macau and much of the Pearl River Delta from its observation deck and revolving restaurant, at the 223-metre level. There is the opportunity to walk around the outside of the tower, for instance “Skywalk X”.

Besides the tower, there are restaurants, cinema, a 2-level basement, an outdoor plaza and a 4-floor Convention and Entertainment Centre.

Taipa Houses-Museum
Taipa Houses-Museum

The Taipa Houses-Museum was built in 1921, which had been the residences for high superiors and Macanese families. In the 80’s, the Tourist Department of Macau (now the Macau Government Tourist Office) bought and recovered them. In late 90’s, the government decided to fully remodel them, recognising its important architectural value, transforming them into museums and renaming the houses as “Macanese House”, “House of the Islands”, “House of the Portugal Regions”, “Exhibition Gallery” and “House for Reception” The Taipa Houses-Museum opened to public on 5 December 1999 and is administrated by the Civil and Municipal Affairs Bureau.

Activity Information

Activity Type
Around the Resort