Macau Senado Square located on reclaimed Largo do Senado, Macau. We offer complete Senado Square tour packages, destination best tour offers and travel deals and Destination holiday packages for family. The Senado Square, or Senate Square, is a paved town square in Macau, China and part of the UNESCO Historic Centre of Macau World Heritage Site.It is an elongated triangular shaped square and connects Largo do Sao Domingos at one end and Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro on the other.It covers an area of 3,700 square meters.this is one of the four largest squares in Macau.
The square is so named as since Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) it has been in front of the Leal Senado Building. During the era of Portuguese control this is where the local authorities used to review the troops on their inaugurations. In 1940, there was a statue of a Portuguese soldier named Mesquita in its centre. He was responsible for the deaths of many Chinese soldiers during the hostilities with the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Understandably, the statue has been destroyed by Chinese people and replaced by a fountain; this is why the square is also called "the Fountain".
In the early 1990s, the authority hired some Portuguese experts to pave the square with a wave-patterned mosaic of colored stones. From then on this area has become a popular place for cultural activities in Macau. The buildings around the Senado Square have a long history and have many western features, so they have been well protected by the authority and no one is allowed to alter the facades of these buildings.
There are shopping centers and traditional Chinese restaurants around the square. Fashion clothes, famous snacks and the scenic environment make it a famous attraction. Firework displays, lion and dragon dances are usually held on special days such as the Chinese Spring Festival and Christmas. One can go and enjoy those activities.
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