Surprising: Macao Museums in China’s resort city

surprising macao museums

Surprising Macao museums

Macao is the world’s densest city of the People’s Republic of China that is bordered by Zhuhai city in Guangdong and is a mix of the East and the West. While in Macao egg tarts are must haves for it serves Asia’s best egg tarts. Casinos make this city the world’s biggest money joint and make it popular in the arena of international tourism. Senado Square is the it hub of the city. So check out the surprising macao museums. Macao has a promising list of with its quality of services as you would find out in surprising Macao museums. Macao become only more enjoyable in a sure fire way with this list of surprising Macao museums.



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3D museum is the world’s first of its kind with 4D canvases. It offers 3D interactive experiences with photography points and theme zones. It is quite a treasure hunt with the dinosaurs and their gigantic jaws gaping at you. Michael Jackson’s thriller glove and his moves back in here will let you relive with the legend. Snowfalls would leave you awestruck.

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Grand Prix Museum is tell it all about the Macao Guia Circuit with the patrician of automobiles of the account of Macao. There is also an iconic race simulator too.

Macao is not a wine producing island but Macau Wine Museum in Se Macau has Bacchus serving in the Portuguese wine cellar and an avid collection of wine and wine bottles with wine tasting. Mannequins are dolled with traditional costumes as they stand by the wine bottles. There is a communal table in the centre topped with candelabrum where wine fests are held.

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Macao Museum in Mount Fortress or Hill of Fortaleza do Monte is a structure with fortification from the Neolithic 17th century built by Jesuits. It portrays the Chinese and Portuguese influences with maps of China international chinoiserie that chronicled the city. It shows the city in the light as it recreates it all about the city with the constructions and dioramas.

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Taipa Houses museum in the Taipa Island Avenida da Praia is the standing example of Macanese architecture modelled with green homes depicting the colonial era on Cota strip of Macau.

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Macao Art Museum portrays the contemporary art work from Macau and Southern China.

Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt is on San Antonio with the Granite Rock at the center of the crypt’s area and with relics. The façade is from 1800s. There are pageants of liturgy and crucifixes serving as the highlights. The St Michael modelled on a Japanese Jesuit is the must see.

Mandarin’s House is a Guangdong Family Residence with numerous odd rooms, French windows, Chinese beamed ceiling, corridors, moon doors and courtyards.

Macau Tea Culture house is in Lou Lim Loc Garden is a neo-colonial house with displays of antique tea pots and cups and portraying efficiently the Chinese traditions of drinking the brew called Tea. Macau Port or entrepot served as a gateway for the proliferation of mercantile Chinese Tea culture and focused tea tastings.

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Tap Seac Gallery is a Moorish baroque mansion and apparently the best contemporary art gallery on the wealthy Tap Seac district.

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Museum of Holy House of Mercy on Largo de Senado of Santa Casa Di Misericordia is a baroque edifice with ivory statues, colonnaded balcony, plaza, relics of bishop of Macau and Chinese manuscripts.

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Treasure of Sacred Art Museum on Sao Domingos Square is the 17th Century Baroque church of St Dominic and can be traced back to the late 1500s. It houses valuable sacred artefacts of the Catholic Diocese of St. Joseph’s Seminary. I can be touristy but worth visiting once in a while.

Pawn shop Museum of Tak Seng on and the virtue and success has maintained the originality back from the pawnshops in Mainland China since the beginning. It is at the prime of pawnshop trade in Macao and stands as a beacon of cultural heritage of the city.

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Maritime Museum on Pearl River Delta is a modern structure with displays of ethnography, sea manoeuvres and copious nautical mechanisms. The whalebone replica of a dragon boat which is a reminder of the city of the seventeenth century is the highlight of the museum. The esplanade has the views of the harbour.

The summary of surprising Macao museums lies in the fact that Macao has museums of historical and cultural value that portrays its history. Share your thoughts by commenting below on surprising Macao museums.

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  1. Now these are some nice and innovative museums, especially the first one where you have 4D on 3D canvas. That would be such an optical illusion. Thanks for sharing these.

  2. I love the 3D Museum, those 4D Canvas looks so much fun! I must say too that some buildings have beautiful architecture like the Taipa Houses museum – I am happily surprised!

  3. Great list! Macau is so much more than just gambling and craziness. I’ll have to go back and check out these museums.

  4. Macao looks like such a fun place to visit. After reading your post we are adding it to our travel list. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Awesome post, thank you for sharing your thoughts on Macao the Taipa house looks so beautiful and scenic!

  6. This is such a great post to show the many traveling sights one can see while visiting Macao. I think the 3D Museum sounds the most appealing to me then followed by the grand prix museum. Your ost offers a selections that everyone in the family is sure to find at least one place they would want to experince

  7. I loved learning about all the museums in Macao. Usually, when someone talks about it, they just mention the casinos. 3D dinosaur jaws must be astounding.

  8. These museums look like so much fun! I have never been one for gambling, so I would be 100% down to visit these other cool attractions.

  9. I didn’t know there were so many museums in Macao! The 3D and the art museums are ones I would like to check out, thanks for the advice!

  10. Wow, there sure are a lot of museums in Macao and such big variety too. That 3D museum looks amazing, what fun. Although the dinosaurs would probably have me running for the hills 😉

  11. I’ve been to Macau but never really got a chance to explore its museums. The ones you’ve listed looks and sounds interesting, especially the Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt and the Mandarin’s House. Exploring these will be such a refreshing way to experience Macau 🙂

  12. The 3D museums with the 4D canvas sounds like so much fun! I’d love to see the hungry dinosaurs and the Michael Jackson scene! It’s also interesting to see the Moorish architectural influence in China!

  13. Oh wow! I had no idea this existed! I wish we had something like this here!! The 3D looks so real and lifelike!!!

  14. 3D Museum sounds interesting! It definitely sounds like loads of things to see in Macau. Love those green houses.

  15. That museum looks interesting! And building is beautiful. I want to visit it when I go to China.

  16. This place looks like so much fun. I want to go to China, and then visit that place. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Wow I would totally love to visit here one day!!! Your photographs make it look so awesome! Putting this on my bucket list 🙂

  18. Wow the architechure in the Macao area is amazing. If you didnt do this post I would of never expected this kind of scenery in China.

  19. These are some different museums!! The Pawn Shop museum is definitely a first for me,and I couldn’t resist a visit to the tea museum.

  20. Oh wow so many museums! I almost went to Macao on a day trip but ended up running out of time ):
    It will definitely be on my list of places to visit the next time I am in that area of the world

  21. We love museums and the ones listed by you sound fascinating. They provide a peep into the history, culture and heritage of Macau. It is a pity that we were in Macau only for a day and could not visit these museums. Will include them in our next trip. Thanks for a fresh perspective of Macau.

  22. These museums are so diverse & each offer something unique. The 3D museum sounds really cool! I love that first pic, BTW!

  23. Josselyn Radillo : September 20, 2017 at 2:59 am

    I love the 3D Museum, those 4D Canvas looks so amazing!! I’m def adding this place to my bucket list.

  24. I always wondered in which country is the city of Macao, finally today I got to know its China. I would love to visit the 3D museum and experience the snowfall there!I would also love to check out the wine museum.

  25. With the help of such a wonderful post.. we visit every sorts of interesting places.. sitting at your home.. seriously wow !!

  26. I cannot wait to do my tour of China. I’ve never even heard of this place. I am LOVING the Taipa houses!!! I will be researching to see if it needs to put on my Places to Visit in China list. Thanks!

  27. What a beautiful location. I have always wanted to visit China. This makes me want to visit even more!

  28. These are some really nice museums. What a beautiful location!

  29. I have only ever heard about all the casino’s it was a welcome change to hear about the 3D Museum sounds and the grand prix museum. awesome to get a fresh perspective of Macau.

  30. So many unique and interesting museums. I really would love to visit the 3D one.

  31. Wow!! It looks like a great place to visit. I wanted to go in 3d museum It’s amazing that paintings are almost true, Very creative and nice idea. I am definitely add this to my book mark for my future references to my next travel visit.

  32. Very informative, I love the 3D museum most! I will have to work on visiting China because of this post!

  33. In Singapore, we usually call in Macau. I was surprised to see my fellow blogger friend’s photo over here (sengkang babies). Nice to see your listicle post about the museums in Macau!

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