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Holy House of Mercy

The Holy House of Mercy (Santa Casa da Misericórdia, 仁慈堂大樓on Senado Square was built in 1569 on the orders of the Bishop of Macau as a branch of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia.

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Chinese Octagonal Pavilion Library

Built in the 1920’s, this was Macau’s first Chinese library and the first library opened to the public. It was built with funds raised by the community to help promote literacy in the Chinese community. Its full name is the Reading Room of the Macau Chamber of Commerce, but it is more commonly known as the ‘Octagonal Library’, or ‘Octagonal Pavilion Library’.

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Monte Forte

Monte Fort (Fortaleza do Monte, 大炮台), or the ‘Fortress of Our Lady of the Mount of St. Paul’ is the historical military centre of Macau.

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Leal Senado

Overlooking Senado Square, Leal Senado (Loyal Senate) was the seat of the Portuguese government in Macau.

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Wynn Macau Casino

Wynn Macau Casino (永利澳門渡假村), which is owned by Wynn Resorts, opened to the public in 2006 (after the monopoly of Stanley Ho’s company STDM came to an end in 2000).

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Casino Lisboa

Casino Lisboa (葡京娛樂場) is the original casino in Macau, built in the late 1960s by Stanley Ho and acquaintances. It consisted of the casino itself and the distinctive 12 story round tower hotel.

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MGM Macau Casino

The MGM Macau Casino (美高梅) stands on the Avenida Dr Sun Yat Sen, the long road running alongside the Outer Harbour, linking the Ferry Terminal to the Macau Tower.

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Grand Lisboa Casino

Grand Lisboa Casino (新葡京) is located in the heart of Macau, where this stunning building in the shape of a golden lotus leaf dominates the local skyline.

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Macau Grand Prix (and Museum)

The Macau Grand Prix (Museu do Grande Prémio, 大賽車博物館is held on the second or third weekend of November each year, and is the only street racing circuit where both cars and motorcycle races race on the same city track.

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Macau Tower

Standing proud between Sai Van Lake and the South China Sea, the Macau Tower (Centro de Convenções e Entretenimento da Torre de Macau, 澳門旅遊塔會展娛樂中心) is a great destination for adventure, entertainment or just a stroll along the sea front.

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