Immerse yourself in over 400 years of multicultural history when you step out of the hotel’s front door and into the streets of central Macau. Gaze through time at breathtaking colonial ruins, or lose yourself amidst traditional Chinese gardens. Across the water, Cotai’s attractions are an emblem of modern Macau.
HISTORY & CULTURE
Macau was established as a Portuguese colony in 1557. Today, the streets and landmarks that surround the hotel still bear Portuguese names. Explore the city’s UNESCO-protected treasures, starting at the majestic Ruins of St. Paul’s. Fall in love with the church’s dramatic 17th-century façade against the cerulean sky, and then stroll down bustling to Senado Square, Macau’s city center. Savor the authentic local cuisine at one of the street’s myriad sidewalk stalls. Of course, the city is also rich in Chinese culture. Beautiful A-Ma Temple offers the opportunity to breathe in the fragrant scent of burning incense, and to admire stunning examples of Taoist architecture dedicated to the sea goddess Mazu.
Address:Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, Macau
Ruins of St. Paul’s
Address:Rua de São Paulo, Macau
Address:Rua de Sao Tiago de Barra and Calçada da Barra, Macau
Address:Travessa de António da Silva, Macau
Today, extravagant shows and events constitute a large part of Macau’s modern culture. Cross the slender bridge from Macau Peninsula to Taipa Island, where top Cotai shows include The House of Dancing Water and the House of Magic. Studio City’s 4D Batman Dark Flight simulator lets you fight Gotham City villains alongside the legendary superhero; while Broadway Food Street recreates an authentic hawker-style market. Alternatively, at Pier 16 Macau 3D World, you can experience immersive art by posing for photos across seven fascinating themes, ranging from Jurassic World to Romantic Story.
The streets surrounding the hotel are full of unique retail opportunities. Step out onto iconic thoroughfare San Ma Lo for a morning spent browsing traditional shops full of Chinese antiques and jewellery. Try local delicacies like durian ice cream and pork chop buns; before stocking up on modern fashions at popular department store New Yaohan. In the evening, you can arrange tickets to a concert, opera or ballet performance at the Macau Cultural Center.
Ponte 16 Macau
Address:Rua do Visconde Paço de Arcos, Macau
Address:Rua da Torre de Macau, Macau
Macau Cultural Center
Address:Avenida Xian Xing Hai, Macau
Sofitel is famous for its Cousu Main or bespoke service, which is why our dedicated concierge team is on hand to ensure that every aspect of your stay goes smoothly – from booking transport to making dinner reservations. Benefit from insider information about Macau’s history, as well as helpful advice about must-see attractions. With years of experience and a finger firmly on the city’s pulse, our concierges have what it takes to make your time with us unforgettable.
Discover the Authenticity of Macau
“Experience the UNESCO heritage sites including the Ruins of St. Paul, Senado Square and Monte Fort, Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 is the only international hotel in the center of the charming historical quarter overlooking the inner harbor and within walking distance to all these authentic attractions”
Suggestion from Chief Concierge, Osborn Dong at Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16
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