Monday, 7 March 2011

Rocks Hotel Macau

Situated along the Fisherman’s Wharf, the Rocks Hotel Macau is just steps from the downtown area. Within minutes of the hotel, guests will find area attractions as well as shopping centers, dining options, and entertainment venues. Guests will be able to walk to the Fisherman’s Wharf from the hotel as well. The Rocks Hotel Macau is accessible by public transportation options. The airport, the ferry terminal and the city center are all just minutes away from the accommodation. 

The establishment of the Rocks Hotel Macau was built in the eighteenth century and retains historic detail but with modern accommodation. Amenities of the hotel include a restaurant, a sky lounge, a swimming pool, and sea views. The accommodation is a five story boutique style hotel designed to accommodate both business and leisure guests.

Leal Senado' Building

Originally built in 1784, this was Macau's first municipal chamber, a function it maintains to the present. The name "Leal Senado" ("Loyal Senate") derives from the title "City of Our Name of God Macau, There is None More Loyal" which was bestowed by Portuguese King Dom John IV in 1654. The "Leal Senado" Building is neo-classical in design and has retained all its original master walls and primary layout, including the courtyard garden in the back. Inside the building on the first floor there is a ceremonial meeting room that opens onto an elaborate carved library styled after the library of Mafra Convent in Portugal, and a small chapel.

Mount Fortress

Built in conjunction with the Jesuits from 1617 to 1626, this was the city's principal military defence structure. The fortress was equipped with cannons, military barracks, wells and an arsenal that held sufficient ammunition and supplies to endure a siege lasting up to two years. The fortress covers an area of 10,000 square metres, in the shape of a trapezoid. The four corners of the fortress protrude to form bulwarks.

Macau Fisherman's Wharf

Macau Fisherman's Wharf is a 111,500m² park and the first-ever cultural, themed and creative attraction in the tourism industry of Macau. It is centrally located in the outer harbour and it is not purely a theme park, but also combines dining, shopping, entertainment, accommodation, convention and exhibition facilities in one single location which takes just a 5-minute walk from the Macau-HK Ferry Terminal and Heliport.
Be it for business or pleasure, visitors are able to find a brand new experience in this entertainment complex.
Address: Avenida da Amizade e Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macau
Free admission

Guia Fortress (including Guia Chapel and Lighthouse)

The fortress was built between 1622 and 1638. Inside the fortress stands Guia Chapel, originally established by Clarist nuns, who resided at the site before establishing the Convent of St. Clare. The chapel's elaborate frescoes depict representations of both western and Chinese themes, displaying motifs of religious and mythological inspiration that are a perfect example of Macau's multicultural dimension. Guia Lighthouse, dating from 1865, which also stands within the perimeter, is the first modern lighthouse on the Chinese coast. Guia Fortress, along with the chapel and lighthouse are symbols of Macau's maritime, military and missionary past.

My Lunch At Macau