4 Unmissable Destinations in Macau for Arts and Culture Enthusiasts
by: The Beat Asia
July 18, 2023
Travelling to a place known for its arts and culture will allow you to unleash your creative imagination while immersing yourself in every local artist’s legacy and historical tales.
Whether you just want to stroll through a Macanese street adorned with colourful murals or join interesting cultural awareness workshops, here are some remarkable places that you may visit to delve into the depths of Macau's societies.
Macau Science Center
Known for its strikingly conical-shaped structure, the Macau Science Center was established in an effort to promote science education, as well as provide an additional landmark for tourism.
The Exhibition Center spans an impressive 5,800 square meters and is home to 12 permanent art galleries. These galleries cover a wide range of topics, including space science, children's science, nautical science, robotics, acoustics, physics mechanics, genetics, eco-conservation, electromagnetics, and more.
You should also not miss its centrepiece, the Planetarium, which is equipped with interactive controls and high-resolution 3D digital projectors. Here, you may see digital dome films available on multi-lingual channels. To learn more about the latest news at the science museum, visit its website.
Location: Macau Science Center, Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-sen
Grand Prix Museum
Step into the thrilling world of motorsports at the Grand Prix Museum. This arts and culture destination is home to Madame Tussauds, where you can see wax figures of renowned racing drivers such as John Macdonald, Ron Haslam, Michael Rutter, Robert Huff, and Edoardo Mortara, among many other attractions.
The museum also provides guided tours for schools, educational institutions, and non-profit organisations on a reservation-only basis. Click here to learn more.
Location: Macao Grand Prix Museum, Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes n.° 431, Macau
Crazy Hall No. 10 Creative Park
This arts and culture destination serves as an independent architectural space for Macau’s artistic communities. It is housed in a three-storey building designed in neoclassical Portuguese architecture. Visitors can explore its exhibition space composed of art classrooms, a movie theatre, libraries, and outdoor performance areas.
To further promote arts and culture among young people, the creative park organises various workshops, including children’s art, handicrafts, music, and foreign cultures.
Location: Creative Park, No. 10, Xie Lane, Crazy Hall, Wangde Parish District, Macau
Taipa Village Macau
Located in the heart of Taipa Village, this art gallery is a must-see for art lovers, as it is a cultural pilgrimage for cultural and creative artists where they showcase their works about Macau’s authentic and colourful history and unique heritage.
This landmark destination has been recognised as one of the local cultural and creative entities in the Macau Cultural and Creative Map (CCM Map) released by The Cultural Affairs Bureau since 2017.
Location: Taipa Village, Rua dos Clerigos, Taipa, Macau
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