Top Spots for a Selfie in Macau

By Doris Lam

Looking to upgrade your selfie game? Macao’s luxe hotels and ancient Portuguese landmarks may be able to help. Practice your poses, pick out your best outfit and get your cameras ready as we dive into the best locations for photos in town.

Ruins of St. Paul
There’s no doubt that Ruins of St. Paul is Macau’s most famous landmark. Built-in 1630 and restored in 1995, the attraction is usually packed with tourists trying to get a selfie. To get the most out of your visit, try different angles and shots such as taking one from the stairs leading up to the ruins to capture the entire landmark in your photo, or pose next to the pillars to get a more minimalistic photo. Heading there on a weekday morning to avoid the crowd.

Read more about Architectural landmarks in Macau HERE 

Address: Company of Jesus Square, Macau

Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady
The unique multiculturalism of Macau is that its architecture fully reflects the city’s East-meets-West history. Macau is a place of freedom of worship, Catholicism was the the official religion by Portuguese government in the past, thus you can find beautiful churches around in the city.  First built in 1576, Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady is the current cathedral of the Diocese of Macau. 

Photography: Senado Square (Left), Lou Kau Mansion

Strolling further, you can reach Senado Square, an iconic urban parade with its swirling paving patterns and pastel-coloured, neoclassical buildings and porticos. Explore Lou Kau Mansion or the Lover Lane ( Travessa da Paixão ) for more photography inspirations. For shopaholics,  you can explore O Moon boutique, a “ Must take picture” spot for selfie fans and lovers of Hello Kitty. Inspired by its home city’s colors of blue and white, pictures of its unique full moon decoration and famous Macau attractions adorned its walls.


Address: Travessa do Bispo, No 6 

Our Lady of Penha Church
Our Lady of Penha Church was first founded in 1622 and rebuilt in 1935. Standing on the hilltop of Penha Hill, the majestic staircase leading up to the church is perfect for couples looking for a fairytale-esque backdrop for their engagement photos. Don’t forget to put down your phone for a moment to absorb in the beautiful city view when you reach the top! 

Address: Hilltop of Penha Hill, Macau
Phone: +853 2857 2801
Read more about Macau’s most beautiful churches HERE

Parisian Macao
Get your camera ready! Now you don't have to fly to Paris to witness the romantic icon of love, where countless couples express their love. The Parisian Macao, with its opulent re-creations of French iconography -  a half-size 162 meters tall (38 floors)  Eiffel Tower. You will be amazed by your selfies whether you are at the ground floor, the 7th or 37th floor.

Location: Parisian Macao

Holy House of Mercy Verandah
Hidden in Senado Square, the Holy House of Mercy museum offers one of the best views in the city. Head up to the balcony area on the second floor, where you’ll find photogenic rustic tiles and classy ceiling fans. Windows are painted in a deep green hue that contrasts beautifully against the white walls.

Read more about Macau’s most beautiful churches HERE

Address: Travessa da Misericordia, No.2, Macao
Phone: +853 2857 3938 / 2833 7503

Taipa Village

Taipa Village is the hippest shopping and dining district in Macau. Young shops such as Joker’s Barbershop & Grooming and Tim & Daf’s Restaurant’s quirky exteriors make them prime spots for fun, lighthearted photos. Don’t know where to start? Head up Bella Taipa’s rooftop area for happy hour selfies and observe the village from above to locate your next selfie location.

Read more about Taipa Village HERE

Address: Taipa Village, Rua Do Cunha, Macau

Fisherman's Wharf
Located close by the Macau Ferry Terminal and Heliport, Macau Fisherman’s Wharf is the largest entertainment area in Macau. The European-themed space is home to the Roman Amphitheatre, an outdoor Colosseum that is perfect for photos. To match the theme of the Fisherman’s Wharf, try your luck at thrift shopping to find the perfect vintage outfit.

Address: Avenida da Amizade e Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macau

Rua Da Felicidade
This little picturesque street, Rus Da Felicidade is filled with rows of traditional Chinese buildings, with the doors and windows painted in bright red. Although it was once the red light district of Macau, you’ll restaurants and gift shops in its place today. Go during early mornings to avoid tourists photo bombing your selfies, and to get a beautiful shot of the closed doors and windows as your background.

Read more about Macau's Old Streets HERE

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