3 places in Macau to enjoy mind-blowing street art

Macau is a colorful and creative city, especially when you step away from luxury hotels, swanky malls, and extravagant casinos and look towards the city’s historic districts instead. Walk down the back streets or hidden allies, and you’ll see Macau’s old quarters beautifully mixed with modern art.

Here are the top three neighborhoods we recommend for enjoying street art in Macau. Write them down and enjoy a colorful walk, full of creativity and inspiration!

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1. Rua do Cunha

It is one of the busiest streets in Macau Taipei village, a culturally rich destination in the southern part of Taipa Island. Locals and tourists alike enjoy spending time here for authentic culinary and artistic scenes.

Rua do Cunha is best known as a food street, as renowned local restaurants, snack stalls, and gift shops are lined up on either side, making it a prime location for street eating and admiring artistic expression. by the side of the road.

2. Coloane Village

Coloane is one of the only neighborhoods in Macau to have retained most of its old appearance.

It still feels like a quaint fishing port and old-fashioned village, with Portuguese-style buildings, dwellings on stilts, and corrugated iron houses, along narrow cobbled roads.

That said, street art artists have also breathed new life into the village. If you look closely as you walk the small trails, you will see different styles of painted or carved murals through the buildings and walls.

Right next to two beautiful beaches, Cheoc Van and Hac Sa, Coloane is a great place to take a leisurely stroll and watch the sunset over the bay.

3. Place Ponte and Horta

Last but not least, if you only have time to visit one place to experience Macau’s unique street art, we think it is the place!

The neighborhood hosted a street arts festival in 2017, with the best local and international graffiti artists decorating the Old Quarter with trendy, modern and diverse wall art.

Note: you may have to get there early in the morning or wait until late at night to see some paintings on the metal doors of the stores. And of course, don’t forget to check the alleys as there are many notable works nestled there, waiting to reward intrepid travelers.

All images are courtesy of Keita.C and Jack Hoi

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