Taipa Village is a culturally diverse destination that provides a glimpse of the local life. Tucked away in the oldest and most preserved area of Taipa, it was formerly home to local fishermen. Abundant with traditional shophouses and quaint cobbled streets, the village offers a different sight to the neighboring Cotai Strip. Emphasizing a beautiful blend of Portuguese and Chinese architecture, and with unmistakable Mediterranean touches, Taipa Village is a unique landmark destination that offers visitors sight and taste of the original, authentic Macau.
The area has developed greatly over the last few years, becoming the must-visit site for tourists and favored hang-out for locals. There is a wide range of restaurants offering a variety of Asian and European cuisines. In fact, some of the most popular Portuguese restaurants are located on the streets of the village.
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The Blissful Carrot, Macau’s favorite vegetarian takeaway eatery is also located in the village as well as Old Taipa Tavern, also known as OTT, which is a popular hang-out spot among locals as it offers outdoor area as well as live sports.
As most of the street and little squares are reserved for pedestrians, locals and visitors love coming to Taipa Village for a stroll, little shopping, or a coffee break. Rua do Cunha, the heart of the neighborhood is the ultimate destination for Macau souvenir shopping. You can also hire a bicycle at Si Toi shop and explore little charming alleys.
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During your visit to Taipa Village don’t miss the cultural heritage. Pass by Pak Tai Temple, a beautiful 160-year old temple, then walk to Our Lady of Carmo Church all the way down to Taipa Houses-Museum and you will be rewarded with some of the best views over Cotai Strip!