Known as Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro square in the official annals of Macau, Senado square was constructed by the colonial rulers of Macau showcasing their glory and superior designing capabilities. Senado square in Macau was built in 1918 to link Praia Grande with the inner harbor. Covering 3200 sqkm, it is the largest conjunction of streets. With its passage through the old “Christian quarter” and “Chinatown” it became an attraction for the tourists. It was often used by the colonial rulers to showcase their strength and military power.
Well decorated and paved with a wave-patterned montage of colored stones, the public place is an exquisite specimen of Portuguese city planning.
Nowadays, Senado square hosts a number of celebrations. It is the venue to the most of the public as well as religious festivals in Macau. The neo classical buildings at the square are well mixed with the modern architectural splendors. This inhibits an example of assimilation capability of Macanese culture.

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