Taipa Village

Taipa Village, Macau Overview

Located just outside Macau's commercial casino strip, Taipa Village is the epicentre of the Macanese cultural experience. To fully soak in the heritage of the village, spend a day walking around the streets of Taipa, experiencing a dizzying blend of Chinese structures and colonial and Portuguese structures.

The Tapia Village is home to several kitschy art spaces and colonial churches that are especially intriguing. The village is most popularly identified with a street food scene that it has so gloriously cultivated over the past centuries. From Portuguese delicacies to traditional Chinese foods, this village is a heaven for food enthusiasts. 

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Places to Visit in Tapia Village

Taipa House Museum is a stunning remembrance of Macau's colonial past. Built in 1921,  it initially served as a residence for Portuguese government and executive officials. Today, the distinctive white and green buildings have been converted into a museum complex commemorating life during the Portuguese leadership. 

Pak Tai Temple, built in 1844, is dedicated to the Taoist god of the sea. Since fishing was a large part of the Macanese economy, Pak Tai was a very significant deity for them and this temple was a very important part of religious and cultural life. Today, this is one of the most noteworthy temples in Macau, a must-see in Taipa Village. 

Our Lady of Carmo Church is the only Catholic Church in Taipa, located next to the Taipa House Museum. The neoclassical structure and pastel yellow exterior has become a popular backdrop for wedding pictures. The Church is fully operational today, and the lovely views and lake nearby the church grounds offer a way to relax and soak in the local lifestyle. 

Museum of Taipa and Coloane History is located in an early 20th-century building and exhibits relics discovered from archaeological excavations over the past years from Taipa and Coloane. It is a great way to learn more about Taipa and Coloane and their history as separate islands.

Taipa Village Art Space is a gallery that was inaugurated to promote indigenous artists and craft industries, giving space for local and international artists to exhibit their work. The exhibits, like a recent one on Macau's Firecracker Industry, give a peek behind the curtain into the heritage of the area.

Cafes and Restaurants

Sei Kee Café is the perfect budget-friendly casual eatery, best known for its pork chop bun and clay pot-brewed coffee and milk tea. It is also a favourite among the locals. 
Timings: Sunday - Monday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Closed on Tuesday
Blissful Carrot is where vegetarians and vegans flock to for healthy foods and baked delicacies. This takeaway shop and bakery offer a variety of gluten-free, vegan, raw and vegetarian options ranging from salads to sandwiches to rice bowls. 
Timings: Sunday - Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Closed on Wednesday
Comida Portuguesa O Santos is headed by the Portuguese Chef Santos and is very popular among the local Portuguese community. This local eatery offers quality Portuguese cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. 
Timings: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM every day.
Goa Nights is a new Indian tapas-style restaurant that has very quickly become a local favourite. Known for its delicious Goan flavours, some of its popular dishes are the Goan-style clams, pulled pork vindalooo bao and railway lamb curry.

Timings: Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM. Closed on Monday

La Famiglia is one of the best places to indulge in authentic Macanese cuisine. The classics include minchi (sautéed minced pork), capela (a Macanese-style meatloaf), and African chicken. The rooftop bar gives a lovely view of the village below.
Timings: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM every day

How To Reach Taipa Village

Taipa Village is accessible by a short taxi ride from the ferry terminals. Free shuttle busses also run from Studio City, Galaxy Macau or Wynn Palace to Taipa Village.

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