The Historic Centre of Macau is the best place for strolls into Macau’s past, but for a more relaxed journey, head to Taipa Village on the island of Taipa (easily reached by taxi or bus). With its narrow lanes, two-story colonial buildings painted in hues of yellow, green and blue, and picturesque pedestrian-only main street lined with restaurants, it’s a great destination for a Macanese or Portuguese meal, with the nearby Taipa Houses-Museum providing insight into the Macanese way of life in ages past. On Sundays, a flea market is held from 11am to 8pm in Bombeiros Square, with stalls selling food items and souvenirs.
For dining, most restaurants are clustered on or near Rua do Cunha, Taipa Village’s main road, including the very popular but pricey Antonio, serving authentic Portuguese specialties; A Petisqueria, a small and unpretentious restaurant serving typical Portuguese comfort food; and Galo, offering Portuguese and Macanese favorites.
Bus: 11, 15, 22, 28A, 30, 33, or 34