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When you stay at Altira Macau, you’re in the “Monte Carlo of the Orient" — which means shows, gambling, fine dining and, most of all, relaxing are all at your fingertips. The best things to do near Altira Macau include:
1. See a show. Catch the shuttle over to the City of Dreams complex to see The House of Dancing Water show. This incredible display of acrobatics and stunts was created specifically for the City of Dreams and is Asia’s first show by Franco Dragone Entertainment Group, headed by the former creative director of Cirque du Soleil.
2. Relax at Altira Spa. If you are too busy to swing by the Five-Star Altira Spa during the day, then squeeze in a massage before bedtime (the therapists can even come to your room). You will never feel more relaxed.
3. Shop your heart out. Do some shopping at the Boulevard, the Venetian and the Shoppes at Four Season, all of which are a short complimentary shuttle ride away.
4. Hit the tables. If you’re not into the high-rolling crowds at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, hop the shuttle and go over to the more approachable Hard Rock Café casino or the Venetian. We also like Wynn’s casino, which is a 10-minute taxi ride across the bridge to the Macau peninsula.
5. Swim a few laps. A trip to the luxury Macau hotel's pool needs to be on your to-do list. After all, the infinity-edged indoor pool is one of the best in the world. If swimming isn’t your thing, sit poolside with a beverage and take in the unbelievable views of the peninsula out of the floor-to-ceiling windows.
There are a multitude of things to do near Altira Macau. Here are the five best:
Gamble: Macau doesn’t lack in casinos. In fact, we offer one of the widest ranges of games in the world — from roulette, blackjack, fan-tan and a sea of slot machines. Aside from Altira Macau’s own casino, explore the Cotai Strip, Macau’s version of the Vegas Strip, and test your luck in the 24-hour casinos.
Macau Museum: If you’re new to Macau, it would be to your advantage to visit the Macau Museum, filled with an array of historical objects which demonstrate the way of life and types of communities that have inhabited the area throughout history. The museum’s location in the Mount Fortress also holds significant importance: It is a former military defense structure for the city initially built by the Jesuits in the early 17th century.
Senado Square: The Square is the center of Macau and plays host to the city’s popular public events and celebrations. Located near the former Senate building, Senado Square is a great destination to witness the multicultural element to the city. Around the Square vendors sell clothing and locally manufactured goods.
Ruins of St. Paul’s: Venture to the remains of arguably Macau’s greatest church: St. Paul’s. Built in 1602, the church was connected to the first Western college in the Far East, the Jesuit College of St. Paul’s. Restorative work in the early 1990s turned St. Paul’s into a museum, where you can now visit and view the remains of this historic structure.
House of Dancing Water: Make sure you get to a performance of The House of Dancing Water, an incredible water-based show that blends together inspiration from the roots of Chinese culture. The show takes place in the world’s largest commercial pool and cost almost $250 million to create, a five-year planning production with two years of rehearsals.