The Historic Centre of Macau is a collection of over twenty locations that witness the unique assimilation and co-existence of Chinese and Portuguese cultures in Macau, a former Portuguese colony.
It represents the architectural legacies of the city’s cultural heritage, including monuments such as urban squares, streetscapes, churches and temples. In 2005 the Historic Centre of Macau was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, making it the 31st designated World Heritage site in China.
The Historic Centre of Macau is made up of two separated core zones in city center on the Macau peninsula. Each core zone is surrounded by a buffer zone. The narrow-stripped Zone 1 is located between Mount Hill and Barra Hill. The Zone is surrounded by a buffer zone that covers a park and immediate urban area.
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