Senado square is a public square that is found in the heart of the Macau peninsula and extends to an area of about 3,700 square metres. The area has been the centre of the former Portuguese colony and stands in front of the Leal Senado and is enclosed by the St. Dominic’s church as well as the General post office. During the times of the Portuguese governance, the square has been utilized by Macau administrators to review the troops at their inauguration.
In addition to its historic significance, the square is also famous for its architectural features. Standing on a mosaic of coloured stones that makes up the well paved floor and with surrounding neo classical buildings that reflect their pastel shades with a soft hue as the sun rises in summer, the square is a picturesque sight on its own. May be that can explain why it has become such a popular area for public gatherings of mirth and entertainment. The square that resembles a European venue is a now a hub of restaurants and cafes and also houses old, historic churches that allow the old world charm to diffuse among the modern buildings. The square gives away the classical Portuguese ambience and is constantly frequented by foreigners as well as locals who gather there to have a good time accompanied by some great dining and drinking.
The square is also being used for public events, and it is not uncommon to catch a glimpse of the firework displays as well as dragon and lion dances. It is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and is commonly sought by visitors even if only to see the historic monuments that remain. Another reason for the influx of visitors to this part of the country is the array of Macau hotels which offer exceptional satisfaction from every aspect for a traveller, be it convenience or comforts. Galaxy Macau Resort Hotel is extensively spacious in that it is a combination of three resorts integrated, and offers the traveller a unique and deeply satisfying experience. With 2,200 rooms and 250 suites, this venue holds a supreme place amongst all the luxury hotels Macau.