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Why Guanye Street is special ?
It is known for shops selling almond cakes, phoenix egg rolls, coconut flakes, cherikoff and peanut candy, which travellers buy as "souvenirs", such as Choi Heong Yuen (Chinese: 咀香園) and Koi Kei (Chinese: 鉅記). It is also known for the various Portuguese restaurants, including 'O Santos', which has been in business for 20 years. On Guanye Street, visitors can find traditional food shops, snacks, souvenirs, traditional Portuguese restaurants, experience local lifestyle and Chinese culture.
What to explore at Guanye Street?
There are countless famed restaurants in Taipa Rua da Cunba Street that will provide you with plenty of traditional Chinese cuisine, especially Cantonese cuisine, and exotic cuisine like the Portuguese style, Italian style, French style and Korean style. Walking in the street, you don't have to worry about going hungry, the persistent sellers will keep offering you samples of their food as you walk from one shop to another. Anyway, you won't go back from the street with an empty stomach or empty hands, there are still a lot of shops selling dim sum like almond cakes, phoenix egg rolls, coconut flakes, and peanut candy. You can buy some of the dim sum back home for your families or friends.
Popular museums in this general area of Taipa include the Museum of Taipa and Coloane History as well as the Taipa Houses Museum. Our Lady of Carmel Church is also nearby.
- Unique and cute
- Interesting short walk
- Snacks and historic walks
- A street with some local restaurants
- Busy street with tradition
Tips for you
This is Rua do Cunha, an always crowded place, with lots of restaurants. It is in old Taipa village and you can do a nice stroll through the streets around this one. There is a covered square that usually has some performances on Sundays at 13h. In the other end of Rua do Cunha there is a flea market on Sundays.This is where you find the restaurant “O Santos” a very nice Portuguese restaurant that is usually crowded but where the food is good. There is also a nice shop nicely decorated and you can go there for souvenirs or just to have a look, the Cunha Bazaar.There are some traditional Chinese pastry shops like Koi Kei where you can see a man making the famous almond cookies and maybe taste it as some of the shops will offer small pieces for trial.Try to enjoy it as it is always crowded with tourists.
We always enjoy spending a bit of time in the Taipa old village area when we can and its always worth a walk up Rua Do Cunha to see the food, drink and souvenir shops that line this small street.Over the past year and half or so, additional shops have opened up on Rua Do Cunha to take advantage of the growing tourism here. These include Starbucks along with another newer coffee shop called Kafe Laku, which is a Chinese coffee shop featuring Indonesia civet coffee.There is also a innovative art inspired local products bazaar called Cunha Bazaar that features three floors of local-made products. This is a very good stop at the end of Rua do Cunha. Even if you don't buy, the inside and outside of the shop is painted extremely well, showing off the artistic nature that can be found in Macau that is unexpected in this part of the world.Classics like the O'Santos Portuguese restaurant and Koi Kei Bakery contine to trade busily to the streams of customers that come to Rua do Cunha, as well.Overall, we like making trips here and to the surrounding area, its a nice change of scenery compared to what is on offer in the Senado Square area of the historic city center on the Macau Peninsula.
A street with ally for you to discover some small restaurants that you may not notice easily. if you have time to search around, you may find some surprise.