It’s February – the time of year for love. As a former Portuguese colony, Macau’s enchanting European-style architecture and traditional Portuguese-style paving create the perfect ambience for romance. If you are taking a getaway with your loved one in Macau this month, here are a few suggestions for where to go and what to see. 5 spectacular shows in Macau to watch out for Guia Fortress The iconic fortress, built between 1622 and 1638, overlooks the southern part of the Macau Peninsula and provides a spectacular view of many of the city’s landmarks, such as Macau Tower and the Grand Lisboa Hotel. It is also one of the best spots from which to watch the sun set with your Valentine. In addition to offering panoramic views of the city, the fortress also features an elegant chapel and a lighthouse – the first modern lighthouse ever built on the Chinese coast – finished in cream yellow and white. A Unesco world heritage site, the fortress and lighthouse have been used as a backdrop for love scenes in movies such as Hong Kong romantic comedy Look for a Star , starring Andy Lau and Shu Qi, and Sisterhood by Macau director Tracy Choi, starring Gigi Leung. Chapel of Our Lady of Penha The city houses a number of beautiful chapels that were built by the Portuguese. Situated atop Penha Hill at the southern end of the Macau Peninsula is the Chapel of Our Lady of Penha, which has almost 400 years of history. First built in 1622, the photogenic and serene chapel is tucked away from the busiest areas of the city. It is a popular spot for pre-wedding photos, and has been used as a shooting location for many movies and TV drama series, such as Hong Kong TV series Return of the Cuckoo and Korean TV series Princess Hours . You and your loved one can slow down and enjoy some peaceful moments here. Forget the Eiffel Tower, these are the world’s best places to propose 主教山上 西望洋聖堂 #macau #西望洋聖堂 A post shared by Max Lin (@maxium_life) on Jul 8, 2017 at 11:17pm PDT <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Travessa da Paixão Nestled in the western part of the Macau Peninsula, the alley has acquired the romantic Chinese name “Love Lane”. Lying between Rua de S. Paulo and Rua da Ressurreição, the location was named “Paixão” in 1925, which, in Portuguese, means love, infatuation and suffering. Because of its Chinese name and its European-style buildings – decorated in pink, yellow and light green – the lane has become a hotspot for couples. 10 up-and-coming travel destinations to visit in 2018 The lane is also where the three-storey art movie centre, Cinemetheque Passion, is nestled. From February 10 to 25, its theatre house will put on eight screenings of Macao Stories 2: Love in the City , which comprises six short films by local directors about love and the city. Alain Ducasse to open two new restaurants in Macau A post shared by Erin @ Taipei (@ewbarapple) on Nov 27, 2016 at 5:36pm PST <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Taipa Grande Hill elevators Opened in Taipa in October last year, the city’s first ever incline elevators give access to the circular viewing platform at Taipa Pequena – part of the pedestrian circuit connecting Jardim do Lago and Taipa Houses Museum, beginning at the overpass on the Governador Nobre de Carvalho Road. You and your sweetheart can enjoy a pleasant walk along the pedestrian circuit in the morning and take in the spectacular views of the Taipa area – old and new – from the elevators and the viewing platform. The elevators operate from 7am to 6pm. 在路環吃完午餐後, 便乘巴士前往氹仔, 乘搭新開放的斜行升降機, 登上大潭山郊野公園, 觀賞龍環葡韻濕地及路氹城一帶的風光。 #路環 #吃完午餐 #巴士 #氹仔 #新開放 #斜行升降機 #大潭山郊野公園 #龍環葡韻濕地 #路氹城 #風光 A post shared by Calvin Chu Ka Fai_朱家輝 (@calvin_chu_ka_fai) on Dec 9, 2017 at 2:38am PST <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Eiffel Tower, The Parisian Macao When it comes to love and romance, many people automatically think of Paris. To experience a sense of Parisian romance in Macau with your love, the Eiffel Tower at The Parisian Macao – half the size of the original in The City of Love – is just the place for you. Five things to do in Macau this autumn Every night from 6.15pm to 2am, the tower runs a light show every 15 minutes, accompanied by some jazzy music. You can also go up to the observation deck on the 37th floor to appreciate the flashy night-time views over the Cotai Strip.