Macau City is famous for its glitzy casinos and Vegas-like atmosphere. Casinos are officially permitted (as opposed to Hong Kong where they are illegal), so expect to see lots of neon-lit gambling houses. The lifeblood of Macau, most of them have free shows to draw people in so even if you are not here to gamble, drop by just for a look – big name acts from ... More>Celine Dion to Cirque du Soleil have all performed here. Mega-style casinos and hotels such as the Venetian have set up operation here but the towering, flaming torch-shaped Grand Lisboa remains the city's landmark - you can't go anywhere in the city without seeing it silhouetted against the skyline. Other big name casinos in Macau City include the classy Wynn Macao, the glamorous 60s'-inspired Casino Lisboa and Brit-style Grand Emperor Casino. However, Macau City offers so much more than its gaming dens – a former mid-16th century Portuguese colony, it is a gorgeous fusion of east meets west: think cobbled avenues, baroque churches, fortress ruins and Art Deco buildings. If you are looking to get a feel of this, there is no better place to visit than the Central Macau Peninsula where the Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro (the city's main street), plays host to the Largo de Senado, a black-and-white tiled square bordered by colonial buildings. Other nearby must-see attractions includes the Leal Senado, St Lazarus District, Monte Fort, Ruins of the Church of St Paul, St Lazarus District and Street Of Happiness.