List of roads in Macau

This is an incomplete list of roads in Macau.

Roads in Macau use Portuguese spelling and are named after historic figures or places in Macau or Portugal. There are 321 kilometres of roads in Macau maintained by Land, Public works and Transport Bureau of Macau.


Avenida de Horta e Costa sign
Typical street sign in Macau

Road signs in Macau are in Portuguese and traditional Chinese. They consists of white tiles attached on concrete posts or on walls of buildings. Signage on bridges are white with black lettering (Portuguese and Chinese).


In some cases road names are the same in meaning for both Portuguese name and Chinese name, however there are some cases where Portuguese and Chinese meaning differ, such as Praceta de 24 Junho (Praceta of June 24) which is shown as 城市日前地, which translates as City Day Plaza instead.

Road Types

  • Estrada - Highway
  • Rua - Road
  • Patio- yard
  • Avenida - Avenue

Macau has 50 km of paved highways (estradas) in areas that permit wide roadways. Most of the roads in Macau and parts of Taipa are narrow side streets. Highways in Macau are semi controlled access roadways and the maximum speed is 80 km/hr.

List of Roads on Macau Peninsula

Roads (Ruas)

  • Ramal dos Mouros - named for Castle of the Moors in Sintra, Portugal
  • Rua 25 de Abril - named for the Carnation Revolution of 1974
  • Rua Central
  • Rua da Concoirdia
  • Rua da Fabrica
  • Rua da Felicidade
  • Rua da Grunta
  • Rua da Madeira
  • Rua da Malaca
  • Rua da Papaia
  • Rua das Estalagens
  • Rua de Paris - named for Paris, France
  • Rua de Pequim - named for Beijing, China
  • Rua de Piedada
  • Rua de Roma - named for Rome, Italy
  • Rua do Almirante Sérgio
  • Rua do Campo
  • Rua do Canal Novo
  • Rua do Caracol
  • Rua do Dr. Lourenço Marques
  • Rua do Patane
  • Rua Notre do Patane
  • Rua São Tiagoda Barra
  • Rua Sul do Patane
  • Rua Va Tai
  • Rua de Madrid - named for Madrid, Spain
  • Travese da Praia

Avenues, Lanes and Highways (Avenidas and Estradas)

Avenida (Avenue)

  • Avenida 1° de Maio - named for May Day
  • Avenida 24 de Junho - named for the date in which Portugal won the Battle of Macau
  • Avenida Almeida Ribeiro
  • Avenida D. João IV - named for King of Portugal John IV of Portugal
  • Avenida da Amizade
  • Avenida da Praia Grande
  • Avenida da Ponte da Amizade
  • Avenida da Republica
  • Avenida de Sagres
  • Avenida de Venceslau de Morais - named for Portuguese writer Wenceslau de Moraes
  • Avenida do Comendador Ho Yin
  • Avenida do Conselheiro Borja - Governor of Macau Custódio Miguel de Borja
  • Avenida do Governor Jamie Silvério Marques - named for Governor of Macau Jamie Silvério Marques
  • Avenida do Doutor Rodrigo Rodrigues
  • Avenida do Ouvidor Arriga
  • Avenida Doutor Mário Soares - named for former Prime Minister and President of Portugal Mário Soares
  • Avenida Doutor Stanley Ho - named for Macau billionaire and casino owner Dr Stanley Ho
  • Avenida Dr Carlos d'Assumpçáo - named for late Chairman of the Macau Legislative Assembly and a member of the Fundaçáo Oriente's Consultive Committee
  • Avenida Dr Sun Yat-sen - named for Chinese revolutionary leader Sun Yat-sen
  • Avenida Horta e Costa - named after José Maria de Sousa Horta e Costa
  • Avenida Infante D. Henrique - named for Portuguese explorer Henry the Navigator
  • Avenida Marginal do Lam Mau
  • Avenida Norte do Hipódromo
  • Avenida Leste do Hipódromo
  • Avenida Lonevidade
  • Avenida Zheng Guang Ying - Qin Emperor Qin Shi Huang
  • Avenida Sir Andres Ljungstedt - named for Swedish merchant Anders Ljungstedt who refuted the Portuguese claim over Macau

Estrada (Highway)

  • Estrada Dona Maria II - named for Maria II of Portugal, Queen regnant
  • Estrada da Areia Preta - Areia Preta translates as Black sand
  • Estrada da Penha - Penha translates as cliff or rocky hill
  • Estrada do Campo
  • Estrada Governador Nobre de Carval - named for Governor of Macau José Manuel de Sousa e Faria Nobre de Carvalho 1966 to 1974
  • Estrada Marginal da Areia Preta - Marginal da Areia Preta translates as Seafront Black sand
  • Estrada da Vitoria

Alamade (Lane)

List of Roads on Taipa and Coloane

Roads (Rua)

  • Rua de Bragança
  • Rua da Pai Kok
  • Rua das Albizias
  • Rua de Choi Long
  • Rua de Lagos
  • Rua do Cunha
  • Rua do Delgado
  • Rua do Jardim
  • Rua do Melo
  • Rua do Minho
  • Rua dos Hortelaos

Avenues and Highways (Avenida and Estrada)

  • Avenida da Praia
  • Avenida de Cotai
  • Avenida de Carlos da Maia
  • Avenida de Guimaráes
  • Avenida de Kwong Tung
  • Avenida do Estdio
  • Avenida dos Jardins do Oceano
  • Avenida Marginal de Flor de Lotus
  • Avenida Olimpico
  • Avenida Son On
  • Avenida Wai Long
  • Estrada Alimirante Marques Esparteir
  • Estrada Alnirante Magalhaes Correla
  • Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Espernça - Our Lady of Hope Bay
  • Estrada da Ponta da Cabtira
  • Estrada de Cheoc Van
  • Estrada de Hac Sa - named for local Hac Sa Bay
  • Estrada de Pac On
  • Estrada do Althinho de Ká-Hó - named for village of Ká-Hò
  • Estrada do Istmo
  • Estrada Dr Seac Pai Van - Street and nearby park on Coloane named after Seac Pai Van
  • Estrada Flor de Lotus - the lotus is the floral emblem of Macau
  • Estrada dos Sete Tanques
  • Estrada Lo Lin Ieoc - named for Chinese born Macau merchant Lou Kau

See also

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