Day 3: Grand Prix Museum+ Back

Our next stop of the morning was to visit two museums, the Grand Prix and Wine Museums, located next to each other on Luis Gonzales Gomes, very close to the Waldo and the Lotus Flower.  If you look on a map, Guia Fortress looks very close, but in fact, it's quite far away.  You have to wind west down Estrada S Francisco all the way back to the Military Club and the Lisboa to get off of Guia Hill first.  Only then can you finally do a U Turn and finally head back east.    
 

Both the Grand Prix and Wine Museums are free of charge, which surprised us.  I remember reading somewhere that tickets cost $5.
 

Of the two museums, the Grand Prix Museum is definitely the one to see. Although the displays are pretty much limited to racing vehicles, they have a good mix of cars from different eras, with everything from a Model T to a 60's Corvette, right on up to modern racers.

 

 

 

Macau's Formula Three race that shuts the city down every November gets a lot of play as well.  There's also biographies of star drivers and information about racing equipment and protocols. 

 


 

As for the Wine Museum, I only found one of its three sections interesting.  Set in a real wine cellar, the Museum Cellar examines how wine is made and has most of the tools used in the process on display. 

 

 

 

The Museum's other two parts - Historical Hall and Wine Display - can probably be skipped altogether.  Before we left, we also made the mistake of paying $15 to sample three kinds of wine.  My advice is to forget this completely because the selection they use is strictly bottom of the barrel stuff.  As if the museum wasn't disappointing enough, I literally walked out of there with a bad taste in my mouth. 
 

 

 

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