The paved square, is an elongated triangular shaped square and connects Largo do São Domingos at one end and Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro on the other. It covers an area of 3,700 square meters. The buildings around the square are neoclassic European styled.
The square was named after the Leal Senado, a meeting place for the Chinese and Portuguese in the 16th to 18th centuries, located directly in front of the square, where Leal Senado Building stands today.
Senado Square is a popular place for many large events in Macau, this include festival celebrations, flea markets and performances.