Category: Churches

Macau Attractions

Coloane Island – the Green Oasis of Macau

Coloane Village still keeps some of the original ambience of the previous Inner Harbor of Macau peninsula. Attractions include the church square filled with restaurants, the St Xavier Church, 3 Chinese temples, the riverside and the best egg tarts in town by Lord Stow Bakery.

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St Augustine Church Macau

St Augustine Church Macau – The St Augustine Church is part of a monastery founded in 1586 by Spaniards.
The facade was originally of Baroque style but the existing facade is more
neoclassic dating from 1814.

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St James Chapel Macau

St James Chapel Macau: Romantic and intriguing, Macau has retained the historic beauty of the Orient-a timeless quality searched for by travellers from both near and

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Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt

Located at the bottom end of the inner area of the Ruins of St. Paul’s is the Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt, built where the old College of the Mother of God and Church of St. Paul were previously located. The Museum together with the Crypt is reminiscent of the rich and vivid history of the missions in this region of China – from Ola! Macau Guide

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St Lawrence Macau Church or Sao Lorenzo

St Lawrence Macau Church or Sao Lorenzo – This is one of the more beautiful churches of Macau. Its located on the street of the same name Ave. Sao Lorenzo. St. Lawrence Church was originally built of wood in the 1560, rebuilt in clay
in 1618 and finally reconstructed in stone around 1803. So this particular church is over 200 years old! Located on a hilly part of the city, the church is apprached via a dual stone staircase.

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St Francis Xavier Coloane

St Francis Xavier Coloane is a small chapel built in 1928 following the baroque style of Macau’s major churches. Portuguese color schemes of cream and white serves as background for classical oval windows and a small bell tower.

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Luis de Camoes Garden

Cameos Grotto is the most famous scenic spot in this garden. After riling the court officials, Luis de Camoes was exiled to Macau and lived in this cave where later he finished the national epic Os Lusiadas.

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