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Heritage @ Macau

Historic Center of Macau :: Heritage Trail

Historic Center of Macau :: Heritage Trail

                                         

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Historic Center of Macau :: Senado Square

Historic Center of Macau :: Senado Square

Senado Square has been Macao’s urban centre for centuries, and is still the most popular venue for public events and celebrations today. Located close to the former Senate building, Sam Kai Vui Kun is also a reminder of the active participation of the local Chinese community in general civic affairs, providing a clear example of […]

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Historic Center of Macau :: Guia Fortress

Historic Center of Macau :: Guia Fortress

Built between 1622 and 1638, this fortress was, together with Mount Fortress, invaluable in fending off the attempted Dutch invasion of 1622. Inside the fortress stands Guia Chapel, built around 1622, and Guia Lighthouse, dating from 1865, the first modern lighthouse on the Chinese coast. Macao takes its co-ordinates from the exact location of the […]

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Historic Center of Macau :: Protestant Cemetery

Historic Center of Macau :: Protestant Cemetery

This site provides an insight into Macao’s diverse community profile. Located close to the Casa Garden, the Protestant Cemetery provides a comprehensive record of the earliest Protestant community of Macao. Together with the site, the chapel was built in 1821, which is now referred to as “the Morrison Chapel” in honour of Robert Morrison (1782-1834), […]

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Historic Center of Macau :: Casa Garden

Historic Center of Macau :: Casa Garden

This house was built in 1770 and was originally the residence of a wealthy Portuguese merchant, Manuel Pereira. At a later period it was rented out to the East India Company to serve as the company’s headquarters in Macao, housing several of the company’s high-ranking officials. Nowadays the property is the headquarters of the Oriental […]

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Historic Center of Macau :: St. Anthony’s Church

Historic Center of Macau :: St. Anthony’s Church

First built of bamboo and wood before 1560, this is one of the oldest churches in Macao, also marking the site where the Jesuits set up their earliest headquarters in the city. The church was reconstructed in stone in 1638, rebuilt in 1810 and 1875, while the present appearance and scale of the church dates […]

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Historic Center of Macau :: Mount Fortress

Historic Center of Macau :: Mount Fortress

Built in conjunction with the Jesuits from 1617 to 1626, this was the city’s principal military defence structure, and was crucial in successfully holding off the attempted Dutch invasion of Macao in 1622. The fortress was equipped with cannons, military barracks, wells and an arsenal that held sufficient ammunition and supplies to endure a siege […]

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Historic Center of Macau :: Section of the Old City Walls

Historic Center of Macau :: Section of the Old City Walls

This surviving segment of the city’s defence structures, built as early as 1569, is a remnant of an early Portuguese tradition of constructing defensive walls around their port settlements, done also in Africa and India. In Macao, this section bears testimony to the incorporation of local techniques and materials, especially a solid compound named chunambo, […]

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Historic Center of Macau :: Na Tcha Temple

Historic Center of Macau :: Na Tcha Temple

Built in 1888, Na Tcha Temple is located close to the Ruins of St. Paul’s, inviting inevitable comparison with the grandeur of the former Church of Mater Dei and the remains of St. Paul’s College. The location of this temple is a perfect example of the dignity and distinctive nature of the local Chinese religious […]

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Historic Center of Macau :: Ruins of St. Paul’s

Historic Center of Macau :: Ruins of St. Paul’s

The Ruins of St. Paul’s refer to the remains of the old Church of Mater Dei and St. Paul’s College. The first Jesuit church of Macao was established in 1583 in the location where St. Anthony’s Church now stands. The original construction dating from 1585 was burned down many times forcing the Jesuits to move […]

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