Category: Macau.

World Heritage Site #1110 :: Historic Centre of Macau

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Macao, a lucrative port of strategic importance in the development of international trade, was under Portuguese administration from the mid-16th century until 1999, when it came under Chinese sovereignty. With its historic street, residential, religious and public Portuguese and Chinese buildings, the historic centre of Macao provides a unique testimony to the meeting of aesthetic, cultural, architectural and technological influences from East and West. The site also contains a fortress and a lighthouse, the oldest in China. It bears witness to one of the earliest and longest-lasting encounters between China and the West, based on the vibrancy of international trade.

Macao Special Administrative Region
N22 11 28.651 E113 32 11.26
Date of Inscription: 2005
Criteria: (ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
Property : 16 ha
Buffer zone: 107 ha
Ref: 1110

Category: Macau