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The Top Churches in Macau

Macau has a long and rich Catholic tradition, and Catholic worshippers currently number around 30,000 (about 5% of the population). This heritage is reflected in the number of Churches spread across the peninsula and down into Taipa and Coloane. 

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The Top Temples in Macau

Macau has a wide range of ancient Chinese temples, spread right across the peninsula down through Taipa to the tip of Coloane. This list just shows the top temples you may want to consider visiting if you come to Macau.

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Studio City

Studio City is a Hollywood themed hotel and casino resort on the Cotai Strip, standing next to the Parisian. It features an Art Deco design inspired by two asteroids shooting through a building in Gotham City, and has strong movie themed motifs throughout.

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Bobo The Bear

Bobo is an old Asiatic Black Bear who was rescued from the menu on a restaurant in Macau in 1984 and has been living in Jardim Da Flora ever since.

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Lord Stow’s Bakery

Lord Stow’s Bakery is a bit of a sensation – being one of the main attractions to draw tourists away from the Peninsula and the Casino strip to the small, sleepy picturesque village of Coloane.

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St. Lazarus’ Church

St. Lazarus’ Church (望德聖母堂) is built on one of the oldest church sites in Macau, and is the main church of St. Lazarus Parish.

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Macau Tea Culture House

The Macau Tea Culture House (Casa Cultural de Cha de Macau, 澳門茶文化館) is a museum and cultural centre dedicated to the role tea has played in the cultural development of Macau.

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Chapel of St. Michael

The small chapel of St. Michael (Capela de São Miguel) lies in the Catholic cemetery of the Archangel St. Michael close to Tap Seac Square.

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Sam Seng Kong Temple

The small Sam Seng Kong Temple in Coloane was built in the late Qing Dynasty  (Tongzhi 4th year – 1865).

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University of Macau

The University of Macau (Universidade de Macau,澳門大學) is the only public comprehensive university in Macau. There are 7 academic facilities and 10 residential colleges. The main medium of instruction is English, with some classes taught in Chinese, Portuguese and Japanese.

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