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St. Joseph’s Seminary and Church

St. Joseph’s Seminary and Church (Igreja e Seminário de São José, 聖若瑟修院及聖堂) was originally built by the jesuits around 1758, and recently restored to original splendour.

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Na Tcha Temple

Na Tcha Temple (Templo Na Tcha, 大三巴哪吒廟) was built in 1888, this is a Chinese folk religion temple dedicated to the worship of the deity Na Tcha.

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St. Dominic’s Church

St. Dominic’s Church (Igreja de São Domingos, 玫瑰堂) was established in 1587 by 3 Spanish Dominican priests who arrived in Macau from Acapulco, Mexico, this church has been the scene of several violent incidents.

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Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady

The Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady (Igreja da Sé, 澳門主教座堂is the current cathedral of the Diocese of Macau.

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Holy House of Mercy

The Holy House of Mercy (Santa Casa da Misericórdia, 仁慈堂大樓on Senado Square was built in 1569 on the orders of the Bishop of Macau as a branch of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia.

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Monte Forte

Monte Fort (Fortaleza do Monte, 大炮台), or the ‘Fortress of Our Lady of the Mount of St. Paul’ is the historical military centre of Macau.

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Leal Senado

Overlooking Senado Square, Leal Senado (Loyal Senate) was the seat of the Portuguese government in Macau.

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A-Ma Temple – The Oldest Temple in Macau

A-Ma Temple is the oldest and most famous Taoist temple in Macau. Built in 1488 and located close to the coast, it is dedicated to the Ma-tsu, the goddess of sailors and fishermen.

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Ruins of St. Paul’s

One of the most recognisable landmarks in Macau, the Ruins of St. Paul’s (大三巴牌坊) are all that remains of a 16th century complex which included the Church of St Paul (Mater Dei) and St Paul’s College. The college was one of the largest in Asia when it was first built, at a time when Macau was the main port in the Pearl River Delta (before being overtaken by Hong Kong).

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