The Historic Centre Of Macau

Carmo Fair (Taipa Old Market) The Taipa market was constructed by the Macau government on 14th September 1886 at a cost of 800,000 Reis (about MOP1,600) which was split between the Public Works Bureau and ...

Dom Pedro V Theatre Dom Pedro V Theatre (Teatro Dom Pedro V, 伯多祿五世劇院) was one of the first western style theatres in eastern Asia. It is situated in St Augustine’s Square (a short walk from ...

Guia Fortress And Lighthouse Guia Fortress And Lighthouse (Fortaleza da Guia, 東望洋炮台) is a 17th Century military fort standing atop Guia Hill – the highest point in Macau. Now surrounded by a park, it ...

Happiness Street Walk up the Calcada do Tronco Velho from end Square, if you turn right – you will see Happiness Street (Rua da Felicidade). A pretty little street which was in ...

History Timeline of Macau The following list gives a History Timeline of Macau. I’ll expand on it and add more photos, supporting material and links as the website as a whole develops. Early Chinese History 221-206 ...

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 ...

Leal Senado Overlooking Senado Square, Leal Senado (Loyal Senate) was the seat of the Portuguese government in Macau. The title of Loyal Senate was bestowed on Macau’s government in 1810 by Portugal’s Prince ...

Lilau Square Lilau Square (Largo do Lilau, 亞婆井前地) is a small square which sits in what was one of the first Portuguese residential areas in Macau. It has a relaxed, Mediterranean feel, which sits ...

Lou Kau Mansion The Lou Kau Mansion (Case de Lou Kau 盧家大屋) is the former residence of a prominent local merchant who lived in Macau at the end of the 19th Century.    Built around ...

Macao Museum Macao Museum (Museu de Macau, 澳門博物館) details the history of Macau and is built on the site where the former Meteorological Service was located. The museum has 3 levels (2 of which ...

Mandarin’s House The Mandarin’s House (鄭家大屋) was the residence of the Qing theoretician and reformist, Zheng Guanying (1842-1921). Built largely in the Cantonese style, it is noted for its fusion of western ...

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. Originally constructed between 1617 and 1625 ...

Moorish Barracks The Moorish Barracks (Edifício da Capitania dos Portos, 港務局大樓) was built in 1874 in order to accommodate a regiment from Portuguese held Goa, India, who were brought over to reinforce Macau’s ...

Museum of Taipa and Coloane History The Museum of Taipa and Coloane History (Museu da História da Taipa e Coloane, 路氹歷史館) is located in Taipa village, housed in what used to be the Island Municipal Council building ...

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 ...

Section of the Old City Walls The Section of the Old City Walls are the remains of a wall that surrounded the city of Macau in the 16th and 17th centuries when it first became a ...

Senado Square Senado Square (Largo do Senado, 議事亭前地) is a beautiful paved square in historic downtown Macau. The Portuguese influence is everywhere here, with beautiful old pastel coloured buildings surrounding it, giving ...

St Augustine’s Square St Augustine’s Square (Largo de Santo Agostinho) is a traditionally paved small square which lies close to Senado Square, and is surrounded by a number of buildings which form part ...

St Lawrence Church St Lawrence’s Church (Freguesia de São Lourenço) is possibly the richest and most beautiful church in Macau, both for its decoration and the religious objects within it. Original church built in 1560, ...

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 ...