Secret Macau

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Month: December 2016 (page 1 of 3)

Macau Bus Route – 1

Please check www.dsat.gov.mo for latest price and route info (this was taken from there and correct as of Jan 2017).

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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.

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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 architectural elements.

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St Antony’s Church

The original St. Antony’s Church (Igreja de São Antonio, 聖安多尼堂) was built in 1560, making it one of the oldest churches in Macau. Hailed as ‘the first home of God in Macau’, it was the site of the first Jesuit headquarters in the city.

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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 in contract to the typical Cantonese architecture of the Mandarin’s House complex which lies just around the corner, but at the same time also displays the fusion between the two styles.

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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 police force.

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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.

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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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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial House

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial House (澳門國父紀念館) is a distinctive looking building and museum where former family members of Sun Yat-Sen (‘the father of modern China’) used to live. Originally known as ‘Mansion of the Sun’, the house was built in 1912 for his first wife, Lu Muzhen.

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Tap Seac Square

Tap Seac Square is a major public square in São Lázaro, Macau, China. The largest public space in Macau, it stands on the site of a former stadium and was completed in 2007.

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