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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.

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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 the Taipa and Coloane Municipal Commission.

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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 (and old public administration center). The original building dates from the 1920s, built in the Portuguese style.

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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 Senado Square), where it is in good company standing alongside St Augustine’s Church, St Joseph’s Seminary and Church and the Sir Robert Hung Library.

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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 of the Historic Centre of Macau: St Augustine Church, St Josephs Seminary and Church, Dom Pedro V Theatre and Sir Robert Ho Tung Library.

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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 colony of Portugal.

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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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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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