Explore Macau's colonial heritage (website only)


| May 15, 2020

The Historic Centre of Macao, a Unesco world heritage site, encompasses 30 buildings of Chinese and Portuguese origin, linked by a maze of narrow alleys and plazas. In the heart of the old city is the Ruins of St Paul's, a ruined 17th-century Jesuit church. All that remains today is its magnificent stone facade and grand staircase, which have become a landmark in the city. There’s also the A-Ma Temple, the oldest surviving structure in Macau dedicated to A-Ma (or Mazu), the Chinese goddess of seafarers, and from where the city is thought to take its name. Outside the centre on Penha Hill is the Chapel of Our Lady of Penha, from where there are sweeping views of the Inner Harbour and city below.

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