Category: Church

St Miguel Arcanjo Cemetery

When speaking of St. Miguel’s Cemetery, not a lot of people might know about such place. However, after recalling the name “The old cemetery”, majority locals would then know about the spot right away. The name “St Michael” came from one of the archangels named Michael (Portuguese translation: St Miguel Arcanjo). According to the Catholic bible that recorded, Archangel Michael...

There’s a true and fake Lilau fountain?

Referring back in the ancient times (the Ming Dynasty presumably); It was fairly difficult for residents near Lilao area reaching up the mountain acquiring drinking water; An old lady witnessed such desparate situation, thus spent some money sending someone build a reservoir facilitating water collections. In odrer to commemorate the good deeds of this old lady, the well renamed till...

Potriat of Saint Andrew Kim

In the previous episode claimed setup a bronze bust of the great Portuguese poet Camoes in the park. Few people noticed that another figure erected in the depths of the park; That is, the Korean Saint Andrew Kim (1821-1846). His icon also appeared in St. Anthony’s Church. It is very interesting that you can see such unique; a few non-Chinese...

Protestant Cemetery

In front of the Camões Garden and next to the Casa Garden, found two inconspicuous monuments: Morrison’s Church and the Old Protestant Cemetery. They were also part of the Pereira’s Palace before. Once through a small iron gate walking down the steps, you can see a small Romanesque church with a white exterior wall, named after Morrison; the first Protestant...

Portugal National Poet (Luís de Camões) Bronze Statue

Portugal’s national poet Luís de Camões bronze statue In Camões Garden, there is a grotto composes of three large rocks. In the cave built a bronze statue of a legendary Portuguese bronze bust. The poet, who was born in a ruined noble family more than 400 years ago, banished to Macau for offending court officials. His poems inherited the folk...

St. Anthony’s Parish’s Luís de Camões Park

Luís de Camões Park  is near the St. Anthony’s Church, the Casa Garden, neighboring Protestant Cemetery; is located in front of the Park. It is one of the historic parks in Macau too, covering an area total of 20,000 square meters. Built in the middle of the eighteenth century and was originally the park villa from one of the wealthy...

The Ten Prints of Lima De Freitas

(Annotation acquired from The Notice board in Jardim de Luis de Camoes) Poet Luis Vaz de Camoes Luis Vaz de Camoes is a great poet of Portugal. The date of his death, 10 Jun; is observed as the “Portugal Day” commemoration of his literary contributions to the Republic of Portugal. He wrote many lyric poems which showed great sensitivity “The...

St Anthony’s Church

One of the three ancient Catholic churches in Macau; orginally built in the 15th century. It was the place where the Jesuits originally stationed in Macau. Under church’s domination as the Saint Anthony’s. In the past, most Portuguese weddings were held in this church. The believers wore brand-new white robes and held flowers in their hands. The entire place was...

Church of Our Lady of Sorrows

Located in Nossa Senhora village along Estrada de Nossa Senhora de Ká Hó, the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows. The Church exterior has a unique trianglar shape, a structure that resembles a huge concrete tent covered the entire hill. Small chapel established in 1936; reconstructed again into present look in 1966. Getting there is not easy. Consider bus 15...