Originally occupied by Macau's first chapel in 1558, this site has seen a few fires over the centuries. The church of ... More
Originally occupied by Macau's first chapel in 1558, this site has seen a few fires over the centuries. The church of Santo Antonio was first built in 1638, only to burn to the ground in 1809. The church's rebuilding was completed in 1810, but another fire in 1874 necessitated further repairs in 1875. The last fire occurred in 1930. Let's hope there are no more! Santo Antonio himself is a military saint, with the rank of Captain in Portugal's armed forces. For a procession around the city's fortifications, check out his annual feast day on June 13.
The Franciscans built Santuario de San Antonio after their mother church in Intramuros was destroyed in the closing days of
World War II. To their new santuario, or sanctuary, they brought a statue of Saint Anthony that had survived ...
Located on what once was Taipa's southern shoreline, the village now overlooks a long stretch of reclaimed land following years
of natural siltation. Nevertheless, the village still has a lot to offer. The Taipa House Museum is an excellent ...
Wide stone steps sweep you up to the facade of this 17th century Christian cathedral, which is all that remains
ever since a disastrous fire in 1835. Funny enough, this has only enhanced the cathedral's allure so that it ...