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Ruins of St. Paul's
Ruínas de São Paulo
between 1582 and 1602
The Ruins of St. Paul's refer to the façade of what was originally the Cathedral of St. Paul, a 17th century Portuguese cathedral in Macau dedicated to Saint Paul the Apostle.

St. Dominic's Church
Igreja de São Domingos
Largo de São Domingos
1587
St. Dominic's Church (玫瑰堂), situated in the Largo de São Domingos near Leal Senado, is a Catholic church built in 1587 by three Spanish Dominican priests who originally came from Acapulco in Mexico.

St Augustine's Church
Santo Agostinho
1814
First established by Spanish Augustinians in 1591, this church maintains the tradition of organizing one of the most popular processions through the city, the Easter Procession, with thousands of devotees.

Cathedral
1937
The present building stands on the site of several previous cathedrals. The original cathedral was the church of Our Lady of Hope of St. Lazarus, declared the mother church of the Macau diocese which included the religious provinces of China, Japan, Korea and other islands adjacent to China.

St. Lawrence's Church
Rua de S. Lourenço
between 1801 and 1803
Today the most fashionable church in Macau, St. Lawrence's Church was first built of wood in the 1560's, replaced by Taipa in 1618 and reconstructed in stone 1801/1803.

St. Joseph's Seminary and Church
Rua do Seminário
1758
Established in 1728 and built in 1758, the old Seminary, together with St. Paul's College, was the principal base for the missionary work implemented in China, Japan and around the region.

Chapel of Our Lady of Penha
1837
The first chapel was founded in 1622 by the crew and passengers of a ship which had narrowly escaped capture by the Dutch.

Na Tcha Temple
1888
This temple was built in 1888 and dedicated to Na Cha in an attempt to halt the Plague rampaging at the time. In contrast to buildings such as the Ruins of St. Paul's around it, the Na Tcha Temple is only a small structure, built with simple materials, but the use of a mixture of reality and illusion in its design manages successfully to create a sense of delicacy and exquisiteness.

A-Ma Temple
Rua de S. Tiago da Barra
A-Ma Temple already existed before the city of Macao came into being. The name "Macao" is believed to derive from the Chinese "A-Ma-Gau" meaning "Bay of A-Ma", on which A-Ma Temple is located.

Kuan Tai Temple
Sam Kai Vui Kun
Rua Sul do Mercado de São Domingos
XVIIIth century
This temple is located close to the old´Chinese Bazaar area, which nowadays functions as St. Dominic's Market, still keeping the essence of the original function of the area.

Bazaar Temple
Largo do Bazar
1860
The Bazaar Temple, at Largo do Bazar, Macau, was built to worship Marshal Hong Gong, whose wooden statue was found floating by the seaside where the temple now stands.

Leal Senado
Av. Almeida Ribeiro n° 163
The building is regarded as the most outstanding example of Portuguese architecture in the territory.

Sir Robert Ho Tung Library
Biblioteca Sir Robert Ho Tung
XIXth century
Sir Robert Ho Tung Library (何東圖書館) is located in St. Augustine's Square in the Historic Centre of Macau. The library is housed in a mansion that has good historical, cultural and architectural value.

Holy House of Mercy
Established by the first Bishop of Macao in 1569, this institution was modeled after one of the most prominent and oldest charitable organizations in Portugal, and was responsible for founding in Macao the first western-style medical clinic and several other social welfare structures that still function to this day.

Dom Pedro V Theatre
Largo de Santo Agostinho
1860
Dom Pedro V Theatre (伯多祿五世劇院), situated at Largo de Santo Agostinho, is one of the first western-style theatres in China. The theatre is an important landmark in the region and remains a venue for important public events and celebrations today.

Mandarin House
The Macau Mandarin House is the former residence owned by eminent modern Chinese thinker Zheng Guanying and his father Zheng Wenrui.

Moorish Barracks
1874
Built in 1874 on the slope of Barra Hill, this building was constructed to accommodate an Indian regiment from Goa appointed to reinforce Macao's police force. This building is a clear reminder of Macao's close links with Goa and their rank as sister cities in Portuguese history.


Clube Militare
Mess
1870
Clube Militare is now a restaurant, behind the casino Lisboa.

Grand Lisboa
between 2007 and 2008
Grand Lisboa (新葡京), owned by Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau and designed by Hong Kong architects Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man, is a 58-floor 258 metres (846 ft) tall skyscraper currently under construction in Macau.

Wynn Macau
between 2004 and 2006
Wynn Macau, owned by Wynn Resorts, is a luxury integrated resort offering gaming combined with a deluxe hotel, restaurants, designer shops, spa, and a choreographed performance lake. It is the first Las Vegas-style integrated resort in Asia.[citation needed] It opened on September 6, 2006.

Macau Tower
between 1998 and 2001
Macau Tower (澳門旅遊塔), also known as Macau Sky Tower, measures 338 m (1,109 ft) in height from ground level to the highest point. An observation deck with panoramic views, restaurants, theaters, shopping malls and the Skywalk X, a thrilling walking tour around the outer rim.
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