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Architecture here is highly influenced by the Portuguese
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Explore Architecture in Macau by Church Hopping

Macau was ruled by Portuguese for more than 400 years. This is the reason that the architecture here is highly influenced by the Portuguese. The churches were built when Macau was a colonial country. The churches in Macau are beautiful and divine.

Let's read about some of the major churches in Macau

1. Chapel of our Lady of Penha

It is located in São Lourenco. The building has been renovated three times. The first building was built in 1622, second in 1837, and the present building was built in 1935. The church has a huge statue of Our Lady of Lourdes. It is perched upon a hill. It is built with natural stone. The key aspect of this church is that it is carved from a hill. The beauty of the church is its use of natural stone in the interior as well. The texture of the church mixes very well with vegetation around it. It is surrounded by wild trees and teak trees which are undisturbed.  What make the church unique are its rocky interiors.  The church is a tourist destination. Many events also take place in the church.

2. St.Dominic's Church

It was built by 3 Spanish Dominion priests in 1587 that is early 16th century. The church was then renovated and expanded in 1828.

The church is a famous tourist destination. The church has typical Portuguese style architecture. It is bright white in colour. The key aspect of this church is that it is made up of wood. It has three halls. The main hall is separated from deep hall by a brick arch. The ceiling is covered with beautiful decorative patterns. The crown being at the centre of the ceiling adds to the beauty of the church.

3. St. Francis Xavier Church

It is one of the recently built churches. It follows the same Portuguese architecture. Fusion of architecture is seen here as it is a mixture of Baroque style and Chinese architecture. The church is white and canary yellow in colour. The church is mainly famous because it is believed that Japanese missionaries first stayed here on this land.

4. Guia Chapel

The church was built in 1637. It has an image of Virgin and a very fine old painting of St. John. It stands next to a light house. The murals here represent both western and Chinese themes. It is situated on Guia hill. Visitors here get spectacular views of the Macau city from the hill and the church.

Macau is known for its casinos mainly. People cannot neglect the divine nature of ample churches here. Every church is unique its own way. All have majorly Portuguese architecture. Mark the above churches on your list when you visit Macau. Exploring these churches is a divine experience itself.

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      Venetian hotel in Macau was excellent. Breakfast difficult for vegetarians. Hotel in hongkong - Regal hongkong was good, but breakfast was worst for vegetarians. Driver (lady) in Macau was good. But drivers in Hongkong were not at all good. Marium was good, even Astha.
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      The trip was well organised...only thing was that after booking the quotation was changed...in macau ..the driver was a bit late to pick up us from the hotel..n before leaving no one could clearly say how to get into the ferry from the airport without luggage collection...anyway it was easy in the airport... It was a memorable trip...the best day was at disneyland...my kid had an amazing time....
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      excellent We went for a trip to Hong Kong / Macau through Sharing travels. It was very well planned and coordinated Trip. They connected us to their local partners which made travel very smooth. Akshay from the Sharing Travels team was very helpful and quick to respond, I am so thankful to him that he made us feel so comfortable all through our trip. Regards Gopikrishnan
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      The whole trip went off very smoothly. The Macau property was amazing. The Hong Kong property was just average the room was too small for 4 persons. The food options for Vegetarians was very limited that needs to be improved. You need at least three or four filling options apart from the regular bread and fruits. Macau stay was very very good.
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      Not Communicated about exess of luggage in freey transportation,and we paid for it, and missed the water show in Venetian (Macau) this also not communicated
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      Flight ..spice Jet is not good, Venetian stay is must in Macau, ,bshould be in basic package
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      The hotel in Macau was very wonderful and good, but free shuttle bus has dropped us another place near Westwood hotel which was very far from origin place. Hong Kong hotel Harbour plaza north point is good but rooms was very cozy not suitable for family. Plz don't give this type of room to family tourist. Overall it was good managed tour, tourist place, no issue. The pick up from hotel on 15.6.19 in the early morning was shared, why? Travel Triangle has make good tour, but the Hong Kong agency was less cooperative. Best memory in our trip is Disneyland, Macau hotel the parisian, hong Kong city etc
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      The trip itinerary was good but the trip pre-arrangements were not satisfactory and support was minimal. Initially my trip was to Hong Kong but due to my PAR rejection the support was not up to mark for the alternatives or options. The flights were booked by my side as suggested by TT representative and I suffered a loss of 24K for flight cancellation. Another loss of 16K I suffered for Hong Kong and Macau hotel bookings cancellation but I did not get any visibility for the cancellation charges as per contractual terms. The invoicing transparency to customers is making me doubt where my money is being put in and how much refund did I get. A total loss of 40K I have suffered for which I have not got any consolations and did not get recorded anywhere. The flight from Delhi left too late at 3am in the morning which wasted the half day trip as I reached Bali late night. I am not sure whether I can recommend Travel Triangle to my peer group for planning any holidays. Hoping management of TT pays some heed to my testimonial.
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    Tickets are not required for entering the churches, but are required for entering any museums or libraries that might be inside the church

    Neo-classical and Baroque architecture is characterizes the churches in Macau.

    You shouldn’t miss out on visiting the St. Dominic's Church, Macau, St. Joseph the Worker Church and St. Lawrence Church.

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