This Catholic Church, situated in one of the nicer parts of Tsim Sha Tsui (in my opinion anyway), would probably fit in quite well in Macau because its design is reminiscent of many of the pastel shaded buildings that make Macau quite special. There is a reason for that – it was funded by a Macau-born Portuguese doctor by the name of Anthony Gomes. Read more »
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Penha Hill (Colina De Penha in Portuguese) is one of the higher points of the Macanese peninsula, literally and figuratively. Perched on the top is the Penha Church – a Catholic Chapel that claims a long history in Macau, dating back to 1622, although the current incarnation dates back only as far as 1837, it still just manages to predate the British takeover of HK by a few years. Read more »
Another of the sites worth taking in when you are in Taipa village. Located around the same hillock that houses the Carmel Church and Camoes Park. Praia Avenue is a fine example of how to do heritage conservation, something that Macau just does better than Hong Kong, period. Read more »
This is probably the most famous of the several forts that adorn the hills in and around Macau. The fort stands on top of Guia hill guarding coastal approaches and I believe this is also the highest point on the peninsula.
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