Senate Library

Senate Library information

Macau Peninsula , China
Leal Senado, 163 Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro
+853 853 2857 2233
Getting there
Bus: 3, 6, 26A, 18A, 33, disembark at Almeida Ribeiro
Opening hours
1-7pm Tue-Sat
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Located in the Leal Senado , Macau's oldest and most lavish library is a beautiful adaptation of the 18th-century library in the Convento de Mafra outside Lisbon, which was built between 1717 and 1730 by German architect Fredrico Ludovice. Though much smaller, with only two rooms, it features a baroque style with scrolling on the ceiling, and dark wood bookcases surmounted by cartouches. The library's 19,000-book collection includes antique publications in Portuguese, French and English.