Museum of Sacred Art & Crypt
Ruins of the Church of St Paul
The most treasured icon in Macau, the towering facade and stairway are all that remain of this early-17th-century Jesuit church. With...
Na Tcha Temple
There’s no better symbol of Macau’s cultural diversity than Na Tcha Temple sitting quietly beside a major Christian monument – the Ruins...
Just east of the ruins, Monte Fort was built by the Jesuits between 1617 and 1626 as part of the College of the Mother of God. Barracks...
An elegant haven in wood and stained glass, where twice a month a jazz band plays to a packed audience. On most nights, though,...
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Museum of Sacred Art & Crypt information
This small museum behind the Ruins of the Church of St Paul contains polychrome carved wooden statues, silver chalices, monstrances and oil paintings, including a copy of a 17th-century painting depicting the martyrdom of 26 Japanese Christians by crucifixion at Nagasaki in 1597.The adjoining crypt contains the remains of Asian Christian martyrs. Also here is the tomb of Alessandro Valignano, the Jesuit who founded the College of the Mother of God and is credited with establishing Christianity in Japan.