A-Ma Temple was probably already standing when the Portuguese arrived, although the present structure may date from the 16th century. It...
Towering above the colonial villas along Avenida da República is Penha Hill, the most tranquil and least-visited area of the peninsula....
Built around 1869, the Mandarin’s House with over 60 rooms, was the ancestral home of Zheng Guanying, an influential author-merchant...
This two-storey restaurant serves solid Macanese and Portuguese fare, including delicious stews and baked-rice dishes – many spun from...
Calcada da Barra · interesting places nearby
Moorish Barracks information
These former barracks (c 1874) were designed by an Italian in a neoclassical style inspired by Moorish architecture, to accommodate Muslim Indian policemen from Goa. The confusion of Muslims with Moors was due to the fact that dated Cantonese refers to Indians as ‘moh loh cha’ and ‘moh loh’ is a transliteration of ‘Moorish’. You can't enter the building, now occupied by the Macau Maritime Administration. Turn right as you leave A-Ma Temple; a 10-minute uphill walk will take you here.