Taipa Houses-Museum

Museum in Taipa

The pastel-coloured villas (c 1921) here were the summer residences of wealthy Macanese. House of the Regions of Portugal showcases Portuguese costumes; House of the Islands looks at the history of Taipa and Coloane, with displays on traditional industries, such as fishing and fireworks making; and Macanese House offers a snapshot of life in the early 20th century. There's a large and attractively landscaped lotus pond out front, with the towering casinos of Cotai in the distance, that art students like to sketch.