Chapel of St Francis Xavier


This chapel built in 1928 contains paintings of the infant Christ with a Chinese Madonna, a Korean missionary in period garments, and other reminders of Christianity and colonialism in Asia. It’s a quirky place painted in yellow and embellished with red lanterns. In front of the chapel are a monument and fountain surrounded by four cannonballs that commemorate the successful – and final – routing of pirates in 1910.

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This buttercup-yellow mini Grecian temple, built in 1917, still functions as a public library.

2. Kwun Iam Temple

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3. Coloane Village

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4. Tam Kung Temple

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5. Cheoc Van Beach

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6. Seac Pai Van Park


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7. Macau Giant Panda Pavilion

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8. A-Ma Cultural Village

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