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St. Francis Xavier Church, Macau

3.8
#10 of 44 in Historic Sites in Macau
Religious Site Tourist Spot
Admire the Portuguese-style architecture of St. Francis Xavier Church, situated in a charming, quaint district with old buildings and cobblestone streets. Built in 1928, the Catholic church is dedicated to the famous missionary who died near Macau, and until recently housed one of his arm bones. Other significant relics still in its confines include those of various Japanese Christian martyrs and rebels. View the small fountains in front of the bright yellow facade, explore the modern interior, and observe the paintings on the walls. Be sure to examine the mosaic floor tiles and statues that surround this small place of worship. Afterwards, visit the Portuguese restaurant nextdoor or take some photographs of this vibrant gem. Plan your St. Francis Xavier Church visit and explore what else you can see and do in Macau using our Macau trip itinerary maker.
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  • Take your Heritage guidebook and follow the little backstreets of Old Macau. It's exactly like walking in the older parts of upper Lisbon  more »
  • You cannot miss this church as you walk through the Coloane walking area as it is in the middle of the square. Going inside is free of charge but is rather small and underwhelming although the exterio...  more »
  • The Church was built in 1928, located in the middle of Coloane, a peaceful village away from the artificial tourist attractions, on the southwestern coast It is a small beautiful baroque-style Chapel,...  more »
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  • Good ambience. Really calm without so much traffic and noise.
  • The Chapel itself is not the most magnificent, but the area around it is. A nice cozy area within residential village, that stands out with it's remaining Portuguese architecture.
  • I visited the chapel in the early morning , It is quiet and tranquil . I like the sacred painting on the wall, and the map indicates the route of the Portuguese sailors coming to Asia in the end of 15th century .
  • Take a picture with this chapel.
  • 韓劇宮的拍攝場景,葡式教堂的色彩跟裝飾配色都跟華人信仰中心的寺廟不同。中午兩旁攤子還沒營業很好拍照,傍晚時分營業的時候就熱鬧多了。

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