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St. Lawrence Church, Macau

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Elevated above the city streets and away from the crowded attractions of a nearby square, St. Lawrence Church harks back to the 16th century and remains one of the oldest Catholic churches in Macau. The interior is simple yet elegant, with a soft blue ceiling complementing the light yellows of the exterior. Relax on the stone benches at the small garden next to the church, where you can switch off and take a leisurely break from the busy streets. By using our Macau trip planner , you can arrange your visit to St. Lawrence Church and other attractions in Macau.
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  • a very lovely, simple and pleasant church. I had been for an English mass on Sunday. It was really great. Remember, when you are sitting on the bench for the mass, don't keep your feet on the cushion ...  more »
  • I walked from Senado Square and came to St. Lawrence's Church. I think we arrived in about 15 minutes. It was a church of a lovely feeling of pastel color. The weather was good on this day, and the light came out of the left and right stained glass and it was beautiful.
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  • I came to Macau by ferry from Hong Kong. We walked a little from Senado Square and went to St. Lawrence Church. It was the oldest church in Macau and there were a lot of tourists. It is a yellow appearance, and the inside is a beautiful yellow, and it is the feeling which seems to come out in the animation.
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  • A serene place in the center of Macau. It is a very beautiful church with a small garden. When I sat there it was just like in Lisbon.
  • Beautiful buliding!
  • Good for praying
  • St. Lawrence is one of six UNESCO World Heritage churches in Macau and a place we enjoy visiting. It is situated away from the crowded Senado Square, meaning that it receives far fewer visitors and provides a much more peaceful and relaxing place to see and spend time. Dating back to the mid 16th century, St. Lawrence is one of the oldest Catholic churches in Macau. It is also one of Macau's largest and most beautiful churches as well. The church features a traditional neo-classical facade, painted in a pastel yellow colour. There is a lovely staircase leading up church entrance as well as a small garden space with park benches. The garden area provides more character to St. Lawrence compared to its peer churches in the Historic Centre of Macau. This is always a pleasant place to take a seat and enjoy a rest if you've been walking for a while. The inside of St. Lawrence is enjoyable to see as well. There is subtle use of Baroque design, particularly around the altar. The wooden ceiling is quite attractive as well, painted in soft blue colour, it complements the pastel yellows found inside and outside the church very well. In all, the interior of the church is simple, modest yet slightly elegant in appearance. Like the outside of church, it is quite pleasing on the eye. In the end, St. Lawrence Church can be a pleasant surprise for those who make the time to get away from Senado Square and see the World Heritage attractions in other ares of the Historic Centre of Macau. You can find St. Lawrence on the small Avenue Sao. Lorenzo, 6-8 minutes walk from Senado Square or 2 minutes walk past St. Augustine Square.
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