Albergue SCM–owned by the Holy House of Mercy–is a creative and cultural hub located in St. Lazarus district. It became known in the past as a refuge for the poor and downtrodden during World War II, as well as a sanctuary for elderly women. These days, its 100-year-old Portuguese buildings house galleries showcase local art and creativity works.
Albergue da Santa Casa da Misericórdia–original name in Portuguese–was transformed into a creative hub with artisanal shops, a Portuguese-inspired restaurant–Albergue 1601–a beautiful, decadent and romantic patio that’s sought-after by locals and tourists for photos, but also an art gallery, creative offices and studios (namely Macanese architect Carlos Marreiros’). Albergue SCM also has a small shop selling Portuguese goods, Mercearia Portuguesa: between cans of sardines and codfish, luxurious soaps and other beauty products, you’ll also find artisanal things like baskets and tapestries, beach towels and more.
This place is serene and relaxing, ideal for people looking to get away from the city’s hustle and bustle. This little enclosed space sits on the same street as St. Lazarus Church, on a staircase leading to Kiang Wu Hospital. It’s five minutes away from Tap Seac Square, Macau Central Library, Tap Seac Health Centre, Lou Lim Ieoc Garden, and many coffee shops, including Wonderwall. There are also vintage shops nearby: Collectore and Vintage Market.
Also read: Albergue 1601, Beyond a Dining Experience