The Chapel of St. Francis Xavier is one of the highlights in Coloane Village. The chapel, built in 1928, shares the baroque style of Macau’s major churches. The beautiful building stands behind the monument commemorating the local victory over pirates in 1910.
The chapel contains some of the most treasured relics of Christian history in Asia, like a bone from the arm of St. Francis Xavier kept in a silver reliquary. The saint was the founder of the jesuit mission in the Asian continent and travelled to the Chinese coast after completing his missionary expedition in Japan.
In addition, many of the remains of persecuted Japanese Christians and Catholic priests crucified in Nagasaki in 1597 are also kept in the Chapel of St. Francis Xavier, making it an important landmark in the history of Christian Asia.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:30am to 5:30pm