East of Senado Square lies the Macau Cathedral, also known as Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady. Built in 1622, the cathedral is part of the Historic Centre of Macao listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Undoubtedly the most important church in Macau, it serves as the current headquarter’s of the Macau Diocese, housing the highest administrative division of Catholic affairs in the city. Macau Cathedral plays a major role during Christian celebrations and and holy days in the city and still holds Sunday mass.
Composed by two towers and a main building sporting a neoclassical style, the cathedral features marble pulpits and beautiful coloured stained-glass windows displaying catholic scenes at the main altar and on its lateral aisles. These honour different saints (including one dedicated to St. John the Baptist, Macau patron saint).
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:30am to 6:00pm
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