An octagonal-shaped building, the Octagonal Pavilion Library is located in the St. Francisco Garden, right next to the intersection of Avenida da Praia Grande and Rua do Campo. Its distinctive shape, bright red windows with wooden frames, and green two-tiered roof made the library one of the most recognizable local landmarks in Macau.
It was designed by a Chinese architect Chan Kun Pui and built in 1927. Originally, the pavilion served as a restaurant and billiard room. In 1947, it became the Commerce Chamber’s Newspaper and Book Reading Room. Notably, the Octagonal Pavilion Library is Macau’s first public library.
Opening hours: 9:00pm–12:00pm, 7:00pm–10:00pm, Tuesday–Sunday (closed on Mondays and public holidays)
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