The Old Court Building was erected in 1951 and its first use was as the governmental Finances department. After the sovereignty transfer to China (1999), the building hosted the Judicial Court, which also moved to a new building in 2003. It’s now a place used to house cultural events such literary festivals, theatre performances, art exhibitions and book fairs.
The building is inscribed on the list of buildings of architectural interest. Located in the city centre, it’s close to Ting Ting Kiosk, New Yaohan shopping mall, but also 10 minutes away from Sky 21 Bar & Restaurant–in AIA Tower. The Old Court Building is located five minutes away from Nam Van Lakes, allowing for strolls along the waterfront, dining with a view or heading to Macau Tower and taking a walk through Sai Van area.
The narrow and traditional streets up this big buildings have some heritage spots worth visiting, such as St. Lawrence Church, D. Pedro V Theatre, Sir Robert Ho Tung Library, St. Augustine Church, among others.
Opening hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00am–7:00pm
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