The Protestant Cemetery is an old cemetery tucked away behind walls and a chapel. It’s a consecrated place well worth a visit for anyone interested in the history of Macau. The Old Protestant Cemetery is in the historic district of old Macau, and there is a small, white chapel on the grounds, and the cemetery itself lies below. You can find Winston Churchill’s family members buried there.
The graves themselves are the final resting places for individuals from many countries–the oldest ones are from the late 18th century–but mainly former British and American missionaries, historians and linguists that contributed for the development of the cultural scene of the city.
The cemetery is located in the grounds formerly owned by the East India Company, which also included Casa Garden, a venue used for exhibitions and other official events organized by the Orient Foundation. We’ve also prepared an article on this place and its history, so read more here. Camões Garden is also nearby. If you’re interesting in local history, head there and grab something to eat on one of the places we’ve selected on this article.