First built of bamboo and wood before 1560, this is one of the oldest churches in Macau. St. Anthony’s Church is located in the same square as Camões Garden and features an outdoor patio. The interior is decorated with baroque details, religious figures, and sacred art artworks from centuries ago. This church is easily accessible by public transportation but also on foot from the city center, namely the Ruins of St. Paul’s. It’s also 10 minutes away from Kiang Wu Hospital and these surroundings.
A reminder of the presence of Jesuits, it’s believed to have been one of their earliest headquarters in Macau. The church was reconstructed in stone several times, while the present appearance and scale of the church date back to 1930. Previously, members of the Portuguese community would hold wedding ceremonies there, giving rise to the Chinese name of “Fa Vong Tong” (Church of Flowers). St. Anthony’s Church is opened for everyone to visit, featuring useful information about the venue’s history.
Opening hours: 8:30am–12:00pm and 3:00pm–6:00pm
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