Built between 1557 and 1560, St. Lazarus Church–the Hermitage of Our Lady of Hope, also known as San Lazaro–is one of the oldest churches in Macau. Established in St. Lazarus District in 1570 to help the lepers, the area was also known as “the circle for converts” because it was the earliest Catholic settlement for the Chinese community in Macau.
When looking for old heritage sites and other interesting venues in Macau, St. Lazarus Church is one of the unmissable spots due to its history and design recalling the Portuguese culture and heritage in the city center. St. Lazarus Church is located just a few metres away from the creative and artistic hub, Albergue SCM. This landmark is set close to several design and vintage shops, ideal for those looking for an afternoon walk around for a traditional side of Macau.
Opening hours: 8:30am–12:00pm and 3:00pm–6:00pm
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