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St. Dominic's Church

St Dominic's Square, Historic City Centre, Macau, China
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Ranked #18 of 176 Attractions in Macau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Known also as Igreja de São Domingos, St. Domingo's is a Catholic church situated near the Largo do Senado (Senado Square) in the heart of the Macau... more »
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British Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Let me preface this review by saying that if you were expecting to see a grand church like the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris you’re out of luck. After a short walk from the ruins of St. Paul’s (approximately 400 meters or 438 yards), you arrive at the church on your right. When I first saw the building I didn’t... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The church doesn't really look "old" from outside because the administrators are really maintaining this place. The architectural design and display inside however will tell how rich the history is. If you want to take good pictures, try to arrive early, like 7am, avoiding big crowds. 15 to 30-minute visit should be sufficient. Don't forget to include world peace in... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Be careful and make sure the taxi driver gives you a quote as ours drove the long way round. The church is beautiful but try and get there early to avoid the crowds.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Good enough as it's the oldest catholic church in CHINA. The restoration was done skillfully and it's really a gem from whether religiously or aesthetically point of view.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Amazing piece of history in Macau, great location for photography and local cuisine. Nothing to dislike.

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Quezon City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

St. Domingo's Church is a simple yet elegant historical landmark in the middle of Senado Square. It's a small church beautifully showcasing European architecture. The interior is very solemn and lovely as well. It 's very similar to many old churches in the Philippines. When in Macau, pass by St. Domingo's Church for a short, quiet prayer.

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Macau, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well photographed the exterior is reflective of Macau history and World Heritage. Take time to visit the religious museum upstairs and to sit in the church, reflect on the style/the décor and of course all who have passed this way. One of my lasting memories of Macau will be a candlelit symphonic performance in a packed church.....just sublime.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

While you are in the Senado Square area you will run into this church. It's a beautiful example of Portuguese architecture inside & out.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a beautiful old European church. Could only look at the exterior as the inside is totally stripped out and being renovated.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A nice colonial church in the middle of the city. was in repair when i went there. I did not have the chance to see the church inside.

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