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St. Francis Xavier Church

Rua Do Caetano, Coloane Village, Macau, China
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Ranked #32 of 175 Attractions in Macau
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Birmingham
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We spent a couple of hours exploring Coloane and this little church is an absolute gem to visit. Brightly painted in yellow, it entices you to enter and explore.

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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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150 reviews 150 reviews
66 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Small place full of serenity, the church (or rather chapel) contain holiest relics of catholic church in Far East. Beautifully renovated, and is again the main adornment of Coloane's central square. The painting of central nave is very simple, but its photos became highest-rated from all my travel.

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Hong Kong, China
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The church is a very simple and small architecture. All elements are simple but the colour is rich. Try to spend few minutes and sit inside, you should have spiritual peaceful. The front piazza have mosaic stone floor and a Memorial but Chinese restaurant set large table to occupy space, I think coffee shop and small coffee table are suitable... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is a great Church, the location if you not carefully you will not find it because inside Coloane area (there is a lot of boutique, cafe, store, and anything else you want to buy cheaper). Church is otentik and beautiful. Especially if you go at night, you will find a great scenery. This is my first trip to Macau... More

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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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66 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

The chapel is now under renovation, and facade is fully covered. Entrance is closed also. If this chapel is only one reason for visiting Coloane, just cancel. But fortunately, there are lot things to do around

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Reno, Nevada
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473 reviews 473 reviews
208 attraction reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is one of the many churches on the historic route. Everytime you enter a church you will be amazed that you are still in China. It sure feels like Europe.

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Msia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Having visited Macau many times, I finally managed to make the trip to the Coloane area where the church is located. It is also very near to the famous Lord Stow's cafe. The church is so beautiful...... I will definitely be back again soon

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Hong Kong, China
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3,110 reviews 3,110 reviews
1,895 attraction reviews
7,967 helpful votes 7,967 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We recently visited St. Francis Xavier cathedral in Coloane village and were disappointed with what we found compared to the many nice church visits you can make in Macau. This church, built in 1928, as the potential to be a very important place to visit as it supposed holds important relics, the bone fragments of the important historical figure, St.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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169 reviews 169 reviews
78 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This is my favourite church in Macau. It is so tiny and pretty and obviously loved by its congragation.

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Hong Kong
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Having studied a few reviews before I made the trip to Macao, I must say I was quite intrigued by the church and some reviews raved about it however once I got there, all i saw was a very small church with very minimal decor inside it. The hype The church was made famous in Hong Kong due to a... More

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