Cathedral Square

Cathedral Square, Macau: Hours, Address, Cathedral Square Reviews: 4/5

Cathedral Square
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China137,428 contributions
A few interesting things to see at Cathedral Square
Feb 2020
Cathedral Square is a little known spot in the Macau World Heritage centre just next to the Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady otherwise known as Sé or simply - 'Cathedral'. This is a small cobblestone square with bench seating, seasonal decorations and a few permanent fixtures that are worth a few minutes to enjoy.

Here you find a nice fountain with an eclectic chalice-shaped structure topped with an iron globe and cross. It features a decoratively carved column base with dolphins plus seahorses near its top spouting water into an octagonal shaped basin. Nearby there is a simple cross sculpture as well.

Perhaps the most interesting feature of Cathedral Square are the circa (1830-40s) blue-and-white tiled murals which line the lower and backside of the square. The murals depict landscape scenes of Macau as seen through the eyes of 19th-century resident artist George Chinnery. They are beautiful and free artworks that most overlook while racing around the world heritage area. Give them a few minutes if you are interested in see what Macau would have looked like nearly two centuries ago.

For those interested in viewing more of George Chinnery, there is a gallery at Macau Museum of Art dedicated to his works. You will also find his tomb at the Protestant Cemetery at Camoes Square which is also part of the Macau World Heritage area.
Written April 4, 2020
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Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
Macau, China2,248 contributions
Small square near Cathedral
Apr 2018 • Solo
Cathedral Square is a small place just to the south of the Cathedral of the Nativity of our Our Lady in the city centre of Macau. There are a few interesting things to see here including a large standing cross and a fountain decorated with seahorse and dolphin spouts.

You will also find the 19th-century blue tile murals by George Chinnery (circa 1835-40) located along the lower walls of the square. These are delightful murals showcasing early scenes of Portuguese colony as they were seen through the eyes of Macau's most important artist of that time period.

You can find Cathedral Square, just 1 minute walk from Senado Square and Dominic's Square by way of Travessa de São Domingos. It is an easy to find and convenient place to pass by while exploring the World Heritage area.
Written November 29, 2018
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Aleph_999
Salamanca, Spain678 contributions
Western style square
Jun 2018 • Couples
One of the nice squares of Macau, resembling a European square and dominated with the Catholic Cathedral. Macau is full of places to enjoy and relax, and this square is one of them
Written July 21, 2018
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StanleyandMarie
Ontario, Canada1,077 contributions
You will feel like you are in Europe!
May 2018 • Couples
It was amazing walking out of an alley and entering Cathedral Square. The square is dominated by the Cathedral, but apparently the other yellow buildings currently house the Roman Catholic diocese in Macau. You can enter the church, providing there is nothing going on, which we did and the stained glass is beautiful. The rest of the square is a lovely area to sit (were it not so hot).
Written June 15, 2018
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,117 contributions
European style charming square.
Sep 2017 • Couples
After visiting the Cathedral it is good to look at this charming square and take in the atmosphere of this place. It creates the delusional feeling like all of a sudden you are back in Europe. This location also offers a chance to grab a snack or ice cream or other refreshments choosing from one of many vendors of the area.
Written January 28, 2018
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Cekeysh
Jakarta, Indonesia121 contributions
Nice Church
Mar 2017 • Friends
The church itself is nice, both from outside and from inside. There are statues of saints inside for people give offering and light candles. From the plaza/square we can watch people passing by and get the nice feeling of the city.
Written December 11, 2017
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188petere
Brisbane, Australia1,626 contributions
Very plain & small
Nov 2017 • Friends
Outside the Cathedral there is a small square & water feature & a few chairs. The square provides a view of the cathedral & surrounding buildings.

If you go to the Cathedral you will see the square, but if not, don't bother.
Written November 5, 2017
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minimize940314
Los Angeles, CA3,349 contributions
Lovely square
May 2017 • Solo
This is square is lovely. My initial impression was 'this is not China' Yes, there are many buildings that resemble european buildings.
Written August 9, 2017
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TangCS74
Singapore, Singapore1,348 contributions
Charming square
Jun 2017 • Solo
Serene and charming spot next to the cathedral. Down the alley there are rolls of shop houses selling food stuff. The square would be a nice place to enjoy your food and take a well earned rest after all the walking.
Written June 17, 2017
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Troopersj
Perth, Australia12 contributions
Day Trip to Macau from Hong Kong
Apr 2017 • Couples
Excellent day trip to Macau run by Jetway Express with hotel pick-up from Hong Kong.

Trip included return ferry to Hong Kong plus an excellent buffet lunch at one of the 5 star hotels on the Island.

Tour also included stops at the ruins of the Cathedral of St Paul's and the nearby old fortress which offered great views across the city. We also saw the Macau Tower and also visited the A-Ma Temple from the Ming dynasty aswell as the Lisboa casino and the old city square with its Portuguese colonial history.

Well run tour with a fantastic local guide, Patrick. Value for money and recommended.
Written April 26, 2017
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