St. Anthony's Church

St. Anthony's Church, Macau

St. Anthony's Church
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7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Perry B
Hong Kong, China2,287 contributions
My favourite church in Macau!
Nov 2019
I like the confluence of architectural form and purpose in St. Anthony's. It really blends in well with its charming little square. i could take a quick tour inside and there was a beneficially benevolent aspect to the worshipful atmosphere there.
Written November 27, 2019
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines19,709 contributions
One of the first 3 churches in Macau
Nov 2018 • Couples
This church is located in front of Camoes Gardens and is sometimes known as Fa Vong Tong (church of flowers). The original bamboo church was built 100 years before the stone church (1638) which commemorates the patron saint of Catholic marriages, St. Anthony. Mass is held there on several days of the week and is quite popular among newly weds.
Written December 4, 2018
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Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
Macau, China2,248 contributions
One of the oldest churches in Macau
Apr 2018 • Solo
St. Anthony's is one of three World Heritage attractions along with the Protestant Cemetery and Casa Garden situated at Camoes Square north of the Ruins of St. Paul's. Its one of six churches that are included in Macau World Heritage.

Originally built around 1560, St. Anthony's is one of the oldest churches in Macau. It was reconstructed a handful of times over the centuries. The present church dates back to 1930. It is Neo-classical in style and similar to Cathedral in appearance. The interior is subtle, modest with hints of Baroque.

Located in a somewhat remote area of the city centre, this is a good attraction for those who like visiting old churches during their travels. For those with limited time, St. Anthony's is a place you may want to save for a second trip to Macau.
Written November 26, 2018
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Eimear8888
Ireland175 contributions
Day trip
Aug 2018 • Couples
We visited Macau in August and no visit would be complete without a visit to St Anthonys church.
I loved it and woudl recommend it. Peace ful and quiet.
Written August 20, 2018
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Donald D
Kollam, India765 contributions
A Spiritual Spot.
Jan 2018 • Couples
Many who visit the St Paul's ruins would return after clicking snaps at the ruins but unless one could continue further for another 300 metres you would come to this beautiful church which is dedicated to the Miracle saint, St Antony. The church is beside the road which leads up around the square and is possible to come here in a taxi. we were fortunate to be on time for the Holy Mass on a Tuesday@5:30pm and partake in the services which was in the Latin rite in Portuguese. we met few members of the community after mass and they gave us information about moving forward to our next destination. It was indeed a great moment to spend some time in Meditation.
Written January 31, 2018
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,372 contributions
Church of Flowers
Jan 2018 • Solo
This Jesuit-founded church dates back to 1560, although the present-day structure is from 1875. It is quite interesting aesthetically as the exterior is covered on a grainy Shanghai plaster, giving it a grey/slate appearance. It has a neo-classical facade and a Baroque interior. The well preserved curved wood ceiling stand in stark contrast with the lavish columns of the altar below. According to history, this church was once a popular place for marriage ceremonies within the Portuguese community, hence the name “Church of Flowers.” (And before you leave, don’t forget to take a photo with the pope - a life-size cutout is on display in a small room off the main sanctuary - so real, most people I sent the photo to think it’s the real pope!)
Written January 27, 2018
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Afonsinhotravels
Macau, China208 contributions
St. Anthony's Church or Igreja de Santo António
Dec 2017 • Couples
St. Anthony's is a Catholic church and UNESCO World Heritage attraction located just across from Camoes Garden. Is a less frequently visited area of the Historic Centre of Macau, where you can escape crowd of Ruins of St. Paul. One of the oldest Churches in Macau being originally built around 1560, but was reconstructed due several fires.
The church's interior is quite modest but the altar is well decorated.
Nearby you also have Casa Garden, Protestant Cemetery.
St. Anthony's is not one of the more popular church visits in Macau but is still one of the few churchs where you can have a mass in portuguese.
Written December 17, 2017
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fennyluk
Jakarta, Indonesia540 contributions
Relax place
Nov 2017 • Solo
Very quiet church in the morning , no one is there unless mass time , nice deco and a place have a peace of mind .
Written November 9, 2017
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travelsafer
6,844 contributions
Igrejia de Santo Antonio in Macau
Nov 2016 • Couples
One of the oldest churches in Macau. It's quite small and it's on a hill. The design seems to be quite modern and a sign says it has been renovated in the 1930.
Written November 24, 2016
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110kaianl
27 contributions
the solemn atmosphere
Nov 2016 • Solo
I knew from St. anthony church in the book called Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Chinese will call it the "faa wong tong", it is because there are many Catholics will hold there wedding here, and this street (flowers Street) are a lot of many flowers shop before and some shop sells the wedding supplies before. In fact, the Catholic Church has great relationship with Macao, if you want to know the history of Macao, you must understand the Catholic missionary background, I also contact with the Catholic Church because I attended primary school is a Catholic school, so I have a quite good impression to the nuns and priests. It is said that St. Anthony monks can help others to look for lost things, and he can also help people find a mate, so there are a lot of people will come here for a partner, but I think this seems to be the idol worship, rather than commemorate...

My visit time is on Saturday afternoon, this time is the end of the mass, but it is use in the Korean to emceed. This reminds me of the primary school graduation ceremony in the school have also held a mass, I seem to be surrounded by the solemn atmosphere. And then, the people are gone, I entered the church and I think there are big difference with other church, then I found a small room near the exit, the room is small hall to people repent. I am in change for 8 years, I becoming no mercy, no benevolence, I have only remain selfish, although I still believe the existence of God before , but now even began to doubt god......
This is my own feeling on visiting the church.
Written November 21, 2016
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