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Still Standing Tall

We continued our tour of Macau heritage after A-Ma Temple by foot using the Macau Heritage Trial of... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2019
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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Excellent accommodation for the soldiers

We were on our way to A-Ma Temple when we noticed the Moorish barracks, a wonderful building where... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2018
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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Reviewed May 21, 2019

Wonderful architecture and a truly spectacular building. Enjoy the outside as the building is not a museum.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tamsin H
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

We continued our tour of Macau heritage after A-Ma Temple by foot using the Macau Heritage Trial of Historic Centre of Macau map downloaded from the web as guide. A piece of advice for those with weak leg and poor stamina, it was a long...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

We were on our way to A-Ma Temple when we noticed the Moorish barracks, a wonderful building where troops were stationed. The barracks were constructed in 1874 to accommodate Indian soldiers from Goa. The building has an Arabic/Gothic design, unusual for Macau. In 1905 it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed November 19, 2018

The Moorish Barracks is a lesser known member of the UNESCO World Heritage collection. Located along tiny Calçada da Barra, this is a late 19th-century barrack built to house an Indian regiment brought over from Goa to help reinforce the Macao police force during the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LetsGoToMacau
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

It you get along accidentally, pop in, otherwise, it’s not worth it to go all the way. All in all the building looks not very attractive.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Felix171
Reviewed February 6, 2018

the building is old and renovated, looking good outside, but it is not possible to see it inside as it is occupied by some authorities, not far from A-Ma Temple

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

The Moorish Barracks is quite a striking and handsome building, set high above the street. However, you are only able to see just the very first room of the interior, which contains some interesting nautical artifacts and a bit about its history (which is quite...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Margaret E
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Designed by an Italian architect and located uphill from the A-Ma temple, the barracks were built in the second half of the nineteenth century to house an Indian Regiment brought in to reinforce the local Police force and now form a part of the Historic...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

It's quite far end of Macau and there's really nothing there but an office building that you can't enter. Don't bother to go.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank weiweiorchid
Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

While visitors are limited to what can be visited inside the building, it is worth walking by to glimpse a part of Macau's association with the larger Portuguese Empire, as this building housed Portuguese Indian (from Goa) forces who made up part of the police...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Reisiger1223
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