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Address: Praca Luis de Camoes, Macau, China
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This is a very magical place with a spiritual feel. If you are in the area then it's well worth a visit. Especially moving are the children's graves.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a very magical place with a spiritual feel. If you are in the area then it's well worth a visit. Especially moving are the children's graves.

1 Thank honestgab
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The beautiful final resting place of many foreigners in Macau; a peaceful respite in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Macau.

1 Thank Boise_Jax
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

aside from the dead, we were the only ones there on the day we visited...small cemetery dating back to the 18th Century which gives you some idea of the many people who must have passed through macau from foreign lands with the majority meeting an early end. lovely engraved tombstones and inscriptions, quite moving and very peaceful. next to the... More 

1 Thank sallychicago
Yarragon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Tucked away behind walls and a closed church, this is a consecrated place well worth a visit ifor anyone interested in the history of Macau. Check out in particular the children's graves on the upper terrace.

1 Thank Snewc78
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Next to the Luis Camoes garden and the Casa Garden so easy to look into, but it's small and not much of a sanctuary, especially with the lack of seating.

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Macau, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Old Protestant Cemetery is in the historic district of old Macau, and there is a small, white chapel on the grounds, and the cemetery itself lies below. The graves themselves are from individuals from many countries, and the oldest ones are from the late 18th century. Included on the tomb stones are not just the name, age, and dates,... More 

1 Thank Ironclad35
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Visiting historical places in Macau, we had time for only one final place to visit and we picked Morrison's Chapel and the Protestant Cemetery. What a wonderful choice getting away from the hustle bustle of Macau during the Golden Week. The cemetery was one of peace, solitary and serenity. While we were there, there were no other people present except... More 

1 Thank mjail5
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The Old Protestant Cemetery is found on Camoes Square along with fellow World Heritage attractions, Casa Garden, St. Anthony's church and the non-World Heritage Camoes Garden and Grotto. It is a nice inclusion to the Macau World Heritage collection, being the location where you can find the burial sites of the historical figures Robert Morrison and George Chinnery. We enjoy... More 

2 Thank BradJill
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

It is very remarkable to find in a Catholic Portuguese enclave an old Protestant Cemetery and a Protestant Church as well, the Morrisson Chapel named after Robert Morrison (1782-1834), the first Protestant missionary in China and author of the first Chinese to English dictionary as well as the first translation of the Bible into Chinese. Besides Robert Morrison, George Chinnery... More 

7 Thank anthonyholland
Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

This is a small cemetery, located two doors down from the entrance to Camoes Garden. Probably only a hundred tombstones and box tombs, they are all of a sturdy size and from pre 1900 era. It is a lovely location, with very old large trees and completely walled in from the bustle of the streets. The tombstones are quite plain... More 

1 Thank nataliegoes

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