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Camoes Garden and Grotto

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Address: Northwest of Macau Peninsula, Macau, China
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Historic and beautiful

I grew up learning about the Portuguese and their history. Be in a place that people says that Luis de Camoes wrote part of his most famous book is huge. The place is beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's just an urban park. I liked the calm atmosphere and when we arrived there, everyone was working out. There are some beautiful altars in the back, so if you get the chance go there, it's not so far from the main entrance. The garden is very well preserved anyways.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I grew up learning about the Portuguese and their history. Be in a place that people says that Luis de Camoes wrote part of his most famous book is huge. The place is beautiful and nice to spend some time.

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Thank GSam_13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Ruínas da Antiga Catedral de São Paulo( 大三巴 ) is overcrowded. But just walk 5 minutes away to the Camoes Garden. The park is open from 6am to 10pm daily. Camoes Garden is most popular park in Macau, is frequented from dawn to dusk by tai chi enthusiasts, palm readers, lovers, students, and men huddled over Chinese chessboards with their... More 

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Macau
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Camões is a 16th century Portuguese writer (the Portuguese Shakespeare or Cervantes, one can say). This beautiful garden was made in his honour, as it is supposed that he wrote part of his masterpiece "The Lusiads" here. You can read parts of his works as you walk through the garden and you can spend a very relaxing hour here.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

One of reasons we like to visit Camões Garden in Macau is to see the 10 cobblestone engravings which represent cantos of the important historical poet, Luis de Camões. The park is open from 6am to 10pm daily. You can find these surrounding the grounds around the large statue shortly after entering the garden grounds. Here you will see 10... More 

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Surat, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Excellent garden among the modern infrastructure... unique part is the statue adorned to a korean martyr... dont know much about history but I found that a bit unusual...If you happen to live in Macau for work or otherwise you should visit this ... also good views of sea....

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The Camoes Garden and Grotto is a very welcome green oasis in this busy city. There are paths for strolling and viewpoints across the river and the city, as well as quiet corners to sit in. the main monuments are to Camoes and to the Korean martyr St. Andrew Kim Taegeon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This area is actually well-guarded from the noise of the city. There are a lot of plants, people doing tai chi EVERYWHERE, and the statues and grottos. Good for a break.

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Thank mrdom
Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beautiful garden with large portuguese mosaic murals. The mosaic murals are very cool. It also has a little library. The park is quite large, you can see some people practising tai chi. And of course, the famous portuguese poet, camoes statue. If you are tired of casinos and wanna breath some fresh air, here is a good place to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

This was a great little place to escape the burning sun and take a peek at life in Macau away from the casinos and shops. Men sitting around playing cards, kids being kids, women doing their exercises. I loved it.

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