St. Augustine’s Church
St. Augustine’s Church
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,061 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is the church for which St. Augustine's Square takes it name. The church was closed for renovations after suffering roof damage in early 2016. However, it has now reopened its doors to visitors touring the World Heritage area. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm daily.

Historically, the church dates back to the end of the 16th-century when it was founded by the Spanish Augustinians. What you find is a Neo-classical facade, pastel yellow in colour, like so many of the old Portuguese style churches around Macau.

Within the church, you will find a relatively simple but large nave lined with columns, light stucco ornamentation and yellow colour. The altar showcases an important church possession, Bom Jesus dos Passos, which is used to lead the annual Easter Procession which starts at St. Augustine and makes it way through the city centre each year.

During Chinese New Year, it is worth being at St. Augustine's when the 238-metre long dragon makes its way through the Historic Centre of Macau. This is a stopping point, where a short performance is made prior to the dragon continuing on its journey. If you stand upon the elevated staircase of Dom Pedro V theatre house just next door, you can take nice pictures of the dragon when it passes by the church.
Written February 9, 2019
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Xin Ru T
Singapore, Singapore1,345 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
As of 20 June 2016: This church is currently sealed off. There is repair work going on as the roof has collapsed.

Nonetheless, you will walk past this church if you are in St Augustine's Square to visit the library and theatre, so you can still take a picture of the exterior of the church.
Written June 20, 2016
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,817 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
This church was under renovation when we were there a few days before Christmas, so we couldn't see much of it. One of the many churches in the historic centre of Macau, which would be worth visiting when renovations are finished.
Written January 25, 2018
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,061 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
One of the locations where you can see the Dragon Parade through the Historic Centre of Macau during the first day of the Chinese New Year (CNY) is at St. Augustine Square.

Here, the dragon pauses, curls up in front of St. Augustine for a couple of minutes. You can stand across the street, against the teal wall of Dom Pedro IV and take some very nice pictures of the dragon and performers here.

Another good elevated spot is up the stairs of Dom Pedro IV where there are off-centred angles. You can capture the entire facade of St. Augustine with the dragon in the same frame from here.

Note: Take you pictures quickly and be ready to move if you are following the dragon through the Historic City Centre. It quickly races to the Pink Government Headquarter after this.
Written February 8, 2016
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Nilusha F
Colombo, Sri Lanka247 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
If you approach the the Senado Square from the Lisboa or grand Lisboa ruins of St.Paul's is on the right hand side while St.Augustine's Church is on the left although a small walk away. Other attractions close by are the Dom Pedro V Theater, St. Augustine's Square, St. Josephs Seminary & Church & the Sir Robert Ho Tung Library. This church was deserted except for one other visitor apart from us and was a quiet respite. Rather simple main facade with a colour scheme similar to that of St. Dominic's Church. The inside of the church is worth a look with a nice alter and statues on the sides.
Written May 17, 2015
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pinoytraveller2
Luzon, Philippines15,121 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Family
This review is quite late. The St. Augustine’s Church is one of the less visited churches in the city. It is located in the serene St. Augustine's Square which is somehow hidden. My niece and I had the entire place to ourselves when we visited. Other attractions nearby are the Dom Pedro Theatre, Sir Robert Ho Tung Library, St. Lawrence's Church and the St. Joseph's Church and Seminary.
Written November 17, 2014
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,061 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
St. Augustine is a Catholic church found on the quaint little square by the same name in the Historic City Centre of Macau, no more than a 5 minute walk from the heavily visited Senado Square.

Unlike St. Dominic's Church on nearby Senado Square, you will find far fewer visitors at St. Augustine Church, which was originally built in 1591 by the Spanish Augustinians. The church offers a neoclassical facade that is befitting of the Square and surrounding World Heritage attractions making for nice photographs.

The Interior nave is nice to see as well, featuring decorative doric columns and windows lined with relief plasterwork which complement the pastel yellow colour of the nave quite well. The feature highlight of the church is the statue 'Bom Jesus dos Passos' which rests behind the alter. You can walk back to the statue for a close look if interested.

In the end, this is a nice little church to visit in Macau and worth 10-15 minutes of your time if making the rounds of the Macau World Heritage attractions.

Note: There are daily tours of this historic church on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and 4pm respectively. Sunday Mass is also held in Filipino (10.30am) and English (4pm) as well.
Written August 29, 2014
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Monika1958
Zhuhai, China211 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
We went into St. Augustine's Church since it is along the Macau Heritage Trail. It took me some time to figure out what was strange about that church, until I noticed the floor tiles. Somehow they give the church a somewhat strange feel in my opinion.
There were a fair amount of visitors. Also volunteer guides would give you the story about the church (we went on a Saturday).
If you visit that church make sure you walk up and around back of the altar, which sounds strange, but once you do it you will understand.
Written August 5, 2013
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,061 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Couples
We stopped by St. Augustine church this past weekend, while visiting other UNESCO attractions in the area of St. Augustine Square. This church is a nice little stop but not that different to the other Catholic style churches in the Historic Centre of Macau. It is noticeably smaller than both St. Lawrence and the famous St. Dominigo's church near Senado Square.

St. Augustine looks similar to St. Dominigo's on the inside and has a similar pastel yellow paint on the outside. Thus, if you are planning to see St. Dominigo's, you can skip St. Augustine if you are short on time during your Macau visit.

However, if you are targeting the UNESCO attractions, this is a good spot to visit as there are a handful of the World Heritage attractions in this area, around St. Augustine Square; including the St. Augustine Church, Sir Robert Ho Tung Library, the Dom Pedro V Theatre and St. Joseph Seminary and Church. Also, St. Lawrence Church is just a few minutes walk down Rua de Sao Lourenco. If these historical attractions are of interest, then you should certainly include St. Augustine Church on your list.
Written January 28, 2012
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Lian Tiong G
Subang Jaya, Malaysia4,225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Located at the St Augustine Square has its own history. Established by Spanish Augustinians in 1591. Still maintains the traditional Easter procession. Cannot miss this heritage when you arrive at the St Augustine Square.
Written April 19, 2019
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