Patio of Six Houses

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Patio of Six Houses
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Macau, China2,248 contributions
A view into the lost past of Macau
Apr 2018 • Couples
Patio of Six Houses (Patio das Seis Casa) is a late 19th-century courtyard and residence on tiny Travssa do Mata tigre that has long fallen into disuse. While the rest of Macau prospers and charges forward into the modern era, this is an example of the sad past of parts of Macau that have still been left behind.

What you find here is a dilapidated courtyard with six boarded up building entrances. The grey brick walls, tiled roof are typical of architecture at the 19th century. This is what makes the property interesting to see for some. A famous former resident was painter George Smirnoff who made numerous watercolour landscapes that you can see at the Macau Art Museum (MAM).

The Patio of Six Houses is situated on smaller back streets between St. Lawrence Church and the Mandarin House in the Historic Centre of Macau. Have a map of Macau handy if you want to try and find this location, it is not easy to locate otherwise.
Written February 22, 2019
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cpcog
Wellington, New Zealand1,280 contributions
interesting old place
Dec 2018 • Family
My mother had lived near that area before so we went there for a visit. For us living in the city, it is very interesting to see the old buildings in Chinese style. We can't see it easily normally as we don't visit China at all. you can feel the atmosphere of the old time at once when you arrive that area. It is more interesting than going to the casino in Macau.
Written January 17, 2019
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,513 contributions
Patio das Seis Casa - Relic building from a time long passed in Macau
Dec 2015 • Couples
The Patio of Six Houses (Patio das Seis Casa) is a little known historic spot in Macau situated between the UNESCO World Heritage attractions - St. Lawrence Church and the Mandarin House, located on the backstreet - Travessa do Mata tigre.

Here you find an entrance into a minor courtyard with six boarded up entrances to residencies built typical Guangdong housing architecture of the late 19th century, with grey brick walls and tiled roof. The building is similar in style, yet in deteriorated condition to that of the nearby Mandarin House. There is a sign above the patio entrance identifying this location as Patio das Seis Casa. A notable past resident here is George Smirnoff, the artist known locally for his watercolour landscape works.

In the end, you can only enter the patio area not the actual residencies. As such, there is little to actually see beyond having a glimpse of one of the remaining relic buildings from a time long passed here in Macau. It makes a stark and interesting contrast to many of the temples and mentioned Mandarin House which have ben restored for the sake of historical preservation.

History buffs and those who enjoy finding hidden places off the main tourist path will enjoy making the extra time to find Patio das Seis Casa, just a few minutes out of the way if you are making your way along the World Heritage trail in this area of the Macau Peninsula. Others can take a pass and concentrate on Macau's popular attractions nearby.
Written January 6, 2016
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