What travelers are saying
- A well designed infrastructure. I like the steep long corridor connecting 4/F and 3/F, seems walking through a space tunnel under sun. Exhibitions are along good, sometime from China with historical value and sometime contemporary. Always free admission.Written November 9, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- There are a few places in the St. Lazarus Quarter to do a bit of art viewing while you are visiting Macau. One particular place that I like to visit a couple times a year is the Tap Seac Gallery at the northeast end of Tap Seac Square right next to the Historical Archives of Macau exhibition hall. Opening hours are 10am to 7pm daily and entry is free.
Each year, the venue hosts several exhibitions featuring the works of international artists and collections. You can learn about the exhibitions presently being held on the ICM.gov website - exhibitions page.
During a recent visit we were able to view the Shadow Play and Puppetry of Shaanxi and Sichuan Provinces, a collaborative exhibition with the departments of culture and tourism in both Shaanxi and Sichuan in the mainland. This exhibition introduces the history and art of shadow play and puppetry while presenting quite a few samples of both along with a few video productions showing how they are made and used during performances. It is a good exhibition that I'm glad we were able to make time to see.Written January 23, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This museum houses a lot of real sacred treasure. It is free admission. This is not a very popular tourist spot. so don't miss this spot after visiting the church, especially if you are a catholic.Written May 14, 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 10 Fantasia is a historic building in the St. Lazarus District that has been converted into a creative arts incubator for local artists. This attraction is a neat representation and showcase of the emerging art scene in Macau.
First, this is a colonial era building and courtyard that makes for an attractive place to visit on its own. Within 10 Fantasia, you will find two exhibition halls and ten small rooms which are used to exhibit interesting and expressive artworks by local artists.
10 Fantasia (free entry) is located at Calcada da lgreja de S.Lazaro and is open from 10.30am to 6.30pm daily (Closed on Mondays). You can conveniently include a visit here when sightseeing in the St. Lazarus and Tap Seac area of Macau.Written January 24, 2019
- The Former Municipal Cattle Stable (formerly Ox Warehouse) is an old cattle stable and quarantine located at the corner of Avenida do Coronel Mesquita and Avenida Almirante Lacerda at the foot of Mong Ha Hill. Historically, constructed in 1912 the old cattle stable was in use until 1987.
Up until 5-6 years ago, this historic venue was repurposed as an art venue under the name Ox Warehouse which regularly hosted exhibitions mainly of local artists which you could view on a daily basis. There was even an upstairs coffee shop here around 10 years ago. These art sponsored events and exhibitions are now held at other historic properties more centrally located.
It seems according to the ICM website, the Former Municipal Cattle Stable is still used for less regular exhibitions and events held from time to time and as such is temporarily open to visits. However, for the most part you are likely to find it closed, meaning you can only view the old stable building from the outside. This may be interesting if you plan to visit attractions around Mong Ha Hill and are already in the area. Otherwise, if you are trying to find art venues, there are other places to visit now instead.
Note: there are other early 20th-century colonial style homes known as the Mong-ha villas a short distance away that are worth a look see as well if this is the kind of sightseeing you enjoy.Written February 3, 2023