Fodor's Expert Review Igreja de São Domingos

The Macau Peninsula Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The cream-and-white interior of one of Macau's most beautiful churches takes on a heavenly golden glow when illuminated for services. St. Dominic's was originally a convent founded by Spanish Dominican friars in 1587. In 1822 China's first Portuguese newspaper, The China Bee, was published here, and the church became a repository for sacred art in 1834 when convents were banned in Portugal. Admission to all churches and temples is free, though donations are suggested.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Macau, Macau

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