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HISTORIC SITES Ruins of St. Paul's - The most famous sight in Macau. The original church was probably designed by an Italian Jesuit in the early 17th century and it was built with the assistance of Japanese Christian artisans who had fled from feudal persecution in Nagasaki. In 1835. Citadel of Sao Paulo do Monte (Monte Fort) - Built by the Jesuits about the same time as St. Paul's. A cannon ball fired from a gun in the fort saved the city from capture in 1622 when a Dutch fleet attempted to invade the city. Telescopes are installed here to give visitors a better view of the city. Opening hours: May to September - 6.00 am to 7.00 pm October to April - 7.00 am to 6.00 pm

Old Protestant Cemetery - Among those buried here: Dr. Robert Morrison, who compiled the first English and Chinese dictionary and translated the Bible into Chinese; George Chinnery, an artist who lived in Macau in the 18th century; Capt.Lord John Spencer Churchill, Commander of H.M. Ship Druid and an ancestor of Sir Winston Churchill; also seamen and non-Portuguese Traders.

TEMPLES Temple of Kun Iam - The original temple was built more than 600 years ago. This was the place where, in 1844, the first treaty of trade and friendship was signed between China and U.S.A.

* Temple of A-Ma - This temple is situated at the base of Barra Hill. The shrine was erected by the fisherfolk to the Goddess A-Ma or Tin Hau as she was known among some of the worshippers, after whom Macau was named by the Portuguese settlers in 1554-1557.

* Lin Fong Temple - Situated close to the border, this temple was used as an inn by visiting Chinese officials, including Commissioner Lin Tse-Hsu, whose statue stands in the courtyard. The temple is also famous for its decorative clay friezes.

CHURCHES
The Cathedral
Sao Domingos Church
Sao Lourenqo Church
The church of St. Joseph Seminary

MUSEUMS
Macau Maritime Museum - Situated opposite the historic A-Ma temple, concentrates on Portuguese and Chinese maritime links. Displays include models, and real vessels moored nearby at no. l pier.

* Post Office Museum - Housed in the general Post Office in the centre of the city. It contains displays of postal equipment and artifacts, the studio of Macau's first radio station, a 1930s automatic phone exchange, and photographs of such events as the arrival of the territory's first air mail delivery, by a Pan Am flying boat in 1937.

Macau Grand Prix Museum - Located in the basement of the Tourist Activities Centre, the Grand Prix Museum was opened in 1993 on the occasion of the 40th Macau Grand Prix, Asia's premier road racing event and the world's leading Formula 3 championship.

* Wine Museum - Sharing the basement of the Tourist Activities Centre with the Grand prix Museum, the Wine Museum tells the story of viniculture from ancient times, including the introduction of wine into Asia through Macau by the Portuguese. On display are traditional presses, distilling equipment, wine fraternity costumes and bottles of 700 different Portuguese wines. Open 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Entrance for adults over 18 is 15 patacas, which includes a wine sampling. Those aged 11 to 18 pay 5 patacas

 
 
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