February 2018. Located right in the heart of Macau’s bustling Senado Square, St. Dominic’s Church is a 16th century baroque structure that draws in a steady flow of visitors who literally swarm in and out throughout any given day.
February 2018. Dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary (Mother Mary), St. Dominic’s Church was established in 1587 by three Dominican priests who came to Macau from Acapulco, Mexico. The Interior is pretty basic, with a white and gold-yellow color scheme throughout.
February 2018. St. Dominic’s main altar features a statue of Madonna and child, as well as a trudging Jesus carrying the cross.
February 2018. Sunday services are still held at St. Dominic’s Church and it’s also the venue for Macau’s annual International Music Festival!
February 2018. HEAD upstairs (did you see what I did there?) to check out St. Dominic’s Sacred Art Museum, converted from the old bell tower. There are plenty of paintings, ancient artifacts and the odd grisly cabinet exhibit. St. Dominic’s Church is open daily from 10:00-18:00 and is free to enter. For a deeper look into its history, have a read from St. Dominic’s World Heritage page.
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