Travel Report: St. Michael’s Chapel & Cemetery, Macau.
February 2018. “Mate, check out that green church!” exclaimed Wonderboy. We were stood at the top of Guia Hill Fortress just across from the lighthouse, peering out over the beautiful landscape of Macau Peninsula. Even with all the amazing skyscrapers on offer, it was St. Michael’s Chapel and Cemetery that stood out from the crowd with its seemingly glowing pastel greenness. “Let’s go find it!” I said.
February 2018. Located near Tap Seac Square on Estrado do cemeterio (Cemetery Road), St. Michael’s Chapel and Cemetery is a real oasis from the surrounding hustle and bustle of downtown Macau. When we arrived there were literally no other visitors, just us and a team of dedicated gardeners hosing down the stone paths and sweeping up leaves.
February 2018. Built in 1875, St. Michael’s Chapel has just one charming hall with pretty porticoes, white walls, dark brown wooden benches and a stained glass window that filters in multicoloured light.
February 2018. If you’re a weirdo like me and you actually like cemeteries, you could spend a while here checking out all the lavishly decorated headstones and their engravings. In fact, St. Michael’s Chapel Cemetery is Macau’s largest catholic graveyard and the oldest in the peninsula to still accept new burials.
February 2018. St. Michael’s Chapel & Cemetery is free toe enter and open daily from 10:00-18:00.
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