Mandarin's House (Chinese: 鄭家大屋; Portuguese: Casa do Mandarim) is a historic residential complex in São Lourenço, Macau. It was the residence and family home of the late Qing theoretician and reformist Zheng Guanying (1842-1921). He completed his masterpiece of Shengshi Weiyan (Words of Warning in Times of Prosperity) in the house. Mandarin's House occupies an area of 4,000 square metres (43,000 sq ft), which is amongst the largest family houses in Macau.
Mandarin's House was built in 1869 (Eighth year of the reign of Emperor Tongzhi) by Zheng Guanyin's father Zheng Wenrui. Zheng Guanying and his brothers gradually enlarged the complex since. It was built largely in Cantonese style but is noted for its fusion of western architectural elements.
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David Ver Eecke | Jul 13, 2018
Fun and free. The house is very cool. I hope the restore the exterior at some point. Shame to see the building degrade. Gift shop is great. Reasonable prices and some unique gifts.
Alex Kukhta | May 4, 2018
Nice and free historical building. Gift shop is highly recommended. The lady there spoke perfect English and was eager to explain every thing on sale, all the way down to symbolics and characters.
Grace Yossica | Jul 16, 2018
maybe if they can restore and maintain this site. it will be nice. really old school house, but doesn't look nice
Mark Doctoroff | Feb 18, 2018
This "home complex" is almost 150 years old and covers almost 1 acre!!! The government's restoration was very Professionally/ skilfully carried out. The home belonged to a famous Chinese writer and theoretician, whose works also influenced China's opening to trade "with the West"!! The home covers 2 floors and provides a "window" into Macau's interesting Historical past/character (before "gaming" exerted its influence)... This is a very worthwhile place to visit!!!
BradJill Travels | Jun 5, 2018
The Mandarin House is one of the more impressive UNESCO World Heritage attractions in the Historic Centre of Macau. I enjoy visiting here during Chinese New Year (CNY), finding it particularly well decorated and festive at this time of year. In short, it is one of my favourite places to visit during the holiday season. Located along Rua Padre Antonio, you will find the Mandarin House across from tiny Lilau Square. During the holiday season, the complex is decorated with many hanging red lanterns, orange mandarin shrubs, cherry blossom trees and other holiday decoration throughout. You will find it in the courtyard as well as within the many rooms of the Mandarin House. Another thing that I enjoy about visits during CNY are the performances held here. We watched a lion dance at Mandarin House yesterday that was quite nice. Unlike the huge crowds which gather at Senado Square and outside A-Ma Temple, there are far few people visiting here for the CNY events and performances. This means you can get up close and take much nicer pictures with the lion dancers and their costumes. Note: Refer to the MGTO What's On Guide for a schedule of Chinese New Year activities in order to find the right dates and times for CNY activity at Mandarin House if you intend to visit during this time of year.
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