Saint Dominic's Church (Chinese: 板樟堂; Portuguese: Igreja de São Domingos) is a late 16th-century Baroque-style church that serves within the Cathedral Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Macau. It is in the peninsular part of the city at the Largo de São Domingos, near the Leal Senado Building.
It was finished in 1587 and overseen by three Spanish Dominican priests. Due to renovations and reconstruction, the current structure dates from the early 17th century. It is one of 29 sites forming the Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Val Danukarjanto | Jan 24, 2018
A Holy place in the center of Historical District. Not too far from St. Paul's ruins, walking through the busy shops selling the famous pork jerky, local delicacies, local shops and restaurants, we arrived at this church. The interior was beautiful. In the middle of the sanctuary we could see a statue of Jesus Christ carrying the cross. On the side we saw an antique wooden confessional from the early years. As usual, a statue of Mary, and the depiction of the Calvary can be found in this old and amazing Catholic church. A very welcoming and serene place in the busy district. A must see if you are visiting the area.
Evelyn Limanjaya | Dec 3, 2017
Beautiful church. Guests are expected to be respectful and silent inside the church. The interior itself is full of art. There is a museum on the back of the church.
Kokoy Severino | Jan 28, 2018
A very interesting historic church. When we came, it just so happened that we arrived just in time for the Tagalog Mass...
Cindy Leong | Dec 20, 2017
This beautiful church is situated in Senado Square, you cannot miss it as it’s on the way to St Paul’s Ruin. As we stepped into the church, we left the crowded street behind and entered a peaceful place.
Luke Phang | Jun 23, 2017
A very old church that is located within walking distance from St Paul Ruins, with a rich history and interesting architecture. They also have a small museum near the back of their church with Christian paintings and artwork. Worth a visit since its free, but you can consider donating if you want to. Church grounds is open to public except on Sundays I think.
Kokoy Severino | May 14, 2018
A very interesting historic church. We came for Mass when I took my lovely lady on a trip to Macau. It just so happened that we arrived just in time for the Tagalog Mass...
CS Cheong | Jun 10, 2018
A beautiful church in the busy street near Da San Ba. Sometime got FOC performance or concert, visitors of this area can take a rest to enjoy the nice music.
BradJill Travels | Jun 5, 2018
St. Dominic's is located on a small St. Dominic's Square at the far end of the much larger Senado Square in the heart of the city center of Macau. It is an important and interesting member of the World Heritage collection and easily one of the frequently visited attractions in the city. We enjoy St. Dominic's and consider it one of our favorite churches in all of Macau. St. Dominic's was built by the Dominicans in the early 17th century, on the site of an earlier chapel and convent from the 1590s. It features one of Macau's finest facades, showing off a cream coloured front with dark green window shutters. The appearance is just lovely behind the niced tiled grounds of St. Dominic's square. The sight of St. Dominic's can be particularly special on sunny mornings when the background sky is deep blue, before the sun is too high. Within the church, visitors are treated to a conventionally conservative style nave and seating area, which is commonly found in Macau. However, it also has a slightly more elaborate Baroque style alter area, sharing this similarity with Macau's finest Baroque style church, that being St. Joseph's Chuch, located off St. Augustine Square. In addition, there is a separate museum attached to the church, which contains over 300 Macanese Catholic artifacts, mostly from the 19th and 20th century. This is worth a look as well when visiting St. Dominic's Church. Overall, we frequently enjoy making quick stops at St. Dominic's Church when visiting the Senado Square area. This church is always a pleasant visit. However, it can be very busy at times when the crowds descend upon this area of Macau. Like other important members of the World Heritage collection, visits early in the day or later in the afternoon might be worth your time if you want a more peaceful experience at St. Dominic's.
Renato Benigno | Jun 7, 2018
Beautiful Church with portuguese architecture. It makes you feel like in europe
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