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St. Dominic's Church, Macao: 5 reviews and 13 photos

  St Dominic's Church, Macau
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  • St Dominic's Church, Macau - Macao
      St Dominic's Church, Macau
    by cal6060
  • St Dominic's Church, Macau - Macao
      St Dominic's Church, Macau
    by cal6060
 

This church was built by 3 Spanish Dominican priests in 1590. The facade is painted yellow with green wooded doors. In 1644, a military who supported the Spanish against the Portuguese was murdered during mass in the building. In 1707, the Dominicans sided with the Pope against the Macau's bishop in the Rites Controversy. In 1834, the monastic orders were suppressed by government. The church was used as barracks, stable, and public work office.

Currently, it is not only a Church, but a museum with history and culture of Catholic Churches in Asia.

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  • Written Sep 14, 2011
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