Classified Immovable Properties

    MM006-Cathedral



    Location: Macao

    Category: Monuments

    Introduction: Cathedral Square

    Built around 1622, the Cathedral was originally constructed in taipa, a compound material consisting of clay and straw that is compacted in a timber frame. The church was reconstructed between 1844-1850, according to the design of Macanese Architect Tomás D’Aquino. The present-day configuration is the result of the reconstruction works carried out in 1937. In the old days, the Governors of Macao used to accept their official posts in the context of a public ceremony that was celebrated in the Cathedral. Above the main entrance we can see the Latin inscription “SS.M.V.MARIAE NASCENTI” corresponding to the dedication of the Cathedral to the Virgin Mary.


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