Classified Immovable Properties

    AM021-Building of the Monetary Authority of Macao (Building of the Former Convento do Precioso Sangue)

    Location: Macao

    Category: Buildings of architectural interest

    Introduction: No. 3, Rua dos Parses

    Constructed between 1916 and 1917, this building was originally a private mansion owned by a lawyer, Luís Nolasco da Silva. It was acquired by the Order of the Little Sisters of Precious Blood during the 1930s or ’40s. In 1998, it was purchased by the Macao Monetary and Exchange Authority (now known as the Macao Monetary Authority), and now became headquarter offices of the Authority.

    Architectural characteristics:

    This is a two-storey building with spacious balconies in the main rooms to provide better ventilation, a feature typical of the tropical regions before the invention of air conditioning. The building is also called “the White House” because its exterior walls are painted white.

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