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Called the Barrier Gate in Chinese, the Portuguese name 'Gate of Siege' says a lot more to the hundreds of years of relations between the Portuguese and Chinese.
Called the Barrier Gate in Chinese, the Portuguese name 'Gate of Siege' says a lot more to the hundreds of years of relations between the Portuguese and Chinese. The old archway, built in 1870, marked the border between Portuguese and Chinese territory and was the actual border crossing between Macau and China until 1994 when a new crossing by the side was created. The archway and surroundings were turned into a pretty plaza. In 2004, the entire area was again renovated with the new Barrier Gate Frontier Post being constructed north on the archway. The archway bears the dates of significant events and the motto by Luis de Camoes, 'Honour your country, it cares for you'.
Xiangzhou, Zhuhai, Guangdong, China
A large, old Buddhist temple to the north of downtown
This was where Sun Yat Sen conducted revolutionary activities and finally chose to settle his family in later years
Beautiful garden sanctuary on the peninsula of Macau
Built in the 1600s on top of Guia Hill on the eastern part of the peninsula, the fortress's main function was to ward off any attack by China
A classic example of Sino-Portuguese culture
The Wine Museum and the Grand Prix Museum are both in the same building, north of the center of town
This house, built in 1770, was the residence of a wealthy Portuguese merchant Manuel Pereira and was later rented out to the English East India Company
One of the largest gardens in Macau, the land was originally owned by the British East India Company and was bought over by a Portuguese merchant who then willed it to the Macau government to be turned into a public garden when he died
Lovely little piece of England in Macau
Above Saint Paul's, within the remains of the Mount fortress, is the main Macau Museum