Macau Churches (North)
Macau Churches: Chapel of St. Michael
(St. Michael Cemetery)
This immaculate chapel was built in 1875 and is the oldest Roman Catholic church in Macau still accepting new burials.
Known as the Western Ocean Cemetery, many prominent people have been laid to rest here, including Coronel Nicolau de Mesquita, Jose Pedro Braga, Francisco Antonio Volong, Pedro Nolasco da Silva, and Pedro Leong Hing Kee.
Of all the Churches listed in this section, the Chapel of St. Micheal is the only one that I recommend visiting.
It’s particularly notable for its stained glass windows, which few churches in Macau have.
Opening Hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Macau Churches: Our Lady of Fatima
(23 Rua de Lei Pou Chon)
First built in 1929 and renovated in 1967, this Church serves residents in the industrial Bairro Tamagnini Borbosa neighbourhood in the northern part of the city.
A little bit off the tourist track, 99.9% of visitors give this church a pass.
Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Macau Churches: St. Francis Xavier Church
(Rua de Francisco Xavier Periera)
Attached to an Old People’s Home, you can walk by this Church a thousand times and never know it’s there.
Built in 1907 and renovated in 1938, it’s keeps very unfriendly tourist hours.
Opening Hours: 7:00 am to 9:00 am & 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Macau Churches: St. Joseph the Worker
(Ave. da Longevidade)
Macau’s newest church opened in 1998.
Again, there’s not much point in seeking this one out either.