colonial Macau

Macau’s Fortaleza do Monte (Mount Fortress)

Posted on October 25, 2017

Located in close proximity to the Ruins of St. Paul’s is Fortaleza do Monte or Mount Fortress, the oldest fort in Macau. This military defense complex, built by the Jesuits in the early decades of the 1600s, is part of the Historic Center of Macau. Mount Fortress was constructed principally to defend the tiny Portuguese colony against invaders from the sea, the most famous of which were the Dutch invaders who were also unsuccessful in their attempt to conquer Macau. Perched atop Mount Hill, whichRead More

Where Cultures Converge: Macau’s Largo do Senado (Senado Square)

Posted on October 13, 2017

In Antony Bourdain’s No Reservations episode in Macau, the globetrotter described the tiny former Portuguese colony’s cultural heritage with great accuracy. “Macau…chances are if you’ve never been there, you’d have no idea what it might look like. For me it was always the place firecrackers came from. And little else. I was vaguely aware it was Chinese, kind of, and later I became aware that it was somehow Portuguese, too,” Bourdain began. “In fact it was settled by the PortugueseRead More

Away for the Weekend: Macau Adventure Photo Journal

Posted on September 7, 2014

This is my first time to fly out of the country! Our destination — historic and cosmopolitan Macau. And it was really special because it was for our honeymoon. It was a great experience; Macau is a beautiful place filled with memorable sights and tastes. it was a unique destination that marries the old and the new, and caters to history buffs and luxury travelers alike. Here’s to share some of the best photos from our lovely trip. On ourRead More

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