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Why Casa Garden is special ?
Casa Garden was built in the year of 1770, it used to be the villa of Manuel Pereira, a merchant prince of Macau. Later, it was rent to the East India Company as the residence of those business superintendents, taipan of the company in China, as well as British high-level officials in China. In 1885, it became the property of Macau government. In 1960s, it was transformed into Camoes museum. However, now it turns into Casa Garden. It used to have two storeys, but the second storey was no longer in sight because of typhoon
Casa Garden is now the home of the Fundação Oriente (Oriental Foundation). Prior to its official enlistment as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Centre of Macau, Casa Garden was once the headquarters of the Macau branch of the British East India Company during the 19th century. Aside from the old residence, Casa Garden also houses an art gallery that exhibits contemporary art, Chinese antiques and porcelain.
How to get to Casa Garden?
- By bus No. 8A, 17, 18, 19, 26
13 Praca Luis de Camoes, Macau, China
We visited Casa Garden as it held the exhibition for the 2015 World Photo Contest organised by the World Press Photo. It was a great exhibition with many stunning photos around the world. As for the Garden, it was nice on its own, with the a mixed of western building behind a Chinese Hangzhou style pond.