Mandarin's House

Attraction No.10, Travessa de Antonio da Silva, Macau, China Published on: 10-10-2016

1 hours 30 mins
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
03:00 PM
04:30 PM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Historic
Kids
Free
Architecture
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The Historic Centre of Macao is a living representation of the city's historic settlement, encompassing 22 outstanding examples of architectural legacie.

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Why Mandarin's House is special ?

Built before 1869, this was the traditional Chinese residential compound home of prominent Chinese literary figure Zheng Guanying, whose works on economic markets influenced both Dr Sun Yat Sen and Mao Tse Tung and were invoked by them in promoting major historic changes in China. This traditional Chinese residential complex is located adjacent to Lilau Square, one of the city’s first Portuguese-style piazzas, illustrating Macao’s multicultural background in this mix of architectural features and the building’s immediate and contrasting urban environment.


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What to explore at Mandarin's House?

The Mandarin’s House is a traditional Chinese-style compound, covering an area of about 4,000 square metres. The entire complex consisting of a gatehouse, courtyards, servants’ and master’s quarters extends more than 120 metres along Barra Street. The gatehouse opens onto a courtyard that separates the master’s quarters from the servants’ quarters and the outer garden. Located in the inner part of the compound are the master’s quarters consisting of two traditional enclosed courtyard houses. The individual entrances of houses in the compound are all orientated in the same direction, facing northwest. This differentiates the Mandarin’s House from typical Chinese dwellings with northeasterly façades. The buildings are predominantly Chinese in style, with subtle western influences in the decorative motifs, also marking a period in Macao when Chinese architecture started to display a fusion of styles from different cultures. This would later become more evident at the beginning of the 20th century, with Art Deco, a style that progressively became more prevalent in other constructions in Macao and throughout China, including Shanghai, Canton and Hong Kong. Chinese tectonics is observed in the house superstructure, the choice of building materials, the colourful relief ornamentations on the friezes and the detailing of windows and doors. Western and other foreign influences are expressed on plasterwork with arched ornamentation over doorways and the use of mother-of-pearl window panels of Indian origin.

Source: http://www.macauheritage.net/

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Duration
1.0 day
Estimated
25.63 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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No.10, Travessa de Antonio da Silva, Macau, China

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  • There are many photo opportunities throughout Complex .
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  • Entrance is free but please let the front office staff know where you are from and the number of visitor. They need to record.
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  • There is also a souvenir shop next to the entrance if you are interested.
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  • If you are visiting A-Ma temple or the Maritime museum and have some extra time, consider to walk up to this heritage house.
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  • Try to arrange for a guided tour which would greatly enhance your experience.
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  • It's may be difficult to find since the signage not really clear and no one knows where is this place
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if you are visiting A-Ma temple or the Maritime museum and have some extra time. Do consider walk up to this heritage house. Just follow the sign, about 10 mins walk along the stretch of shop houses (starting from Koi Kei bakery shop).Entrance is free but please let the front office staff know where you are from and the number ofvisitor. They need to record.it is a very well preserved traditional Mandarin's style mansion. Intrresting architecture, bigcourtyard and how they demarcate the functionalities of different sections the mansion. You can still see some old furnitures on display.Just need to spend about 15 minutes there. There is also a souvenir shop next to the entrance if you are interested.

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This home was once the grandest in Macau. When the owner ran out of money and left Macau, the house was overrun by the homeless. The government stepped in and cleaned the place up. Take 15 - 20 minutes and wander about. There are still some treasures left to be seen.

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i walked to this House from Templo ChinĂŞs da Barra, it took about 10 to 20 minutes. the House can let you know more about the old Macau family and the government has done a really good job in the preservation work. A good place to explore.

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if you are visiting A-Ma temple or the Maritime museum and have some extra time. Do consider walk up to this heritage house. Just follow the sign, about 10 mins walk along the stretch of shop houses (starting from Koi Kei bakery shop).Entrance is free but please let the front office staff know where you are from and the number ofvisitor. They need to record.it is a very well preserved traditional Mandarin's style mansion. Intrresting architecture, big courtyard and how they demarcate the functionalities of different sections the mansion. You can still see some old furnitures on display.Just need to spend about 15 minutes there. There is also a souvenir shop next to the entrance if you are interested.

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