Attraction Historic City Centre of Macau, Off Rua de Sao Lorenco, Macau, China Published on: 10-10-2016
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Why St. Augustine Square (Largo de Santo Agostinho) is special ?
St. Augustine's Square (Largo de Santo Agostinho) is a beautiful Portuguese-style cobblestone-paved piazza, surrounded by some historical monuments that are well worth knowing about including the St. Augustine's Church, Agostinho the Jesuit residence, Dom Pedro V Theatre, St. Joseph's Seminary, Sir Robert Ho Tung Library, and Ricci House.
St. Augustine’s Square gathers various classified buildings, such as St. Augustine’s Church, Dom Pedro V Theatre, St. Joseph’s Seminary and Sir Robert Ho Tung Library. The cobblestone pavement unifies the area and reflects a traditionally Portuguese streetscape.
It is cobbled in black and white in the Portuguese style. The black and white stones are all imported. Traditional lamps and barriers are nice street furniture. The Delta Bank building can be seen in the background.
How to get to St. Augustine Square (Largo de Santo Agostinho)?
To get to Largo de Santo Agostinho: From A-ma Temple, Largo do Lilau and St. Lawrence's Church : Continue walking along Rua de São Lourenço till you see the jade-green façade of Dom Pedro V Theatre on your left.
If coming from Largo do Senado: Tiny Rua do Dr. Soares, on the right side of Leal Senado Building, will take you to Calcada do Tronco Velho, with which you climb to St. Augustine's church
Historic City Centre of Macau, Off Rua de Sao Lorenco, Macau, China
A short uphill walk across Senado Square is the St Augustine Square where St Augustine Church and St Joseph Seminary is located. Benches under the tree is a good place to relax and with little conversation with companions. Not so many tourist came, it is a beautiful historic place.
A quiet part of Macau City, St.Augustine Square comprises of buildings of colonial era and is one of the several UNESCO World Heritage sites is Macau. It was at a walking distance from our hotel and the walk was enjoyable. Not much tourists here though