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Taipa Houses Museum, Macau island style

Taipa Houses Museum

Little Macao less than 30 square kilometers is also divided into three islands, namely the Macao Peninsula, Taipa Island and Coloane Island. 100 years ago, when the Macao Peninsula has gradually become a trade junction between China and the West, residents on the outlying islands Fighting against pirates, the islands of Macau have a completely different style from the Macau Peninsula. Taipa Island is an isolated island close to the Macau Peninsula. There are now two bridges connected. The newly built high-end casinos are all going to Taipa. It is not how prosperous Taipa is, but there is really no land on the Macau Peninsula.

“Taipa Houses–Museum” is one of the eight scenic spots in Macau. “Dragon Ring” is the old name of Taipa. “Portuguese Rhyme” refers to the Portuguese architectural style. “Taipa Houses–Museum” includes five Portuguese houses on the seaside road, the Church of Our Lady of Carmo, the Civil Registration Office and two small parks, which show the style of the islands of Macau.

Taipa Houses Museum
Taipa Houses Museum

Taipa “Taipa Houses–Museum” mainly refers to these five emerald green villas.

Taipa Houses Museum
Emerald Villa

These villas used to be the official residences of high-level Macau island officials and the homes of some Portuguese natives. Now the buildings have been protected. The first three buildings are museums, the second two buildings are exhibition halls and guesthouses. free.

Taipa Houses Museum
1921

These villas were completed in 1921 and have a history of more than 90 years. Since the 1980s, the Macau Tourism Bureau has refurbished them and become one of the most representative attractions in Macau.

Taipa Houses Museum
Emerald Villa

The three museums are “Home of Native Portuguese”, “House of Islands” and “House of Portugal”.

Taipa Houses Museum
Home of Portuguese

The so-called “Native Portuguese” mainly refers to the ethnic group born after the Portuguese and Southeast Asians intermarried. The Native Portuguese have their own language and lifestyle, believe in Western religions, and have the habits of the Orientals.

Taipa Houses Museum
Home of Portuguese

The “Home of the Native Portuguese” reproduces the typical mansion of the native Portuguese, reflecting the combination of Chinese and Western cultures in Macao and a portrayal of Macao.

Taipa Houses Museum
Home of Portuguese

“Island House” is the second villa that holds different types of exhibitions.

Taipa Houses Museum
Island House

Here, the lifestyle, customs and habits of the native Portuguese at the seaside are shown to the public.

Taipa Houses Museum
Island House

“Portuguese home” is the third building.

Taipa Houses Museum
Portuguese Regional House

The two-storey building displays the customs of different regions of Portugal.

Taipa Houses Museum
Portuguese Regional House

There are also costumes, handicrafts, etc. of Portuguese ethnic minorities, showing visitors the customs of all parts of Portugal.

Taipa Houses Museum
Exhibition hall

The next two buildings are the “Exhibition Hall” and the “Welcome Hotel”. The “Exhibition Hall” holds various exhibitions from time to time. The “Welcome Hotel” is not open to the public and is used to hold official events.

Taipa Houses Museum
bench

There is a bench in front of the villa for visitors to relax.

Taipa Houses Museum
Banyan tree

There are many huge banyan trees around the villa, here is the seaside, now reclamation, just in front of a lake.

Taipa Houses Museum
Gravel pavement

The gravel-paved road looks quaint and natural.

Taipa Houses Museum
Corridor flowers

The flowers in the corridor reflect the beauty of these classical villas.

Taipa Houses Museum
Corridor flowers

This is a great place for Macau people to take wedding photos and art photos.

Taipa Houses Museum
Church of Our Lady of Carmo

There is also a small church on top of the five cottages, the only Catholic church on Taipa Island-Our Lady of Carmo Church, built in 1885.

Taipa Houses Museum
Church of Our Lady of Carmo

In fact, Taipa in 1880 was basically a barren land. The total number of residents was only 3,230, compared with only 35 Catholics.

Taipa Houses Museum
Church of Our Lady of Carmo

Although the little Church of Our Lady of Carmel does not have a magnificent decoration, it is solemn and majestic. The exterior wall is cream-colored beige, with a small bell tower on top and a choir below.

Taipa Houses Museum
Macau-Civil-Registry

Opposite the church, this building with Greek style is the Macao Civil Registration Bureau, the office of the Macao SAR Government, which mainly performs marriage registration.

Different from the government offices at all levels in the mainland, you can enter and visit at will, and you are allowed to take pictures at will. The staff will continue to work as usual and will not be affected at all.

The population density of Macau is counted around the world, but there are not many people on the streets except for several major attractions such as the junior bus and the city center.

Taipa Houses Museum
Beautiful alley

There are even such quiet, natural and beautiful alleys.

The streets are narrow but beautiful and clean, with lush plants and blooming flowers. Everything is in order. Many friends who are visiting Macau for the first time will leave a good impression.

Taipa Houses Museum
Cunha Street 

But Cunha Street, which is a few hundred meters away from “Taipa Houses–Museum”, is another scene, full of people. Cunha Street is a famous food street in Macau, just a few hundred meters long, but it has international cuisine.

Taipa Houses Museum
Puppet Portuguese Restaurant

The most famous is the puppet Portuguese restaurant in this ancient building on the street.

“Taipa Houses–Museum” is the most unique scenic spot on Macau ’s Taipa Island, where the banyan trees shade the sun, the lotus pond is green, and the flowers are in full bloom. The buildings dotted with the most Macau island style during the period are walking in such small streets A feeling of time and space misalignment, I accidentally thought I went to southern Europe in the early 20th century. I was still in Macau until I was awakened by the noisy voices of Cunha Street, but I was attracted by the various foods in the store. The taste, the almond scent in the almond cake, and the delicious combination of Chinese and Western in the Portuguese national dish in Macao have mesmerized you. Little Macao, there are always new discoveries.

Taipa Houses–Museum, Macau island style, is also a classic of Chinese and Western, welcome you. Macau travel hopes to see you.

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