My 5: St. Dominic’s Church, Macau.

St. Dominic's Church Senado Square Macau China

1. February 2018. Located right in the heart of Macau’s bustling Senado Square, this 16th century baroque church is one of the peninsula’s biggest hitters, with a steady flow of visitors swarming in and out throughout the day.

2. February 2018. Dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary (Mother Mary), St. Dominic’s was established in 1587 by three Dominican priests who came to Macau from Acapulco, Mexico. The Interior is pretty basic, with a white and gold-yellow color scheme throughout.

3. February 2018. The main altar features a statue of Madonna and child, as well as a trudging Jesus carrying the cross.

4. February 2018. Sunday services are still held here and the church is also the site for the annual Macau International Music Festival!

5. February 2018. HEAD upstairs (Did you see what I did there?) to check out The Sacred Art Museum, converted from the old bell tower. There are plenty of paintings, ancient artifacts and the odd grisly cabinet exhibit. St. Dominic’s is open daily from 10:00-18:00 and is free to enter.

For more on my time in this amazing corner of China, check out my other articles on Macau.

Like these? Then why not leaf through my many other 5s from across China.

I’ve also written a short story series called Challenged in China.

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