Ilha de Coloane Things to Do

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    Igreja de São Francisco Xavier

    by Avieira67 Updated May 18, 2009

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    This monument was built in 1928 and stands near a monument commemorating a victory over pirates in 1910.
    Inside this chapel one can find some of the most sacred Christian relics in Asia, including the remains of 26 foreign and Japanese Catholic priests who were crucified in Nagasaki in 1597, as well as those of some of the Japanese Christians who were killed during the Shimabara Rebellion in 1637. Also it houses a bone from the arm of St. Francis Xavier, who died in 1552 on Sanchuan Island, 50 miles from Macau, before it was transferred to Saint Joseph's Seminary and the Sacred Art Museum

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    visit lord stow's pastelaria or cafe

    by ukirsari Written Nov 8, 2006

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    pasteis de nata or egg tartlet became one of the reasons travelers do a visit to coloane. the famous worldwide lord stow's egg tart is something not to be missed whenever you're here.
    take a seat in one of the 2 cafes of lord stow's or take-away these delicious egg tarts from lord stow's pastelaria [cakeshop]

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    exploring fishermen's village

    by ukirsari Written Nov 8, 2006

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    fishermen's village in vila de coloane [coloane village] is situated nearby the small harbour. several houses are built by the sea and in front of these houses the fishermen's are hanging dried-salted fish to be sold.

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    jardim do eduardo marques

    by ukirsari Updated Nov 8, 2006

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    eduardo marques square (c) ukirsari

    this small eduardo marques garden and square is situated in front of saint francis xavier church facing to china mainland [ghuangzhou], completed with a monument for commemoration of last pirates attack here [happened on july 12 - 13, 1910].

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    igreja de sao francisco xavier

    by ukirsari Updated Nov 8, 2006

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    interior of st francis xavier church (c) ukirsari

    this catholican church saint francis xavier was built at 1928 as an honour to saint francis xavier, the 16th century missioner who visited macau on his way to china and japan.
    inside the church can be seen a simple altar and the next is a room with portraits of many famous catholican person such as mother theresa, pope john paul II and a big painting about mary and jesus with chinese influence.

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    exploring the quiet vila de coloane

    by ukirsari Written Nov 8, 2006

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    i like to wander around coloane village. a hectic-free place, very laid back and feel the day longer than any other places.
    the main roads and travessas [lanes] are made from cobblestones. the houses are narrow and sometimes stands from 2 storeys. you'll never be lost in this village since all the roads leads to the coloane city square within walking distance. and for me personally, this village can be used as photography hunting place.

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    "Black Sand" - the Hac Sa Beach

    by myspices Updated Jul 27, 2006

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    Hac Sa (meaning black sand) is a long beach with its unique black-tinged sand invites walking by the sea. Along the beach are a youth hostel, the Youth Centre for Water Sports, and a sports complex with an Olympic-size swimming pool, children's pool, tennis courts and a sports field. There are also playgrounds, picnic and camping areas and a variety of snack stands, cafes and restuarants.

    To get to Hac Sa Beach : board bus no. 15, 21A, 25, 26A

    or catch a taxi at the Coloane Village - 10 minutes ride

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    Templo Tin Hau - Tin Hau Miu

    by myspices Written Jul 27, 2006

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    Tin Hau temple against the mountain

    Walk further up from Tam Kung Temple, up a little slope near to a field, you will find an old looking temple - the Tin Hau temple. In Macau, the most popular god is the
    goddess of Seafarers, Tin Hau (some called it as "A-Ma") . This little temple is not kept properly and looks like it has been neglected. As it was the month of the Tin Hau festival, you will see some colourful embroidered decorations hanging near the entrance of the temple.

    To get to Tin Hau in Coloane Village : board bus no. 15, 21A, 25, 26 and 26A

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    Tam Kung Temple

    by myspices Written Jul 27, 2006
    Tam Kung temple

    Tam Kung temple, with a fine tole roof decorated with porcelain figures is dedicated to Tam Kung, a Taoist god of seafarers. Beside his image, the temple contains a four feet long model of a dragon boat made from whalebone, with a crew of wooden men in red robes and yellow hats. The entrance is guarded by two lion statues.

    To get to Tam Kung temple in Coloane Village : board bus no. 15, 21A, 25, 26 and 26A

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    Chapel of St. Francis Xavier

    by myspices Updated Jul 27, 2006
    monument in front of Chapel of St.Francis Xavier

    Igreja de S.Francisco Xavier or the Chapel of St. Francis Xavier is located within the Coloane Village. In front of the Chapel is the Portuguese-style square with busy cafes under the shelter of the arcades. Aged shady trees form umbrellas to some cafes in the square. Built in 1923, the chapel follows the baroque style of Macau's major churches. It has a cream and white facade with oval windows and a bell tower. It stands behind the monument commemorating the local victory over pirates in 1910.
    We did not get to enter the chapel as the attendant was no where to be found. The chapel is said to contain some of the most sacred relics of Christian Asia. In a silver reliquary is a bone from the arm of St.Francis Xavier, who followed his missionary sucesses in Japan by coming to the China coast, where he died in 1552 on Sanchuan Island, 50miles from Macau. The relic was destined for Japan but religious persecutin there persuaded the church to keep it in Macau's St.Paul's. It was moved first to St.Joseph's and in 1978 to the chapel. Most of the people who come to this Chapel are the Japanese Christians.

    To get to Chapel in Coloane Village : board bus no. 15, 21A, 25, 26 and 26A

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    Waterfront promenade -windy and nice

    by myspices Updated Jul 26, 2006

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    great view ..

    Benches along the waterfront promenade allow you to enjoy the breeze while you eat your hot Portuguese tart (bought from Lord Stow's bakery nearby). Relax .....

    To get there : board bus no. 15, 21A, 25, 26 and 26A

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    Coloane Village

    by myspices Written Jul 26, 2006

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    Coloane Village - the starting point

    The heart of Coloane Village is the central square where the bus stop is located as well as several restaurants and the popular Lord Stow's Bakery is. The village itself stretches north to the old ferry pier, and south along the waterfront promenade to the Tam Kung temple. Halfway along the waterfront is the Chapel of St.Francis Xavier and the Portuguese-style square, with busy cafes under the shelter of arcades.

    To get there : board bus no. 15, 21A, 25, 26 and 26A

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    Chapel of St. Francis Xavier

    by xiquinho Written Oct 20, 2004

    Built in 1928, this chapel follows the baroque style of Macau's major churches. It has a cream and white facade with oval windows and a bell tower. It stands behind the monument commemorating the local victory over pirates in 1910.

    The chapel contains some of the most sacred relics of Christian Asia. In a silver reliquary is a bone from the arm of St. Francis Xavier, who followed his missionary successes in Japan by coming to the China coast, where he died in 1552 on Sanchuan Island, 50 miles from Macau. The relic was destined for Japan but religious persecution there persuaded the church to keep it in Macau's St. Paul's. It was moved first to St. Joseph's and in 1978 to the chapel.

    Persecution of Christians in Japan led to 26 foreign and Japanese Catholic priests being crucified in Nagasaki in 1597 and many hundreds of Christian Japanese being killed during the 1637 Shimabara Rebellion. The bones of the Martyrs and some of the rebels were brought to Macau and kept in St. Paul's. After fire destroyed the church, the bones were gathered and taken to the Cathedral. They were moved to St. Francis Xavier Chapel in 1974. Other bones stored in the chapel are relics of martyrs from 17th century Vietnam.

    A few years ago, the relic was taken to St. Joseph's Seminary and the Sacred Art Museum, but many people still come to this Chapel, especially Japanese Christians.

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    Tam Kung Miu

    by xiquinho Written Oct 20, 2004

    This temple, with a fine toll roof decorated with porcelain figures, is dedicated to Tam Kung, a Taoist god of seafarers. Beside his image, the temple contains a four feet long model of a dragon boat made from a whalebone, with a crew of wooden men in red robes and yellow hats.

    There is also a dramatic mural of a tiger with club, big-eyed and orange striped, against a background of rocks and twisted pines.

    There are two temples dedicated to Tin Hau in Coloane village. The larger, on Largo Tin Hau Miu has, at its entrance, a traditional fire engine, which had to be wheeled by hand. A short distance away, off Travessa da República, is a smaller temple, with some brilliant gilded carvings over the entrance and a moongate facing the sea.

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    Hác-Sá Beach

    by xiquinho Written Oct 20, 2004

    Beyond Cheoc Van is Hác-Sá Beach, where the long beach, with its unique black-tinged sand ("hac sa" means "black sand") invites walking by the sea. Along the beach are a youth hostel, the Youth Centre for Water Sports, and a sports complex with an Olympic-size swimming pool, children's pool, tennis courts, and a sports field. There are also playgrounds, picnic and camping areas, and a variety of snack stands, cafes, and restaurants.

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