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
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]
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.
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].
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.
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.
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
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
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
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