Do not confuse the Macau Cathedral with the famous Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral, which is now only a standing facade.  The Macau Cathedral has been a church located on this site since 1576.  The original small church was rebuilt in 1850 to a much larger size.  A typhoon severely damaged that church in the 1870s.  It was finally rebuilt in 1937 in concrete, in the form which remains today.  The cathedral is built in a simple basilica style with no middle columns and has four side chapels.  It has excellent ambient light with the many stained glass windows and skylights.  Macau Cathedral remains an active church, holding mass twice daily, morning and afternoon.  Adjacent to the Cathedral is the Bishop's Palace with a small museum and across from the church is a pleasant square with a fountain, large cross and many benches.

Opening Hours

Cathedral is open daily from 7.30 am to 6.00pm