Not too far away from Senado Square is the very picturous Saint Dominic’s Church (Igreja de São Domingos, 玫瑰堂). Finally on familiar grounds in China, I went in to meet my old pals from Jerusalem – Jesus, Maria, John and Jesus’ Twelve. This church dates back as early as 1587 and is declared a UNESCO heritage site. [Wish there were more of those in HK and Taiwan]

 

It looks beautiful on the outside…

Macau – Saint Dominic’s Church

 

as it is does inside…

Macau – Saint Dominic’s Church

Macau – Saint Dominic’s Church

 

With the familiar characters, and the top inscription of INRI – IESVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM (Jesus Nazarenus, Rex Judaeorum), roughly translated as "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews”.

Macau – Saint Dominic’s Church

Macau – Saint Dominic’s Church

Macau – Saint Dominic’s Church

Macau – Saint Dominic’s Church

 

A surprising find in East-Asia. Gives Macau a special flavor.



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I took tons of pics of this church, but never went inside. Thanks for sharing, now I know how it looks like in there.

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