Macau was, until 1999, a colony of Portugal. Macau is in — more or less — 2 parts: the Peninsula, which contain the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Historic Centre of Macau, and then there are the islands, which contain, Taipai, Cologne and Cotai.
The Portuguese built TWO major military fortresses while occupying Macau — the Fortaleza do Monte, and the Guia Fortress.
Entrance to Fortaleza do Monte.
Be very afraid.
Looking down into the city from Fortaleza do Monte,
Reflecting pool before the Macau Museum in the Fortress. We didn’t go in sadly – pressed for time.
This is the Hotel Lisboa, but we named the Eye of Sauron because you can see it Everywhere!
Guards at the cafe where we had lunch.
Stunning statue near The Ruins of St Paul’s.
I love this mural. On Tap Seac Square.
I LOVE the buildings here.
Looking up at Guia Fortress.
There it is AGAIN! I TOLD you!
Going up to the Fort itself.
The chapel, whose murals indoors – no pictures allowed – are being restored. GO SEE THEM.