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Camoes Garden and Grotto, Macau

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Stroll through Camoes Garden and Grotto for some peace and quiet away from the busy streets. One of the oldest parks in Macau, this site is dedicated to a renowned Portuguese poet, carrying his surname and displaying his bust underneath a rocky arch. Enjoy a book or have a picnic within the lush greenery, observe the locals going about their business,  or play chess with friends. Take note of the bronze statue symbolizing the friendly relations between China and Portugal and pay your respects at the old cemetery, filled with headstones marking the graves of foreign merchants and missionaries who made Macau their home. For Camoes Garden and Grotto and beyond, use our Macau trip itinerary builder tool to get the most from your Macau vacation.
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  • Camoes Grotto & Gardens looked like it is usually a nice leafy area to take a break but renovations were taking place. We were also disappointed that we couldn't see the statue of the first Korean... 
    Camoes Grotto & Gardens looked like it is usually a nice leafy area to take a break but renovations were taking place. We were also disappointed that we couldn't see the statue of the first Korean...  more »
  • I gained a strong sense of tranquility and calm from the whole of this charming area, but especially from the delightful Garden and Grotto. It was an oasis of relaxation, light years away from the... 
    I gained a strong sense of tranquility and calm from the whole of this charming area, but especially from the delightful Garden and Grotto. It was an oasis of relaxation, light years away from the...  more »
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  • We really enjoyed our stop at the Camoes Garden and Grotto this past week. The Grotto area was decent and there were some interestingly patterned tiles leading into the heart of the garden area. However, what we really liked was the thick, flush green, rainforest like environment within the park. During the cooler months, this made a great break from the sun but did have us thinking about how hot and humid it must be here during the summer, probably not the best time in the world to visit. In this area of Macau, just north of the Ruins of St. Paul, there are several additional attractions, all inclusions of the UNESCO World Heritage collection for the Historic City Centre of Macau. These include Casa Garden, the Old Protestant Cemetery and St. Anthony's Church. However, we enjoy the Camoes Garden, which is a non-UNESCO attraction best within this group. Collectively, you can visit all of these attractions comfortably in one hour. Then you can move down to the heavyweight attractions starting at the Ruins of St. Paul, approx 6-8 minute walk away. If you are short on time in Macau, we'd suggest skipping the Camoes Garden and Grotto and attractions in this area and starting/finishing your sight seeing with the Ruins of St. Paul, where you will find more interesting and important UNESCO and non-UNESCO attractions in the central area of Macau. If you really like gardens, this is a good place to visit. Others that we like in this area of Macau include the very good Lum Iok Gardens, northeast of Tap Seac Square and the Jardim San Francisco near the Lisboa Hotel.
  • The Camoes Garden is a nice little oasis of green in the middle of Macau. it is part of the historic section of downtown Macau. Entry is free and mostly locals go there to relax, do Tai Chi, play games, take a walk, or enjoy free Wi-Fi. There is a little bust of the poet himself as well as the statue of a Korean Saint. From the top you can get a nice view of both Macau's skyline as well as that of neighboring Zhuhai. The Old Protestany Cemetery, Morrison Chapel, Saint Anthony's Church, and the Tou Tei Temple border the park on all sides. It's also just down the street from the Ruins of St. Paul's, Mount Fortress, The Macai History Miseum, and the Senado Square.

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