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Cultural Affairs Bureau

English: Cultural Affairs Bureau, Portuguese: Instituto Cultural, Traditional: 文化局简介, Simplified: 文化局簡介

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (Instituto Cultural De Macao) is a premier organisation for upholding and promoting the local arts and heritage scene.

It’s one of the most interesting heritage destinations in the country.

Cultural Affairs Bureau, Building, History, Facade, Hours, Macau

The building currently houses the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macao, which manages and promotes numerous heritage events all over the country. Outside, its neo-classical architecture is always interesting to visitors, who come to admire the stunning building from the outside. You can also peek at the current activities as you might find something of interest during your stay.

When visiting the Cultural Affairs Bureau, you might also be keen to learn about the programs they provide. They are responsible for organising various activities and programs, including drama and dance courses, youth music competitions, research fellowships, seminars, film weeks, exhibits, consulting books, printmaking, and more. In addition, they help organize the Macao Arts Festival, Macao International Parade, Macao City Fringe Festival, Macao Annual Visual Arts Exhibition, and much more.

All these and more make them the number 1 authority on performing arts, cultural events, and performances here. After visiting, why not explore the rest of Tap Seac Square where it’s located? It’s the biggest public square in the country, and numerous themed performances, fairs, and festivals occur here throughout the year.

Several quaint coffee shops are found around the square, and other unique attractions are within walking distance. These include the Macao Central Library, Lou Lim Ieoc Garden, and the Jao Tsung-I Academy. It’s also close to other attractions like the Teatro Capitol, Senado Square, and the Portuguese Consulate.

The Cultural Affairs Bureau is one of the must-visit destinations for art and culture enthusiasts.

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