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Portugal-China Friendship Monument

English: Portugal-China Friendship Monument, Traditional: 象徵中葡友誼的小雕像

The Portugal-China Friendship Monument is a historic statue and an important landmark that represents the friendship between the two nations.

Situated right in front of the Ruins of St. Paul’s, this attraction features sculptures of a young Chinese girl giving a lotus flower to a Portuguese boy.

Portugal-China Friendship Monument, Statues, History, Photos, Macau

The lotus flower symbolises purity, with both sculptures held within a tilted circular loop.

The two countries had played an important role in each other’s history since Macau was once a Portuguese colony from 1557 to 1999, when the colonial rule ended, and they transferred the sovereignty to the People’s Republic of China.

The centuries under Portuguese rule were tumultuous for the countries, to say the least. There were numerous battles and wars to be fought, but the fact that the Golden Age of Macau began when a Portuguese trading settlement was installed here cannot be denied.

Hence, the Portugal-China Friendship Monument is a reminder of how the countries are intertwined in one another’s roots. For one to learn the history of Macau, knowing about these centuries and the many things that have happened is essential.

After visiting the statue, spend time immersing yourself in the most famous landmark in the country: the Ruins of St. Paul’s. It has been centuries since it was constructed, but these remains of an old church tell an important story of Macau’s roots. It was built from 1602 to 1640 by Jesuit priests who travelled here with the intention of spreading Catholicism. The structure once originally included the Church of St. Paul and St. Paul’s College, though unfortunately, a fire in 1835 left it in ruins. Today, the 68 stone steps and the stunning granite facade make much more than a lovely photograph background.

The Portugal-China Friendship Monument is one of the top historic sites you must see while in Macau.

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