The Taipa Houses Museum
The Taipa Houses Museum includes five typical green homes featuring traditional Macanese architectural characteristics of Portuguese matrix. It is considered one of the most culturally relevant relics of heritage of the island.
The museum was built in 1921 originally, these homes serving as the residences of high superior civil servants and Macanese families. In the late 1990’s, the government decided to fully renovate and remodel them, recognizing the deep architectural value of these structures, and turned the block into a museum.
The “Macanese House” is one of Macau’s typical homes in a colonial style. It reminds visitors of a period of Portuguese economic splendor that was characterized by the affluence of the British, Manchu, Mandarin and Portuguese trade merchants in this tiny territory.
On Beach Avenue, formerly known as Hope Beach Avenue, there now stands the House of the Islands – an accommodating and quite relevant and exquisite collection of homes in a colonial architectural style. These homes are a part of the collective memory of the island, catching on as either one of hte classical and most charming collections on the island.
The House of the Portuguese Regions is where guests will find Portuguese costumes from different regions on display. The Exhibition Gallery serves as a a venue hosting various relevant display that change periodically. The House for Reception is designed for government reception, as well as cultural events and gastronomy festivals.
Address: Avenida da Praia, Carmo Zone, Taipa, Macau
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last admissions at 5:30 p.m.). Closed on Mondays.
Admission: Adult MOP5, Student or Group MOP2. Free admission for under 12 or over 65 years old.
*Free entrance on Sundays
Tel.: +853 2836 6866
Bus routes nearby: 11, 15, 22, 28A, 30, 33, 34
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