Vasco da Gama Garden
Both the Vasco da Gama Garden and the Victory Garden were founded in the end of the 19th century. They used to be part of a long road known as the Avenida Vasco da Gama, constructed in 1898 in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Vasco da Gama’s fleet to India in 1498. There was once a beautifully arranged row of Ficus Rumphii trees planted along Avenida Vasco da Gama, 500 meters long and 65 meters wide. These trees, some of them still in existence, once gave this road a rural aesthetic, now mostly paved over as the city of Macau has seen drastic modernization in the 21st century.
In this 5000 square meter recreational garden there stands a commemorative bust of the Portuguese navigator himself. Erected in 1911, it is the work of sculptor Tomas da Costa, and stands as a memorial to Vasco da Gama and his fleet to which the park itself is dedicated. Recent renovations and additions made to the park give new beauty to this historic recreational site. There is a now a man-made lake in the shape of ocean waves set on the lower level of the garden and a newly added water fountain now surrounds the bust of the heroic Portuguese navigator.
Address: Rua de Ferreira do Amaral, Macau
Opening hours: 24 hours
Bus routes nearby: 2, 2A, 4, 7, 7A, 8, 8A, 9, 9A, 12, 18, 18A, 19, 22, 25, 25X, H1
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