Macau St. Lawrence Church located on reclaimed Rua de Sao Lourenco, Macau. We offer complete St. Lawrence Church tour packages, destination best tour offers and travel deals and Destination holiday packages for family. This is one of the more beautiful churches of Macau. Its located on the street of the same name Ave. Sao Lorenzo. Its located near the Government Headquarters. The school in front, a Salesian School, is also the home of many of the priests.Enter the church through a beautiful stone staircase and through an ornamental gate. The front entrance is protected by a double swing wrought iron gate decorated by a simple Greek cross symbol.
St. Lawrence Church was originally built of wood in the 1560, rebuilt in clay in 1618 and finally reconstructed in stone around 1803. So this particular church is over 200 years old.Inside you will find St. Lawrence Church surrounded by a garden filled with palm trees. The facade is filled with classical features like the pilasters and volutes over the windows.
The facade is topped by an iron cross and the symbol of Mary. This symbol consisting of the intertwined letters A and M, is called 'Auspice Mari'a, a monogram of the Virgin Mary.
'Auspice Maria' is the Latin for "Under the protection of Mary" and you will see this in many Catholic churches and places in Macau.
The streets around the church are paved in stone and the green street balusters are are pretty much the same as they were hundreds of years ago. Note the real stones on the walls.