Rua do Bazarinho

Rua do Bazarinho is located in the Parish of São Lourenço, southwest of the Macao Peninsula, with a total length of about 80 metres and varying widths ranging from 1 metre to 6 metres. It runs northwest-southeast from one end of Pátio da Ilusão (Beco dos Coulaus) in Travessa do Mata-Tigre, across Travessa de Maria Lucinda, Rua da Casa Forte and Rua George Chinnery, to Calçada de Eugénio Gonçalves and opposite Rua das Alabardas. “Bazarinho” in Portuguese means “small bazaar”.
In Rua do Bazarinho, there is the Foc Tac Chi Temple. As neighbours living in the area explained, an altar was set up along today’s Rua do Bazarinho in the vicinity of Rua da Praia do Manduco when there was no Rua do Bazarinho. The Foc Tac Chi Temple in Rua do Bazarinho is supposed to be the earliest Foc Tac Chi Temple of Praia do Manduco, where monks are invited each year to conduct religious ceremonies on the occasion of the birthday of the God of Earth.
The road was once “a place of carnal pleasure”. In 1905, the Portuguese administration of Macao promulgated the “New Statute for Brothels in Macao”, categorising brothels into three classes according to districts. Rua do Bazarinho was included into the first class.
Rua do Bazarinho is a low-profile old road that is home to only several small shops and receives a small flow of passers-by, where you may encounter some congenial friends unexpectedly.

Rua do Bazarinho