Rua de Santo António

  Rua de Santo António is a principal street in the Parish of Santo António. The name of the street was published in the Bulletin of the Portuguese administration of Macao on 26 July, 1869. It was one of the streets of the first batch being named by the Portuguese administration of Macao. 
   Being one of the three oldest churches in Macao, St. Anthony’s Church, is located at Largo de Santo António at the northern end of the street. It was included in the heritage list of the Historic Centre of Macao in 2005 and is nowadays one of the World Heritage sites. The Church is consecrated to St. Anthony, a patron saint of marriage, for whom it was named. The Chinese community used to refer the Church as the “Flowery Temple” or “Flowery Church” for it was embellished by floral decorations whenever weddings were held there.    

Rua de Santo António