Travessa da Paixão

  The inclined alley lying in between Rua de S. Paulo and Rua da Ressurreição is Travessa da Paixão, which has a history of over 80 years.
  It was named as Travessa da Paixão by the Portuguese administration of Macao in 1925. The Portuguese word “paixão” connotes “love, infatuation and suffering”, which could be related to the story about the sufferings of Jesus Christ. As for its Chinese name, “paixão” is interpreted into “being in love”, giving the alley a romantic touch. 
  Calçada de S. Francisco Xavier is located near Travessa da Paixão, with Na Tcha Temple at its intersection with Pátio do Espinho. The Temple stands on a slope adjacent to the Ruins of St. Paul’s and is one of the World Heritage sites of Macao.
  The ruins of a section of the old city wall of Macao lie in front of Na Tcha Temple. It was built with “chunambo” and had been an important fortification for Macao’s military defense in the bygone days.

Travessa da Paixão