Rua do Tarrafeiro

  Rua do Tarrafeiro was officially named by the Portuguese administration of Macao in July 1869. The Portuguese word “tarrafeiro” means “a fisherman casting a net”. With the vicissitudes of time and social development, Rua do Tarrafeiro is nowadays surrounded by urban streetscape instead of waterfront views of the past.  
  The Luís de Camões Garden stands at the north of Rua do Tarrafeiro, a legendary place where the Portuguese poet, Luís de Camões, was said to have written parts of his famous epic poem, “The Lusiads”, inside a grotto of the Garden.
  Adjacent to the Luís de Camões Garden is a two-storey imposingly grand mansion that had once been leased to the British East India Company. It was later acquired by the local government and was transformed into government administration offices and Luís de Camões Museum at different times. In 1989, it came under the ownership of the Oriente Foundation.

Rua do Tarrafeiro