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Luís de Camões Garden

    The site of Luís de Camões Garden was originally known as Phoenix Hill, where Lourenço Caetano Marques, a wealthy Portuguese merchant fond of raising pigeons, had a mansion over there. Allegedly, Portuguese poet Luís Vaz de Camões had composed part of his epic, “The Lusiads”, in a grotto of the Hill in 1562. Over the centuries, many of those Chinese poets who had fled to Macao for refuge were sympathetic towards the banished Luís Vaz de Camões and were inspired by him in their poetic creativity. Amongst them were Yi Linge, who composed the “Accounts on Pigeon’s Nest Garden” during the Republican period of China, Wang Zhaoyong of the late Qing and early Republican period of China, Japanese poet Nagai Kyuichiro and Pan Feisheng from Panyu district.
 
Address: Praça de Luís de Camões, Macao
Bus Route: 8A、18、18A、19、26(Praça de Luís de Camões)17(Jardim de Luís de Camões)
Going to next stop: 10 minutes’ walk

Detailed information
Luís Vaz de Camões Composed “The Lusiads” in the Pigeons’ Nest Garden (officially known as Luís de Camões Garden in Portuguese)
Luís de Camões Garden