Considered as one of the cultural relics and heritages of the Island, the Taipa Houses-Museum comprises five distinctive green houses with the design of Portuguese architecture , featuring the “Macanese Living Museum”, the “Exhibitions Gallery”, the “Creative Casa”, the “Nostalgic House” and therefore the “House for Reception”. In 1992, the Taipa Houses-Museum was acclaimed The highest ground in the top eight scenes of Macao for its outstanding beauty and important architectural value. In the past times, an outsized mangrove swamp was seen adjacent to the Portuguese residential complex. But today the Museum is surrounded by large-scale tourism and entertainment facilities, witnessing the rapid urban development of the island.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.
You can visit the major attractions at the Taipa Houses- Museum:
The Macanese Living Museum recreates daily scenes from Macao’s past. The term ‘Macanese’ refers to the ethnos whose Portuguese ancestors married Chinese, Malay and Filipinos from Southeast Asia , and Indians from South Asia, in Macao. The Macanese have their own dialect and lifestyle; while most of them share Western religious beliefs they're also deeply influenced by Chinese life patterns.
The Exhibitions Gallery shows exhibitions from time to time to complement local people’s leisure life. additionally , it's available for consulates to borrow to function an exhibition and exchange venue for world culture and art, thus introducing more cultural tourism elements through exchanges between Macao and other countries.
The Cultural Affairs Bureau is leasing out the Creative Casa of Taipa Houses to companies within the cultural and artistic industry by public tender. The Universal Gallery and Bookstore successfully won the general public tender and has started their operation of a composite space combining bookstore and gallery . the bottom floor may be a bookstore, mainly selling books on humanities, social sciences, art design and native publications, while the primary floor is an exhibition hall showcasing and selling artworks by outstanding local and foreign artists.
In the Nostalgic House, special exhibitions on the Macanese people and therefore the Cotai district are organized from time to time so as to display the native culture, life, religion, architecture, and cuisine of the Macanese community and Cotai district within the past and present.