Govt lists 6 more heritage sites

2024-03-11 04:42     BY Tony Wong    Comment:0

The government has listed six more properties in the city as officially-protected cultural heritage sites.

Secretary for Administration and Justice André Cheong Weng Chon made the announcement during a press conference at Government Headquarters on Friday.

The six newly classified properties are listed in an administrative regulation, which will take effect on the day after its promulgation in the Official Gazette (BO).

After the regulation takes effect, Macau’s number of officially-protected cultural heritage sites will increase to 165 from 159.

The city’s officially-listed cultural heritage sites comprise four categories, namely monuments, buildings of architectural interest, ensembles (such as building compounds or complexes), and sites.

The six newly classified properties comprise 1) Chio Family Mansion, 2) 12 buildings at Nos. 55-73 Avenida do Coronel Mesquita, and Nos. 118-120 Estrada de Coelho do Amaral, 3) four buildings Nos. 28-30 and Nos. 34-36 Avenida do Coronel Mesquita, plus Nos. 151-157 Rua de Francisco Xavier Pereira, 4) House at No. 1 Rua de Silva Mendes (the Dr Sun Yat-sen Memorial House), 5) the former slaughterhouse at Barra (Inner Harbour Entrance), and 6) a former public health station on the waterfront near Coloane Village, which is now used as a customs post.

The Chio Family Mansion is located in an alley near the S. Domingos wet market. 

This photo taken in September last year shows the former slaughterhouse, which is currently used as a Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) warehouse storing archives, located near the Barra LRT Station. – Photo: Tony Wong

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