The first thing visitors notice is the beautifully decorated tombstones that combine both European and Chinese motifs at the Cemetery of St. Michael. This alone gives such a discrete example of Macau’s cultural diversity. The entire cemetery is surrounded by some of the finest stone carvings of angels and flowers with majority of the headstones featuring photographic portraits of the deceased. Every big and small tombstone is embellished in its own unique way.
The cemetery is located along a small and quiet street between Ruins of St. Paul and Guia Hill. It’s apparently the largest Catholic cemetery in Macau. Some argue [Read more…]