A-Ma Temple


The A-Ma Temple not only predates the city of Macau, but it might also have given the place its name! According to legend, Portuguese sailors misheard "A-Ma-Gau", or bay of A-Ma, goddess of seafarers and fishermen, as "Macau", and history was made. Built in 1488, during the Ming Dynasty, it is the oldest and most famous temple in the city, with pavilions for the worship of Taoist, Buddhist, and folk deities.


7 am – 6 pm

Barra Square