As you explore Camoes Garden you will come across fascinating landscapes amidst trees and flowering plants that offer the perfect backdrop in which to unwind. A well known attraction in the garden is the bronze sculpture titled ‘’Embrace’, a symbol of the friendship and unity shared between Portugal and China. Not to be missed is the view from the Gazebo, located at the site’s highest point.
A special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China, Macau has a rich history and offers countless hours of sightseeing adventures. Once a Portuguese colony, Macau is home to a diverse range of attractions and sites of interest such as its historic centre where one will find a variety of famous structures. Senado Square, the Museum of Macau, Monte Fort, St. Domingo’s Church , Kun Iam Temple, Lin Fung Temple, Macau Tower and Guia Fortress are among the attractions one can visit in and around the city. Those looking for a relaxing spot in which to unwind in with the family can head to Camoes Garden.
Not only one of Macau’s oldest parks, but also its largest, Camoes Garden offers a laidback setting amidst scenic landscapes and is the perfect spot for some rest and relaxation. Located near Casa Garden and the well known Protestant Cemetery, this picturesque site is a popular haunt amongst locals who can be seen exercising here in the mornings.
The site once belonged to a Portuguese merchant who had his residence here. The garden itself is named after Luis de Camoes, a famous Portuguese poet whose bust can be found in the area known as Camoes Grotto. It is in the garden that he composed his famous ‘Soul of Portugal’ (Os Lusiadas) and his death is commemorated on the 10th of June (Portugal Day) when it is customary for Macau’s Portuguese population to gather at the garden and celebrate his life.