The history of Macau is just as fascinating as the world of attractions it beholds. The array of beautifully architected buildings and churches from the years gone by give visitors a sneak peak of an age old era not yet forgotten. The Dom Pedro V Theatre is one such historical landmark that is located just opposite the renowned Church of St Augustine. Built in the year 1860, this was the first western-style theatre constructed in China. For the local Macanese community this cultural landmark is one of the most treasured sites in the country that has been preserved and protected from the many storms that have come to pass over the decades.
If you are looking for a taste of Macanese history, opt to choose to stay at one of the many Macau hotels found around the vicinity of such attractions. Located just 10 minutes from the Dom Pedro V Theatre, the Galaxy Macau Hotel Resort makes a popular choice. Once you have enjoyed a good night’s rest and a hearty breakfast a world of attractions await at your doorstep.
One of the biggest highlight of the Dom Pedro is its exquisite neo classical architecture. A portico front is incorporated on a rectilinear plan and the façade is topped with a triangular pediment that stands on eight sturdy columns. There are 3 large ways at the entrance, each with a height of 6 meters and a width of 3 meters. The archways stand on pedestals that rest on granite steps. Although a grand European styled theatre, the ornamentation on the green stucco façade is rather simple with mere floral patterns around the frames that are sparsely highlighted by the white plaster. Despite its combination of elegance and simplicity, there is an ambience of richness within the halls of the theatre. The Dom Pedro V Theatre is one structure that is still in use in Macau today and has been host to a number of important celebrations and events in the country.
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