Notes on the Geography of China: Macao: Photo 4
In a couple of minutes we arrive at Saint Dominic's church, founded in 1587 by three priests from Acapulco. Small world, no? They were part of a contingent of 18, the others continuing on to the Philippines. The original church had plank walls supported on a frame of wooden pillars and beams, but it was destroyed by a typhoon in 1738. The church was rebuilt in 1828 and again (after a lighting strike) in 1874. It's been spruced up in recent years, too. For a while, between 1836 and 1850, it served as the Macao cathedral. By then, the Spanish friars were long gone, expelled in 1588 and replaced by Portuguese.
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