Lou Kau Mansion

Escape the crowds and duck into this two-storey UNESCO World Heritage site built in 1889.

A display inside the Lou Kau Mansion - Photo by Eric Tam
A display inside the Lou Kau Mansion - Photo by Eric Tam

This two-storey UNESCO World Heritage site was built in 1889 and provides a great escape for those wanting to avoid the crowds at the Ruins of St Paul’s. Once owned by the city’s wealthiest man in the late 19th century, this mansion fuses European elements – like neo-classical balustrades and perforated wooden ceilings – with traditional furnishings found in the late Qing Dynasty. Also harbouring a tragedy of its own, with its former owner committing suicide after going bankrupt, this museum definitely takes you back in time.

Free Admission

Location: 7 Travessa da Sé
District: Macao
Phone number: (+853) 2836 6866
Website: www.macaotourism.gov.mo/en/sightseeing/macao-world-heritage/lou-kau-mansion
Opening hours: 10am-6pm
Bus: 3, 4, 6, 8A, 18A, 19, 26A, 33, N1A