Treasure of Sacred Art of St Joseph’s Seminary

The two-storey Treasure of Sacred Art of St Joseph’s Seminary museum lies right outside the classic Baroque-styled St Joseph’s Seminary and Church.

Religious statue inside the Treasure of Sacred Art of St Joseph’s Seminary - Photo by António Sanmarful
Religious statue inside the Treasure of Sacred Art of St Joseph’s Seminary - Photo by António Sanmarful

St Joseph’s Seminary and Church is a beautiful classic Baroque-style building that was constructed in 1758 and has become quite a rare find in Asia. While a piece of bone from a popular Catholic missionary’s arm that’s displayed inside the church gathers flocks of religious tourists from across the globe, a gem lies just outside the walls. The two-storey museum houses a variety of artworks, religious artefacts and antiques dating as far back as the 17th century. There’s also a section dedicated to the Jesuits’ contribution to print and their extensive translation work that led to Westerners understanding the Chinese language. There’s something here for anyone interested who’s in religious history.

Free Admission

Location: Rua do Seminario
District: Macao
Phone number: (+853) 2835 7911
Website: www.icm.gov.mo/en/stJose
Opening hours: 10am-5pm
Bus: 9, 16, 18, 28B