Camoes Garden and Grotto


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How to get there:

The garden is located on the inner harbor side of the Macau Peninsula at the end of Rua de Entre Campos near the Old Protestant Cemetery. From Fisherman's Wharf you can take bus nos. 17, 18 or 19 or a taxi (about MOP 30).

Camoes Garden and Grotto was long a wild tract of land under Portuguese rule. Eventually it became the homestead of a merchant who was famous for raising hundreds of doves that occupied the grounds. The garden's acreage was eventually given over to the public and named for the 16th-century poet, Luis de Camoes, who supposedly spent time in Macau finishing his epic poem Os Lusiadas while in exile from Portugal. His bust stands in the grotto and is one of the park's most scenic sights.

Covering a sizable piece of land, the Camoes Garden and Grotto is a great place to spend an afternoon just ambling around the winding paths and exploring hidden corners. Sociable locals congregate in the central area, sporting caged birds of all kinds.

The trees here provide welcome shade in the summer months or you can escape the sun in the Luis de Camoes Museum, also situated on the grounds. 

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