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Lou Kau Mansion, Macau

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Tour the preserved Lou Kau Mansion, the former home of a prominent Chinese merchant who owned many properties in the area. Similar to other traditional buildings around Macau, the mansion boasts a mix of European and Chinese design elements throughout its two stories. Browse the rich interior and imagine the lavish 19th-century lifestyle enjoyed at this building. View the temporary exhibits and drop by a small art gallery on the upper floor. Before you visit Macau, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Lou Kau Mansion doesn't look like much from the outside but it was worth a peek to see the layout of an old house. Unfortunately, the second floor is only open on weekends.  more »
  • This is an example of traditional Chinese house built around 19th and 20th century. The original owner was a Macau merchant thus you will see some European/Portuguese elements like the stained glass.....  more »
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  • The Lou Kau Mansion (free entry) is an interesting World Heritage Attraction found in the area of Senado Square in the Historic City Centre of Macau. The mansion was built around 1889 and belonged to a wealthy local merchant. It provides visitors opportunity to see a typical Chinese style courtyard house constructed of grey-bricks, based on a symmetric arrangement of three separate halls which are connected by passageways yet separated by small inner courtyards. Other elements of traditional Chinese architecture you can see include the decorative plasterwork above hall entrance doors and within the courtyards, the lovely wood carving canopies and screens found within the main halls as well as the furnishing within the mansion house. Lou Kau Mansion is a unique attraction in the Senado Square area, providing a fine example of preserved Chinese architecture in the Historic City Centre. It can be conveniently visited in 10-15 minutes before moving on to other interesting attractions in the area. Tip: There are occasionally free concerts being held at the Lou Kau Mansion. Free exhibitions are also held rather frequently. Tip: For a similar yet more comprehensive attraction, visit the Mandarin House, which is probably the best preserved Chinese style building in Macau and much larger than the Lou Kau Mansion.
  • Deep inside old Macau this is a traditional Chinese residence. Only the ground floor is open to public.

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