Archives of Macau

Neoclassical, Contemporary


Manuel Vicente (renovation)

1901 | 1988 (renovation)

Reservation required



Free Visits


Commented Visits

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Adalberto Tenreiro


Maximum people per visit: 20

Visit languages: English, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese

Photography allowed: Yes

Child friendly: Yes

Wheelchair access: No

Toilet available: Yes


Located at Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, facing Tap Seac Square, the Macau Archive is housed in a neoclassical building integrated on a larger group of similar buildings along the same street. From the outside, it remains a neoclassical building but from the inside is a radical contemporary building, an obsessive exploration of a metal grid as a space defining strategy, covering the floors, walls, ceilings, stairs, furniture and fixture details. In the installation of the Historical Archive on a pre-existing building, Manuel Vicente engaged on an exercise of architectural freedom and architectural preservation, and achieved both objectives creating an unusual symbiosis.


Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, Nº 91-93

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Buses: 2, 2A, 4, 7, 7A, 8, 8A, 9, 9A, 12, 18, 18A, 19, 22, 25, 25X