These pastel-colored homes were built when the island of Macau was a Portuguese colony.
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These Portuguese-style homes show a different Macau, far from the lights of casinos. The Taipa Houses were built in 1921, to serve as the residences of senior civil servants when the island was a colony of Portugal. (Macau was a Portuguese colony from 1557 until 1999, when the rule was transferred to the People’s Republic of China.)
In 1992, the regional government renovated the houses and turned them into a museum. In 2016, the houses became home to the Macanese Living Museum, which includes artistic and cultural artifacts as well as recreations of what these houses looked like when they were initially built.
February 21, 2023
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