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Excellent accommodation for the soldiers

We were on our way to A-Ma Temple when we noticed the Moorish barracks, a wonderful building where... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2018
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
Peculiar example of Neo-Classical & Moghul architectural style

The Moorish Barracks is a lesser known member of the UNESCO World Heritage collection. Located... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Macau, China
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

We were on our way to A-Ma Temple when we noticed the Moorish barracks, a wonderful building where troops were stationed. The barracks were constructed in 1874 to accommodate Indian soldiers from Goa. The building has an Arabic/Gothic design, unusual for Macau. In 1905 it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed 19 November 2018

The Moorish Barracks is a lesser known member of the UNESCO World Heritage collection. Located along tiny Calçada da Barra, this is a late 19th-century barrack built to house an Indian regiment brought over from Goa to help reinforce the Macao police force during the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

It you get along accidentally, pop in, otherwise, it’s not worth it to go all the way. All in all the building looks not very attractive.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Felix171
Reviewed 6 February 2018

the building is old and renovated, looking good outside, but it is not possible to see it inside as it is occupied by some authorities, not far from A-Ma Temple

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Piotr M
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The Moorish Barracks is quite a striking and handsome building, set high above the street. However, you are only able to see just the very first room of the interior, which contains some interesting nautical artifacts and a bit about its history (which is quite...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Margaret E
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Designed by an Italian architect and located uphill from the A-Ma temple, the barracks were built in the second half of the nineteenth century to house an Indian Regiment brought in to reinforce the local Police force and now form a part of the Historic...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

It's quite far end of Macau and there's really nothing there but an office building that you can't enter. Don't bother to go.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank weiweiorchid
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

While visitors are limited to what can be visited inside the building, it is worth walking by to glimpse a part of Macau's association with the larger Portuguese Empire, as this building housed Portuguese Indian (from Goa) forces who made up part of the police...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Reisiger1223
Reviewed 8 February 2016

During on Chinese New Year (CNY) Day (8 Feb 2016), the 238-metre dragon parades its way through the Historic Centre of Macau, making stops at specific landmark buildings, including the Moorish Barracks for a few minutes, allowing visitors some great photograph opportunities. The dragon passes...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank BradJill
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Even though it was built by an Italian Architect, it was constructed to accommodate the military from Goa in India. But is just like a building from Portugal was lifted out and placed in Macau! Well worth a visit, and it is on the historical...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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