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Exhibitions

Religious Beliefs


In the four hundred years marking the cultural exchange between China and the West, Macao has embraced a harmonious co-existence of diverse religious beliefs. In the long river of history, the local Chinese have embraced Taoism or Buddhism and other religions such as Catholicism, Protestantism, Islamism, Mormonism and Baha'ism - introduced to Macao by the Portuguese and other foreigners - have co-existed in the city of Macao. While seeking mutual respect and harmonious co-existence, these religions disseminated their respective religious doctrines. Moreover, religious architecture such as temples and churches which are home to a variety of religious artefacts can be found everywhere in the Macao peninsula, Taipa and Coloane islands.