Holy House of Mercy

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The Holy House of Mercy
Facade of the Holy House of Mercy

The Holy House of Mercy of Macau (Portuguese: Santa Casa da Misericórdia; Chinese: 仁慈堂大樓), is a historic building in Senado Square, Macau, China. Established as a branch of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia, it was first built in 1569 on the orders of the Bishop of Macau.

It was a medical clinic and several other social welfare structures in early Macau. It later served as an orphanage and refuge for widows of sailors lost at sea.

It is part of the Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Coordinates: 22°11′37″N 113°32′25″E / 22.19361°N 113.54028°E / 22.19361; 113.54028