Moorish Barracks

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Coordinates: 22°11′14.6″N 113°31′57.3″E / 22.187389°N 113.532583°E / 22.187389; 113.532583

Moorish Barracks
Edifício da Capitania dos Portos
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General information
LocationSão Lourenço, Macau, China
Moorish Barracks
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese港務局大樓
Simplified Chinese港务局大楼
Portuguese name
PortugueseEdifício da Capitania dos Portos

The Moorish Barracks (Chinese: 港務局大樓; Portuguese: Edifício da Capitania dos Portos) is a historical barracks in São Lourenço, Macau, China.[1]


The barracks was built in August 1874 to accommodate a regiment from Goa, Portuguese India. It was designed by an Italian architect.[2] In 1905, it was turned into the headquarters of Macau Port Authority. The building now houses the headquarter of Marine and Water Bureau.[3][1][4]


The barracks is built with bricks and neo-classical structure on the slope of Barra Hill.[5] It has Mughal architecture with 67.5 meters length and 37 meters width. The rear side of the building consists of two stories and the other part of the building consists of one story. The exterior of the building is painted in yellow and white.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Ola Macau Internet Marketing Company. "Macau Moorish Barracks". Macau Holiday. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Moorish Barracks". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Moorish Barracks". Macao Government Tourism Office. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  4. ^ "The Moorish Barracks and the Mandarin's House". Metropolasia. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Moorish Barracks". Visit Our China. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  6. ^ Cultural Affairs Bureau. "Moorish Barracks". Macau Heritage. Retrieved 21 October 2016.