St. Augustine’s Church is a UNESCO World Heritage site inscribed as part of “The Historic Center of Macao“. The church was first established in 1591 by the Spanish Augustinians as part of a monastery. The facade was originally of Baroque style but existing facade is more neoclassical, characterized by the attractive columns at the front and well decorated windows. Inside the church are various ornamental pieces including a marble-clad high altar containing the statue of Christ carrying the cross, Our Lord of the Passion (Nosso Senhor dos Passos).
St. Augustine’s Church is known for organizing one of the most popular procession through the city, the Easter Procession, involving thousands of devotees.