The harmony of man

Thursday, August 7, 2014

History The facade of St. Paul's Cathedral by Wilhelm Heine, 1854 Built from 1582 to 1602[1] by the Jesuits, the cathedral was one of the largest Catholic churches in Asia at the time, and the royalty of Europe vied with each other to bestow upon the cathedral the best gifts. With the decline in importance of Macau, which was overtaken as the main port for the Pearl River Delta by Hong Kong, the cathedral's fortunes similarly ebbed, and it was destroyed by a fire during a typhoon on the 26 January 1835.[1] The Fortaleza do Monte overlooks the ruin.