These churches do give one an impression of anything but China, or for that matter, Asia. It does feel like in a 'foreign' land!
Here's a list of the churches I saw in Macau, with some interesting information I gathered (which I think will fill the meaning behind these unique structures).
St. Dominic's Church - it was here that the first Portuguese newspaper was published in China, A Abelha da China (The China Bee).
The inside of the church is much more grand with the the tall pillars & arches.
St Lawrence's Church - one of the oldest churches in Macau (built in 1560, but this building is from 1846). I love this building for where it is located, not quite surrounded by many buildings around it - making it stand tall, on its own.
St. Anthony's Church - another one of Macau's oldest church, which was initially built on bamboo & wood (1560). However, this structure is rather new - 1930, after many reconstructions.
St. Augustine's Church - the church that maintains the tradition of organising the Easter Procession through the city (I wonder how the already busy & colourful streets of Macau will look during this period). :)
Holy House Of Mercy - this is not a church, but was built to house social welfare organisations (and which still functions till today).
These churches plus the many other structures of both old & new that I've been seeing in Macau sure got my legs tired. Never have I walked so much on a holiday compared to that 4 days!
But of course, the pictures and memories sure are worth the walk. And, there's a bit more of Macau to come... :)