Sir Robert Ho Tung Library

Sir Robert Ho Tung Library

Sir Robert Ho Tung Library

No. 3 Santo Agostinho Square, Macau

Phone : +853 2837 7117

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Sir Robert Ho Tung Library was constructed before 1894 and was originally the residence of Dona Carolina Cunha. Hong Kong businessman Sir Robert Ho Tung purchased it in 1918, using it as his retreat. He passed away in 1955 and in accordance with his will, the building was presented to the Macao Government for conversion into a public library.

Source : en.macautourism.gov.mo

Sir Robert Ho Tung Library library is located in St Augustine’s square in the Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The library is housed in a mansion that has good historical, cultural and architectural value

History

The building was constructed before 1894 and was owned by Dona Carolina Cunha. Later the mansion was purchased by Hong Kong  businessman Sir Robert Ho Tung in 1918 as a retreat and he lived there between 1941 and 1945. He died in 1955 and the building was presented to the Government for conversion to a public library in accordance with his will.

Sir Robert Ho Tung Library was officially opened in 1958 to the general public. In 2005, a new building was constructed near the back garden of the mansion, making the library the biggest public library in Macau.

Source : wikipedia

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Opening hours : 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday to Saturday); 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sunday)

Getting there : Bus 3, 3X, 4, 6A, 8A, 18A, 19, 26A, 33, N1A

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