Courtyard Garden of IAM Building

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Area : Macau
Address: Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, No. 163, IAM Building, Macao
Opening Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tel: 2833 7676
Fee: Free
Facilities: Sculpture、pool、benches
Introduction:
The walls on either side of the entrance to the Courtyard Garden of IAM Building are beautifully ornamented with traditional Portuguese ceramic tiles in blue and white, which are very similar in colour scheme to the blue and white porcelain of China. Two stone spheres are placed at the rear end of the garden, one of which is engraved with the coat of arms of Portugal and the other with an armillary sphere. They symbolise Portugal's significant contribution to the Age of Discovery, its glorious seafaring exploration and adventurous spirit.
 
Two busts stand on the two sides of the flowerbed of the garden. One of them is the bust of Luís Vaz de Camões, the great Portuguese poet who is world famous for his epic work “Os Lusíadas”. The other is the bust of the educator João de Deus in memory of the time when the public schools of Macao were managed by the Municipal Council. Atop the fountain behind the flowerbed, there is a carving of a coat of arms with a royal crown. Each side of the fountain is carved with a strand of grapevine. In 2005, the IAM Building and the Senado Square, along with buildings on both sides, were inscribed on the World Cultural Heritage List of UNESCO as part of the Historic Centre of Macao.

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