The Pousada was constructed on five split levels, connected by winding stairs, and stone steps from the terrace to the swimming pool and special function room.
Both exteriors and interiors reveal the building’s Iberian heritage. The windows of the restaurants and central building are shaped like high arches, and the 12 suites look out through glass doors under eyebrow arches to balconies and surrounding seascape.
Among these buildings is the small chapel built in the Barra Fort in 1740, and dedicated to St. James, the saint adopted by the Portuguese army at that time. According to legend, the statue of St. James was believed to patrol the grounds at night. In the morning, soldiers would discover mud on the statue’s boots, and so a soldier was assigned to polish them every day. It is said that the saint would hit lazy soldiers on the head, and to this day, this myth is still celebrated at the Chapel on July 25 every year.
The chapel was renovated 1978 and has since become an important landmark. It adjoins Pousada de São Tiago’s reception area and cocktail lounge.
Conference rooms, outdoor swimming pool, outdoor terrace, on-site chapel, four dining options, free WiFi.
It is situated at the tip of the Macau Peninsula along the tree-lined Praia Grande Bay. The property is only five minutes away from the historic A-Ma Temple, Maritime Museum and Chapel of Our Lady of Penha.