This is a fabulous testament to the work of the people of Macau and the history of the Jesuits in the Portuguese Colony. It is very interesting to see the development of the colony through the eyes of the ever expanding church in the region. The Church of Mater Dei was first built in the early 1600s along with a School and College on the site. It was an enormous complex. It survived for over 200 years before fire destroyed the Church and College, leaving only the Facade of the Church. Visiting Macau, it is a MUST SEE.