|Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady
|Sé Catedral da Natividade de Nossa Senhora
|Sé, Concelho de Macau
The Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady also Sé Catedral da Natividade de Nossa Senhora and Igreja da Sé (Chinese: 澳門主敎座堂) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Sé, Macau. It is the current cathedral of the Diocese of Macau. The cathedral is also called the "Church of the Nativity of Our Lady".
The cathedral is included in the list of historical monuments of the Historic Centre of Macau, which in turn is included in the list of World Heritage Sites in China.
In the early seventeenth century it was a small wooden chapel, and was elevated to cathedral only in 1623. Before 1623, the Diocese was headquartered in the St. Lazarus' Church.
The first cathedral built in stone, consecrated in 1850 by the then Bishop of Macau, Jerónimo José da Mata, was almost destroyed in a typhoon 24 years later, after having undergone major repairs.
The cathedral was completely rebuilt in concrete in 1937, costing approximately 100,900 patacas.
The service area of the cathedral is the second largest parish in the Peninsula of Macau, including New Road, South Bay and Outer Harbour Terminals in the lobby area.