Casa Gardens is a small park located in the mainland area of the city. Built some time around 1799, the park was once the home of the wealthy Portuguese merchant Manuel Pereira and also the residence for directors of the Macao Branch of the English East India Company. Today the property is the headquarters of the Oriental Foundation, a private cultural institution involved in local and regional community and cultural affairs.
The Casa Garden exterior is finished in white paint with ornamentation accentuated in red for contrast. The façade is punctuated with arched windows and shutters. A flight of granite steps leads to the entrance of the mansion, which opens to the main hall, splendidly decorated in a southern European style. When you visit here, you’ll find that the park contains the old residence, the Old Protestant Cemetery and an art gallery.