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Portuguese Settlement Ayutthaya

02 July 2019

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The Portuguese Settlement in Ayutthaya was built to spread Christian ideals and to be the community center. Presently, there are still remains of ruins of the San Petro Church, known as St. Dominic's Church in the Ayutthaya period. It was the first Dominican church built in Thailand in 1540, located almost in the center of the Portuguese settlement. The area is about 2,400 square meters, along the east to west facing the Chao Phraya River. The museum is divided into three sections; the front is the Dominican Catholic cemetery. The central section is used for religious ceremonies and as a cemetery for priests. The back and the sides are for residence. Important antiquities are excavated, namely, human skeletons, tobacco pipes, coins, pottery, gem bracelets and items used in religious rituals such as crosses, coins of religious icons and rosary beads. There are over 254 human skeletons, orderly buried on the inside and outside the building. From the division line of the skeletons, the cemetery can be divided into three sections. The innermost in the center of the building is the base of the church. The skeletons inside may be a priest’s.

 

Information from: website http://ww2.ayutthaya.go.th

Management

The Department of Fine Arts

Organization Museum

Important Person/ History /Archeology

Map

Portuguese Settlement Ayutthaya

Address And Contact Number

Samphao Lom Sub - District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 13000 Samphao Lom Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000
Telephone : 035 335 665

Operating hours

Open Monday - Saturday at 09.00 am - 04.00 pm.

Admission fee

Free admission

Getting There

With private car: From Bangkok, take Highway number 1. Go straight, then take Highway number 32 until reaching Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Provincial Government Office. Then turn left, drive to road number 2053 for 20 km. Then cross The Ayothaya Bridge. Then turn right at the intersection and turn right to road number 3469. Then drive for 1 km. The destination is on the right.

Proper for General Public

Proper
Improper

Proper for Children

Proper
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Credit Card

Yes
No

Advanced Booking

Reservation is not needed.

FACILITY

Free parking

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