Built in 1874 on the slope of Barra Hill, this building was constructed to accommodate an Indian regiment from Goa appointed to reinforce Macao’s police force. The Moorish Barracks is a brick and stone neo-classical structure with Mughal influences standing on a raised granite platform above the street. Spacious 4-metre-wide verandas with pointed arches run along all sides of the building except that facing Barra Hill. The building is painted light yellow, with most of the details picked out in white. The huge granite-bearing wall below contrasts with the light painted plaster walls above in texture and colour.