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Ruins of St. Paul's, Macau
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Retrace Macau's Christian heritage at Ruins of St. Paul's, one of the region's landmark attractions. Built by the Portuguese in the 17th century, the church was originally one of the largest Christian shrines in Asia. A 19th-century fire destroyed much of the original complex, but the ornate southern facade still stands as a reminder of the building's former grandeur. A steel stairway provides visitors with access to the top, while the onsite museum houses artifacts providing insight into the history and art of Christian faith in the Far East. Add Ruins of St. Paul's and other attractions to your Macau trip itinerary using our Macau trip generator.
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  • Landmark itself may not be very interesting but the colouring around the narrow streets, food, people, that surround it, create an unforgettable atmosphere, be sure to place unlike the casinos on the shower.
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  • The ruins on Macau depicts one of the oldest history of Catholic church. Going to the ruins and finding about its history is one great reason to see it plus the view and the shops going to the ruins m...  more »
  • Quite different from what was on main street to the ruins of many souvenir shops, food shops, and I was surprised. Go up close view of the ruins, many people feel nothing.
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  • Really worth the hustle to get there. The steps and the flowers create the perfect scenery for amazing photographs with the ruins. So much history and amazing architecture all in one. Definitely a must!
  • Just before the hotel era came to place, this historic Ruins will always be a must see in Macau. Your visit to macau will not be complte without having a selfie on this towering ruins, not to mention the free taste of sweet treats along the way.
  • Its a short walk from Senedo square through small streets giving a taste of old city. The walk upto the ruins requires an uphill climb and may not suit people with mobility issues, but is easily visible before the stairs begin. A taxi stand is nearby just adjacent to Starbucks.
  • Impression remains of a church...however it's about a 30 second attraction, after which there is nothing interesting. Nearby Fort Worth visiting, literally 30 metres away, with amazing views of Macau. The ruins are always crowded by tourists and tour groups.
  • Pretty interesting ruins. The crypt has AC and is a nice break from the heat, if you don't mind standing next to bones.