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Ruins of St. Paul's, Macau

Categories: Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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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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  • To see no more when you pass by if you're in Monaco. Choose a day or weather
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  • Random Chinese tourists are conspicuous, was disturbed by the photos, too. I think many souvenir shops had plenty of tasting a snack to go.
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  • A must see when visiting Macau. The structure of what is still standing and mini tour underground is amazing to witness. Just be aware a lot of people visit this hard to say when a good time to go is. 
  • A nice walk and tons of vendors trying to sell you things, but it's definitely a tourist attraction. It's quite breath taking seeing this 17th-century church and the museum nearby as well. Definitely recommended to visit if you're in Macau!
  • The ruins of St. Paul's are certainly the main historical landmark of Macau. This site cannot be missed is easily accessible on foot from the main Largo Senado Sq through pedestrian streets. The ruins itself is the facade remnant of the Portuguese Church of Mater Dei built in the 17 century and destroyed by fire 200 years subsequently.
  • The Ruins of St. Paul is the landmark of Macau. It is a facade of a 16th-century Portuguese Church. It has an excellent location, on a hill, near the fortress of Macau (Fortaleza do Monte), one other landmark, not that impressive as the ruins, but with a better panoramic view.
  • It's a tourist must go place! despite being extremely crowded alllllllllll the friggin time, just go there for the photos anyways! lol To do: take pictures and eat Time spent: about 2 hours Location: you can take a cab there but nearly impossible to find a cab back to the hotel so best you find out where the hotel shuttle bus pick up point is or u will end up spending hours getting a cab Visited in June 2015
  • One of the most popular tourist attraction in Macau, the visit would be quick as it is only left with a piece of wall. There are plenty of eateries and bakeries around this area. Entering and leaving was proven to be a challenge due to the crowd.
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