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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Ruins of St. Paul's and other Macau attractions using our handy Macau sightseeing planning tool.
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  • One of the place you do not want to miss when visiting Macau. In my review of the Macau Ferry , I can continue here to make your trip enjoyable and stress free. When you arrive at the ferry terminal....  more »
  • Had a chance to visit the older part of Macau during business trip. One of the most famous sightseeing spots, and in addition you can taste of both worlds, that exist in Macau. Walking distance from....  more »
  • Just one word , peace !! All you need is a ur better half on your side and then leave everything on the ambience . Beautiful place .  more »
  • Nice place to walk to and take photos. Classic place to go when visiting Macau, but if you've been there before, it wouldn't be t0o important to visit again. A few shops and restaurants within walking distance. Nearby coffee shops like Starbucks and Pacific Coffee have a decent view of the ruins.
  • Awesome place but too many people during peak period. The day we visited was great and walking distance to the nearby tourist areas. Good for taking photos.
  • I love to visit this place because of this historical site, the place is overall clean, the road isn't too crowded but holiday season are bustling & crowded. This place are really cold in winter, i suggest you all to bring a jacket, mask, and warm gloves.
  • The is the most well-known iconic of Macao. It has the combination of historical building and tourist attraction place. I have received a great experience here. The view around here is great although it very crowded.
  • Personal thoughts: Thankful to the effort of restoring the monument and placing educational info to depict the history. I felt the overwhelming crowd has disregarded the significance of the place. There is a chamber at the basement or ground floor, with an entrance notice stating that the place is sacred and visitors to observe their behaviour. Sadly, I saw many visitors ignoring the sign.

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