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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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  • I love Portugal and visit the colonial remains of this country, than Macau was on my list, but now I think, it was a waist of time. The ruins of church was the only thing here, to show the Portuguese....  more »
  • Recommended to visit here during winter due to the overcrowded visitors. Many shops and foods options along the way  more »
  • Anyone would think that Macau is a city of gambling and betting, including me until I had the great opportunity to visit it and find myself surprised that this city has a lot of history. It was a...  more »
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  • Nice tourist attraction. Studying it's interesting history then actually seeing it is worth the trip. without knowing the background though, it's just a big wall.
  • The Church is amazing. It survived 3 fires and the face still looks gorgeous! Going there makes you feel full as you taste the cookies, egg tart and tapa!
  • Iconic landmark for Macau. It is avery popular tourist place, so literally you still find groups of tourist all day round. Tips for taking a good picture without many tourist: wake up early and go there before 7.30am.
  • Nice place. Near a vibrant market. Don't miss out on the adjoining fort, temple and interesting narrow lanes
  • Lots of food from the kind helpful vendors to try. View is great when the stairs aren't full of tourists. Fantastic ambience during the evening
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