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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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  • If you go to Macau, you have to visit these ruins. A very good view of the city from the top and you can start your walk to the historic city center from here!  more »
  • Ruins of St.Paul's is a must see while in Macao. Be prepared to be surrounded with lots of tourists - this is the most visited place in Macao  more »
  • Heron, wonderful building, 3rd floor place looked up from the bottom and feel bigger. Sculpture is made in the wall are very fine and beautiful.
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  • Honestly there's not much to see here. Pretty cool walking through the old streets leading up to the ruins with all the shops selling and giving away free samples of pork jerky and almond cookies. Feels like I'm in Costco with all the free samples.
  • 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!
  • Beautiful area in old Macau. Very close to Koi Kei bakery which offers samples like every five feet while you walk through the city!
  • A bit uphill but nice to take a lot if you don't mind the big amount of tourists (like yourself)
  • 1 minute attraction after which you only remember the hordes of tourists outside. We only enjoyed the walk up and back through the quieter lanes.