Christ Church, Melaka

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#2 of 16 in Historic Sites in Melaka
The oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia, Christ Church also represents a well-preserved example of Dutch colonial architecture. The building's facade features a large white cross and the words "Christ Church Malaka" emblazoned across it in white. Walk inside this 18th-century shrine to see its simple rectangular interior with 200-year-old pews. Look up at the ceiling rising 12 m (40 ft) above you, spanned by sturdy wooden beams cut from a single tree. The tombstones incorporated into the floor belong to Portuguese and Armenian Catholics, moved there from a nearby church during the Dutch occupation. Plan your Christ Church visit and explore what else you can see and do in Melaka using our Melaka visit planner .
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  • October 3, 2017
    The ambience at night is really nice, but it's closed at this time. A good historic place to visit in Malaysia and a good photo spot.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Great place to visit for historical and a heritage site. Nearby the vicinity there are antique furniture shops that gets you in the mood to look into antiques for fun collection. It's a nice place to ...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    It is a church should look when you come to Malacca, by all means. Walls of pink, similar to the color of Ryukyu roof tiles is the Japanese taste. Interior has old stone walls, there's history.
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  • May 21, 2017
    Recognised as the red brick building with a huge white right atop, Christ church is rather a small church but holds great history back then. After viewing the inside of the church which can be done within a few minutes, outside you will also see the tower clock, then catch your breath by resting and grabbing a drink from the stalls. You may be interested in the rickshaw ride as well.
  • July 29, 2017
    Famous for tourism. It is rich with historical building. This place is usually crowded and the weather is usually very hot.
  • September 2, 2017
    One of the many attractions in Malacca. Also close by to the Chendol Jam Besar. 👍👍
  • May 1, 2017
    To be honest, not much inside. Just another commercialised historical building. Go inside, take a look then come out. Not much to see. Or maybe it's just me. So why don't you drop by since you are here! Enjoy!
  • May 15, 2017
    Great place for people who like history and ancient architecture. The place got the touch of Portuguese, Dutch, and British. Previously painted white a couple of hundreds year before it was painted red.

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