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Christ Church, Melaka

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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 to see Christ Church and other attractions that appeal to you using our Melaka travel itinerary maker.
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  • If you're one of the landmarks of the city of Malacca as a center where it is just overly. In addition to its unusual appearance, but still looked largely does thing and I was a good place, but ... every time I see the picture I remember feeling through his journey.
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  • It is being renovated but what a lovely window into history. You can see the graves of Dutch and British and read how the pastor changed over the years from Dutch names to British names to Malaysian n...  more »
  • The Church is currently under renovation but remains open to the public. Its structure is amazing with beams to support the roof in one piece. Worth a visit
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • A little church, dutch colonial style from the 18th century. Nothing too crazy, some tombstones and memorial plaques inside, but for sure one of the main attractions of Melaka
  • Nice place. Nearby have so many others attraction.

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