St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), Melaka

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Head up St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul) for an area showcasing the city's colonial heritage. Climb the stairs and feel the air cooling: you'll see why the spot was such a popular place of development for the European colonial powers beginning in the early 16th century. Admire fine examples of colonial Portuguese and Dutch architecture, including the main church that passed between hands over the centuries and today stands as an attractive and evocative ruin. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city below and the coast stretched out beyond. Use our Melaka driving holiday planner to arrange your visit to St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul) and other attractions in Melaka.
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  • October 3, 2017
    To get a different feel of the Hill, go at night, probably midnight, it's a really nice view of the city down and a spooky experience.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    If you are interested in the local history this is a good place to start. Go early as it get hot later in the day. Free to visit  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Located on a hill top (several steep steps to climb), the ruins of the church gives a nice indication how important religion was as it gives a very good view of the port and peaceful at the same time.  more »
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  • May 25, 2017
    From Melaka Sultanate Palace, I walked in the scorching weather to climb the steep steps . Honestly, I really didn't know where I was heading, just blindly followed the rest in front of me to reach the hill top. Beautiful view standing there, overlooking the city and coastline of Malacca. Catching my breath, I then walked around to see the broad spectrum of the whole area, including the ruins of more than 150 years and ancient tomb of St Francis Xavier. Very interesting place. Won't mind returning again.
  • May 3, 2017
    This is how an ancient monument/building suppose to feel like. Old, eerie and sad. Even in the afternoon i still feel quite uneasy. But not in a bad way thou. You can buy some painting if you like, from Daniel especially. Need some efforts to reach here. A short climb i would say. You can buy some coins, notes, or stamps on the way here 😬
  • June 17, 2017
    Best historical ruin i ve ever been. The atmosphere there is just wonderful. No rooftop, allow the blue sky can be seen indoor. The light shine on this church, make the building alive
  • April 16, 2017
    A must visit when coming to Melaka. It's a short climb up from the A Famosa. Go around the St Paul's church remains and you get different views of Melaka from on top of the hill. In the area where the sanctuary used to be, there is fenced off tomb where people throw in coins and make a wish. And there is an old statue of St Francis Xavier outside of the church. Plenty of handicraft vendors all around. Must visit.
  • July 12, 2017
    Walk up to this church from the main road. Nice view from up the tiny hill.

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