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. Plan your visit to St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Melaka family vacation planner.
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  • A long walk up the hill on a sunny day is definitely no joke. Upon reaching the top the view is breathtaking. The old trees there provide good shade. The place was a real life war zone. Every bit of t...  more »
  • Make sure you check this out. Well worth the walk- take water/sunscreen and a hat. Lots of tourists/traffice  more »
  • Take a short climb up the hill and you will be rewarded with a nice view of part on the town and the far away straits of Malacca. If the weather is good, you will get a nice breeze.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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 😬
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Very historical building with many plaques or gravestones around. The surrounding is beautiful, overlooking the Melaka Raya area