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St. Peter's Church, Melaka

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Religious Site
Visit St. Peter's Church to discover the oldest functioning Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia, completed more than 300 years ago. Constructed by the early Portuguese colonists in the first decade of the 18th century, the simple yet elegant structure features a combination of Eastern and Western architectural styles. One of the building's bells dates back to 1608 and was brought here from an older Dutch church. Stop by to admire the largely unadorned interior, or stand in front and take a few photos of this historically significant shrine. Plan to see St. Peter's Church and other attractions that appeal to you using our Melaka trip generator.
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  • The church has stood the ravages of time and still stands firm. It offers the best view of the city of Melaka and the straits. There is a statue of Saint Francis Xavier and also an empty grave which h...  more »
  • This is must in Melaka. Great history and views of the straits of Melaka. Central location and museums all around this area. It is really the heart of the old port city.  more »
  • The ruins of the church built by Portugal. The coffin with the letters "IHS" indicating the Jesuit Xavier's remains. From the Netherlands and fought wonder is only the walls remain. The Netherlands also ousted by England! I was watching the walls that remained.
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  • A simple and humble church by structure and design.Attended mass and organized CST programmes here during my student days.
  • The oldest catholic church in Melaka. The oldest church would be Christ Church. The church building itself looks moderate and modest. Not too many intricate sculptures or stained glass. Parking can be done within the church grounds.
  • Attended the Celebration of Mass on 29th April 2015, beautiful Church, love the stained glass!!❤️
  • I have not been here for more than 10 years. A lot of changes to the area around it
  • At St. Peter's Church, barring a solemn atmosphere and with faith to the holy night, I watched a reflection of the past. https://youtu.be/JfIFIGnK9xM