St. Peter's Church, Melaka

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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 your visit to St. Peter's Church and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Melaka travel planner .
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  • As some previously mentioned, this should be named as St Paul Church instead of St Peter's Church. Anyway, it is a must-visit place, in my opinion, in Melaka. A flight of stairs might post a challenge...  more »
  • From the Netherlands square up to the Hill of St. Paul, and first greets the statue of Francis Xavier. Is said to cut right after the death of Francis Xavier, were sent to Rome, is the right hand of the statue fell happens to be otherwise, it is spoken of as a strange coincidence.
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  • worth climbing the stairs to check out this very old church & the view was amazing...interesting tomb stones within the church of different explorers  more »
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  • Listed as the oldest functioning Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia in Wikipedia and was built around 1710. The earlier original structure underwent a period of re-construction as the parish discovered that termites had damaged numerous portions of the wooden superstructure holding up the roof. This portion of the ceiling in the church is one of the signature design motives used in large public buildings during this era. The main church building has now re-opened with a refreshed and restored air-conditioned interior. For parishioners who are adventurous can climb up the spiral staircase to the balcony seating gallery originally meant for the choir during mass services.
  • The oldest Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia. It's belief the oldest grave dated in mid 1500s was at the church compound. When I was there there was refurbishing work going on.
  • St Peter's Church is really beautiful and user friendly, many more developments has been organised and planned for St Peter's Church to be a "HOME AWAY FROM HOME", a mission statement by the current Parish Priest of St Peter Church, Rev Fr Lionel Thomas...
  • Nice keep Catholic church
  • Near to River Cruise area
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