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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  • The Church is part of a fort where both the Portuguese, English and Dutch. Church is out of service after the Dutch in 1753 the Christ Church Melaka had taken and subsequently served as a mausoleum for Dutch merchants.
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  • We paid a brief visit here on a tour of Melaka. It is dedicated to St Peter and the door handles are huge keys! There was a gentleman outside whom escorted us in and gave us a brief history of the chu...  more »
  • Need to struggle to reach there because the tourists have to climb many stairs. Its location is on top of the Hill to make the scenery around the Church are also amazing. We can even see the sea and the harbour in the distance, as well as feel the cool wind blowing, in contrast to the weather in the city centre. Many sellers of works of art and paintings that offer merchandise at the front of the Church.
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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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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

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