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Ruins of St. Paul's, Macau

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Retrace Macau's Christian heritage at Ruins of St. Paul's, one of the region's landmark attractions. Built by the Portuguese in the 17th century, the church was originally one of the largest Christian shrines in Asia. A 19th-century fire destroyed much of the original complex, but the ornate southern facade still stands as a reminder of the building's former grandeur. A steel stairway provides visitors with access to the top, while the onsite museum houses artifacts providing insight into the history and art of Christian faith in the Far East. Work out when and for how long to visit Ruins of St. Paul's and other Macau attractions using our handy Macau sightseeing planning tool.
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  • This is a very popular site and with the long flight of steps a place where people can linger and chill out. There are plenty of routes in and out and a few restaurants and cafes, nearby. 
    This is a very popular site and with the long flight of steps a place where people can linger and chill out. There are plenty of routes in and out and a few restaurants and cafes, nearby.  more »
  • Iconic for Macau; and when literally millions of people have either been there or are there at the exact same time you are, it's hard to find anything new to say -- so I will briefly mention some... 
    Iconic for Macau; and when literally millions of people have either been there or are there at the exact same time you are, it's hard to find anything new to say -- so I will briefly mention some...  more »
  • this was part of a tour we booked in harbour when we got off the ferry which was fantastic but its a nice building with history but to be honest we enjoyed the custard tarts from the shops near by... 
    this was part of a tour we booked in harbour when we got off the ferry which was fantastic but its a nice building with history but to be honest we enjoyed the custard tarts from the shops near by...  more »
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  • The landmark of Macau, went during a very busy day but it was still beautiful. Theres also a small temple next to it. Its also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its unique in China because the old town mixes Chinese and Portuguese architectural styles.
  • Spectacular sight and a scenic ruins in Macao! Best time to come early in the morning and late afternoon to chase sunset and night lights! Common tourist attraction to many around the globe. Its free and many establishments around we can choose by after.
  • Was one of the largest churches in Asia. Now a UNESCO site and the landmark and the most popular tourist destination in Macao. It is a Portuguese church dedicated to Saint Paul. Today known as one of the Seven Wonders of Portuguese Origin in the World. The ruins were restored by the then Macanese government into a museum, and the façade is now buttressed with concrete and steel in a way which preserves the aesthetic integrity. IT tends to get really crowded. one must take care of their belongings when visiting.
  • Great piece of European history in Asia. this is the only european/asian mixed design. visiting around Chinese New Year provided additional surprises with CNY decorations.
  • So glad that we were able to visit this place. I could picture the whole structure of this ruins considering only the front was left, it is located just near the macau market.

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