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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 must visit during your time in Macau, to get a sense of what it once was when the Portuguese were there several hundred years ago. While it’s only the facade left from the old church, the ar...  more »
  • In fact, I was at a loss to go to the ruins of this St. Paul's Cathedral. I went from Senado Square, but i went to the other side of the road. As a result, i was able to do a lot of other sightseeing, so the result was good. I went back and walked a little bit and saw it as soon as I saw it. I think that the number of people is smaller than daytime because time was late, too. I think that it is possible to take it well when taking a picture in the first stairs etc.
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  • Very well maintained ruins. The place gets pretty crowded especially in the center. To get a nice view, walk on the right (facing the ruins) Pictures from this angle seems to look better too.
  • When I visited it was hot plus there were so many tourists on this place so I didn't enjoy this place much but it's a cool photo destination. You can give weird poses and if you are interested in history you must visit this place.
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