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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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  • We visited this historical place extra early to avoid the crowd. We went there before 7:00 AM, and fortunately got good shots - perfect for profile pictures or ig posts. Just less than an hour later, ...  more »
  • One of the highlights of visiting Macau is the Ruins of St. Paul.The Ruins of St Paul's is one of the must visit place when you are here. The place was crowded during the afternoon and night . When yo...  more »
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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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