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St. Francis Xavier Church

Bukit St Paul, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Ranked #19 of 65 attractions in Melaka
Type: Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues
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Singapore
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It was Palm Sunday and service started with congregation gathered outside the main entrance to church, not often practised in modern city churches these days. The choir was very enthusiastic. Our driver called it the Indian church which we later found out was because this church held services in Tamil hence many Indians attend this church,

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Zhanjiang, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

For a mainly Muslim country, it is great to see so many churches and temples also in Malaysia. This old Catholic Church is still being used, and although needing some repairs, it has a lot of charm. The stained glass windows look absolutely beautiful from the inside. Well worth a visit.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

as I once married in a church with the same name . However it is good to find this church in a country which is basically Islamic. Maybe an indication that Malay and neighbouring countries are more broadminded and less fanatic.

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Toulouse
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Church which is not without interest,is in need of restoration,it is situated in a derelict construction site & car park overshadowed by multistoried hôtels and condos.

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is a beautiful old catholic church dedicated to St Francis who is buried in a church in Goa which I was able to visit many years ago The church is still operating as a catholic church today .When we visited a number of church members were in the church praying etc Lovely stained glass windows and memorial plaques adorne... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

If you're interested in churches it's probably worth a visit. The painted glass windows are quite interesting as are some of the statues; however the overall architecture of the building is nothing out of the ordinary, other than if you stand across the road and look at it, do you think it is on a lean? Also there is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This place is a place of worship so if visiting please respect that but it is worth a visit has a beautiful building

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Niah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

traveller who stay around jonker and stadhuy can go or sunday morning mass.a nice, beautiful and historc church in malacca.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

You cant miss this perfect example of a Gothic towered Church. Whether you chose to visit inside for a few reflective moments and to see the mural near the alter of St. Francis Xavier - or just use the exteriors for picture opps - its a handy beacon to get your bearings and at start of Heritage painted red buildings... More

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Banjarmasin, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I like to pray. I know the history of St. Francis Xavier. I found the church, but the body of St. Francis has been transfered to Goa, India. I disappointed. We enjoyed surroundings of Malacca

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