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St. Francis Xavier Church

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Address: 12, Jalan Banda Kaba, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Phone Number: 62824770

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Simple Yet Enchanting

Located at busy street, St. Francis Xavier Church surprisingly does not get as much attention as compared to Christ Church. However, this church is worth a second look. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
WeeWeiYang
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Located at busy street, St. Francis Xavier Church surprisingly does not get as much attention as compared to Christ Church. However, this church is worth a second look. The exterior looks simple but if you really observed the façade, you will appreciate time spent here. Do note the church grounds close early so its best to come around 10am to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

a well built exterior, looked intriguing but was closed all times we passed bys o couldn't go inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Very nice and very well maintained. I was present at a mass in Chineese and the choir sang very well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The building is nice but ordinary as compared to other tourist spots. However, it is meaningful for Christians.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Passed by this church a few times and always find it very majestic. Building exterior is very well maintained and it somehow has a grand old dame look. The church is very crowded during mass times so if you are not planning on attending the church service there, do avoid the service timings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The church was very beautiful especially when the sunlight went through the glass panels that were hung high up on the wall. Simple yet beautiful building, do visit for once, its better than the Christ Church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A beautiful church. You can feel the peace and calmness when entered. I attended the weekend mass there and the church was packed and the people very friendly

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

From the outside, this church seems quite regal with its Neo-gothic architectural style. Unfortunately, the inside did not match its impressive exterior. I found the interior quite austere - cold for that matter...and it was 95 degrees inside with 95% humidity! I did admire the numerous stained glass windows lining the walls - each one showed some part of JC's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

full of stories and history. wish there were no vendors though, kinda destroys the ambiance, The walk up was scenic and you can see the strait of malacca. The historical sights on the way down felt too manmade...like the completely brown ship...sorry

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Malacca has a large number of Christians, mainly because there so many Chinese Christians here. There are two big churches in downtown Malacca and St. Francis Xavier is one of them. This is the Catholic church of the city. Built in 1856 so it is not very old but yet worth a visit!

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