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St. Francis Xavier Church

Bukit St Paul, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Ranked #17 of 69 attractions in Melaka
Type: Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful artwork, though we couldnt go inside as a family thingy was going on. Still a good place to visit

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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

It bring old memories that can't forget from structure of building and designs/work that cremated 100 year ago.

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Bali, Indonesia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I don't know why people are so overrating this church, there's absolutely nothing spectacular about it. I know its historical and is probably the only existing so called "gothic" style in Malaysia but there's nothing amusing about the site. It's not a bad church, but you could give it a miss anyday if you happen to be experienced with other... More

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Port Fairy, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great to have a look inside and enjoy the atmosphere and history. Would have loved to experience a service but timing didnt work out.

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Cairo, Egypt
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I have been to Melaka in my last journey to Malaysia...this city needs you to book one night in it to see all attractions there.I booked full day tour but we were in hurry to see all attractions. This church is nice and it's located on the top of a hill.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Catholic priests are not noted for giving good sermons, but the priest at St. Francis Xavier church brought the house down! There's an English Mass at 7:30am and Masses in Tamil and Mandarin at other times. I'm glad I had the opportunity to attend church there and to see Melaka in the early morning before the crowds descended.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Liked the scenery and the structure though part of it had been demolished due to wars. The graves are there too. and it is nice to see them protected.

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Singapore
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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