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St. Francis Xavier Church

12, Jalan Banda Kaba, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Ranked #19 of 69 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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manila
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A beautiful place to worship. Well maintained building despite the age of the church. There is ample parking space. Most importantly, you feel at peace when you are in God's house. My place of refuge

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I attended a service here. It was quite packed. Lots of Eurasians, probably of Portuguese and Dutch ancestry. In fact, it reminded me of St John's Cathedral in KL

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Found St Francis Xavier Church almost by accident - was around the corner from where we parked the car. Having not to long ago visited Kagoshima in Japan, the statue & plaque out the front of the church captured my attention. Thanks to google - we very quickly boned up on St Francis Xavier while in the courtyard. The church... More

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Rickmansworth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Lovely architecture on outside and this church has beautiful stained glass inside. Worth a trip. Entrance for is round the side as we thought it was closed then found door almost by mistake!

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Its an old church. There was some wedding happening when we went. Can visit for some church shots and also for an old time experiences.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Saint Francis Xavier Church has significance to me because in my hometown in Anao-aon, Surigao del Norte, Philippines, our patron saint is St. Francis Xavier. In fact, the new town name is San Francisco in honor of the patron saint, San Francisco Javier (the Spanish translation of his name). When I read some marking there, it mentioned that St.... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

great views, historical significance, old gravestones. Huge hill to walk up though so not good for elderly or less mobile people. Not sure if there is another way to get up to here but well worth the walk if you can make it.

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Crissier, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Beautiful Mid-Gothic Church. It is one of many that serves the Roman Catholic community in Melaka among other churches of other denominations. Beautifully structured from the outside and beautifully adorned on the inside. I made a special prayer here when I visited it and even before my return, my prayer had been fulfilled. We are now happier than we've ever... More

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