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Cathedral

No.1 Largo de Se, Macau, China
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Ranked #44 of 163 Attractions in Macau
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Do not confuse the Macau Cathedral with the famous Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral, which is now only a standing facade.  The Macau Cathedral has been... more »
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Paranaque, Philippines
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90 reviews 90 reviews
70 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The first building we visited at Senate Square being Roman Catholics. We saw fewer than 5 faithfuls inside you'd think if there were any tourists around. Nothing exceptional about the church unlike the beautiful Sto. Domingo Church nearby, a baroque Filipino-style church built by the Spanish Dominican friars in the mid 16th century. From Sto. Domingo, people converge walking down... More

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Hong Kong, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I visited all the sites of Macau during one Saturday afternoon and this was by far biggest escape from the hoards of tourists. In fact, I was the only one at the Cathedral for about 20 minutes. I don't think the large tour buses can make it up the narrow streets and steep hills. It has great photo ops for... More

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Quezon City
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I attended Sunday services here and I found it memorable to be with the local Macau Catholic community. Although I did not understand a word of Chinese, I could follow because I found an English Mass guide (from the Philippines) on the pew. Regarding the church, the stained windows are beautiful. In the evening, the Church is well lighted to... More

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Christchurch
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

If you happen to be passing by, then pop in - it is free. But it is (in comparison to many European styled Catholic cathedral) quite "protestant". Much is sealed off to tourists (it is an active operating cathedral). There are some reasonable stained glass windows, but the white stone structuring gives it a somewhat plain look, emphasised by the... More

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Guri, South Korea
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555 reviews 555 reviews
286 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

C1 ( 2013.06.19 ) There was a big and beautiful place, but not more charming than another place. Compared to St.Domingo's church, there was only cathedral. I want to see more, example exhibition or history of cathedral, but I didn't find that. Beautiful, but just Cathedral..

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Samut Prakan, Thailand
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123 reviews 123 reviews
92 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

As the previous reviewer already very well summed up, this particular church is cool but not quite as impressive church when compared to St. Domingo's church. It's located right in a little square with a neat fountain over the commonplace cobble stone roads with nice barrels of flowers strewn along the sides of the road. The church is still in... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Cathedral is located not far off of Senado Square and can be found by walking up Travessa de Sao Domingos or Travessa da Se, which both veer hard right when you are at St. Dominic's Church. Cathedral is often confused with the Ruins of St. Paul which is located further away from Senado Square. The present building, known as Cathedral,... More

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