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Address: Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
Phone Number: 0728505095
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Considered Macau’s most famous landmark, the ruins of this 16th-century...

Considered Macau’s most famous landmark, the ruins of this 16th-century cathedral features a spectacular façade with intricate carvings by Japanese monks.

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Unexpected slice of history

So impressed that there stands such an ancient, historically significant legacy of European settlement in Asia. Fairly well preserved and pretty surroundings. Nice atmosphere with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bath, England
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100 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent a wonderful afternoon meandering the streets of Old town Macau. Easy to get around but was very busy with Chinese New Year crowds.

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London
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So impressed that there stands such an ancient, historically significant legacy of European settlement in Asia. Fairly well preserved and pretty surroundings. Nice atmosphere with lots of locals relaxing on the steps leading to it. It's not a huge attraction or amazingly breathtaking though, more like a pleasant piece of architecture (much like the general pleasantness of, say, walking through... More 

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Twin Cities
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107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ruins were OK, I enjoyed the walk from the casino (Rio) and seeing the city. The church was on a hill and there were very nice views of the city.

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Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
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187 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

again a must to visit whilst in macau. easily accessed and well sign posted with relevant information. a great spot.

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Manila
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51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When in Macau, never miss the Ruins of St. Paul as it significantly depicts the rich Catholic history of the city. Being a former Portuguese colony, you will feel the old vibe through the Ruins and the museum below. Bonus is the journey towards the place as the road is lined up with food shops that give free samples of... More 

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although it is a popular tourist spot in macau, 1 time visit for first time visitors should suffice as there is nothing more to do and see here. A bit hard to find as transport system in macau is not comparable to HK.

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth wandering through the old town area up to the ruin! Make sure to also go to the Fort next door for SUPURB views!

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Cocoa, Florida
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very scenic stone-walled city that has many artists, and sights to see! It is worth the trip up the mountain. The scenery is awesome! Lots of little shops and restaurants.

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Austin, Texas
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I wouldn't say it's must-see, but if you have some time, go check it out. The ruins are small and easy to see. If there are a lot of tourists in town, it will feel like all of them are there with you. The neighborhood is worth walking around in.

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Thank KevinHanabi
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I only used to see The Ruins in photos from the internet and always puts me in awe. It was a great experience to actually be standing on the remains of an old church. Though the photos inside the building showed how it looked like before, I hope it could have lasted longer for the newer generations to marvel.

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