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Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral

Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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Ranked #11 of 176 Attractions in Macau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Ancient Ruins
Owner description: Considered Macau’s most famous landmark, the ruins of this 16th-century cathedral features a spectacular façade with intricate carvings by Japanese... more » Owner description: Considered Macau’s most famous landmark, the ruins of this 16th-century cathedral features a spectacular façade with intricate carvings by Japanese monks. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Actually nothing much to see here, except for the Ruins of Saint Paul it self. Happy for my self that we been here coz its historic and famous.

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Kochi , India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A ok place but a must see place in Macao. Evoke some nostalgic feelings for Portuguese people ..but nothing to boast about. .get a feel of the old Portuguese Architecture. . The streets from the church. . Still looks like colonial European. .. lots of shops selling fake Chinese stuff.. beware of currency exchangers in the streets. ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This place is a must-see to all tourist going to Macau. Come near this structure and you will see more beauty of it. Some tips though. If you want to take photo with no other people behind you, arrive as early as possible. We arrived around 7am and the place was all ours. Result: stunning photos. Crowd start to arrive... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There are stalls and shops from the route from Senado Square to the ruins. Beside the ruins there are an old Portuguese fortress for a short walk.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Nothing much, just stop snap a picture or 2 and that's all. You can walk to the back to a small museum behind to know more about St. Paul history.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Its one of the main attractions, so its high on the list of places to visit whilst in macau...but honestly you only need about 15mins there. You take a view photos have a look and leave...its really nothing that great.

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bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This place is very picturesque. The ruins are well maintained. Its very crowded though. Excellent place to take some nice pics.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

To be honest there isn't much here to see and full of tourist.. Though if your visiting Macau this is always on the list of places to see and visit. There is a small museum in the back which is free you can walk through and then more information. This is more for a quick visit and a photo. After... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Ruins are definitely the main landmark of Macau. Worth going there, also just because of the nice shopping streets you need to pass to get there, but honestly I think the ruins are "Just there" its ok for taking a picture and having a look quickly but that is about it...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It is a great history sightseeing place wit the Ruins. Memorial photos were taken as a friend would go to Australia after this trip. As it is the landmark for Macau tourism, you must here, otherwise you cannot prove that you visit Macau.

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