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Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral

Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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Ranked #8 of 150 attractions in Macau
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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Macau, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Thanks God this wall was preserved! It has incredible details that are worth seeing. It also has traditional Portuguese folclore on the stairs, danced by Macanese, Chinese and Portuguese and you can go inside the ruins and visit the remains.

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Chiang Mai
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Very busy with people taking their pictures in front of it, but definitely worth going to see. It's free, and an iconic view. Definitely worth climbing to the top of the fortress next to it, and seeing the views from there too.

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HK & US
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Surprisingly my 3yo daughter found this to be the best part of our trip. She was fascinated but the ruins and why the church was destroyed. However, we were quite disappointed that there weren't that many descriptions to explain the history of it.

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Shenzhen, China
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97 reviews 97 reviews
47 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

You need about 30 minutes total here, not much else to see but the façade. Next to the fort, where you will need 1-2 hours!

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The facade of St. Paul brings us back to history. What was life at that era? It became a grandiose piece of history. Macau in general is all about history. Forget the casinos and night life. This is the true essence of Macau.

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

A must visit place when come to Macau ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ enjoy the fresh air and nice view ! You will find a lots of eateries along the way, choose and enjoy it slowly then decide which the most you like! Of course must take a break there!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

it is lovely but too busy! go to the top and take picture. i admire the historic landmark that still standing until now. afterwards go down and explore Senado square. lots of cheap stuff!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Don't miss hanging out on the stairs leading up to the facade of St Paul's. Have an egg custard from Koi Kei. It is not to be missed

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Macau, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This area is always really busy and full of people, but it is a nice view and good spot for photo taking. We like to get an original pork chop bun and sit on the wall people watching.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Must visit when in Macau. Ruins of St Paul's is an iconic landmark that is associated with Macau. It is located at the end of Senado Square. Take some time to admire this iconic landmark before climbing the stairs as the view of St Paul's from the bottom is breathtakingly beautiful. When reach the top, take some time as well... More

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