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Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral

Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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Ranked #7 of 149 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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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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32 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The ruins were historically beautiful & would be a perfect place for a photoshoot, however I cannot imagine how someone is able to conduct photoshoot in a super-crowded place like this. We enjoy the historical walk from A-Ma Temple to Senado Square, but once we get to the ruins it was a tremendous effort to reach it since the passageways... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

You must visit this place when you come to Macau especially if you love taking pictures! There are a few stalls beside the ruins of St. Paul's selling souvenir and i notice the price are more cheaper from the shop along the way to this place. Please go and check it yourself!

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Ningbo, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It's really just the front facade of the Cathedral that's left but it's still a must see if you're in Macau. Walk around the hill next to it to see a view of Macau island.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I went the ruins on a rainy Saturday and it was still packed with tourist. It was cool to see once, but it doesn't actually take too long to view given that it is just one wall. For best photo ops you should go on a weekday.

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