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Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral

Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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Ranked #11 of 175 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

You won't be considered been to Macau without visiting and took some photos here. Great back drop for photos for your Macau tour, but once you reach the top, thats just about it, for photo purpose only. Since its top of the hill, you can have a view of the lower areas, kind of nice since exhausted from climbing up.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Quite a fascinating history with a crypt and enough information in English to understand what's going on. Walk up through the park to the fortress above for a great view of Macau. This is a must visit site.

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Bangalore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

nothing much to see.........not a must watch place in macau.....but in city tour we are forced cover these places ......

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral never fails to impress. Although we went on a Sunday during Golden Week it was still great even though very very busy. It is an easy walk to the bottom of the stairs but not so if you want to go up to the top! Which I didnt!

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Hong Kong, China
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It's very impressive and colonial. I liked the grand view of it. However, it was very crowded on Sunday afternoon, I went there on Saturday morning before it was much quieter.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

All there is at St. Paul's, Macao, is a preserved facade, a few excavated foundations that could be anything an a museum. This 'historic' site is not much of a site and not particularly historic either. It is next to the Macao fort which is also very mediocre but worth seeing if you happen to be there. Macao itself is... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I'd say a must do. Features on all the postcards etc.... There is a small crypt & it is very close to the other old parts of Macao.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great historical site to visit but best when crowds are light. The crypt and museum space have great items to see. Great view form near the top of the hill.

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Kettle Falls, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you want to take a great picture, go at night when the lights are all over, or sunset is even better. It was an interesting place but not someplace I would go out of my way to visit again.

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Bhubaneswar, India
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

On my visit to HK n Macau with my family last month,i got the oppertunity to visit there.Nice heritage monument.Beautyful old artwork.Very much crowded on the day we visited,but thats not an big issue as all was going well.Lots of sovernior shop near by.Specially we love the food which we got from the Mcdonalds just down the cathedrial.Overall its worth... More

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