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Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral

Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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Ranked #10 of 175 Attractions in Macau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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.
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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The only place where u can shop in macau is here! After taking photos with the cathedral, head down to the street, God food are hidden in the alley!

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Seremban, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

It's a place that you must go if you visit Macau. My first impression, it's smaller than I think it should be! But then the facade itself is picturesque that we went there twice to take picture of its day & night view. Tips: go early in the morning or at night coz there'll be less tourists.

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Bangkok
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This Place Is Amazing Especially The Inside. It Will Make You Feel Creepy With The Silence. From Outside The View is So Stunning Both Day Time And Night Time. Really Love This Place.

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Wels, Austria
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Everybody goes to St.Paul´s ruins and it´s nice to sit on the stairs and watch all the people to make ´selfies´ or fotos of their friends! Though there´s not much to be seen (even the facade is only spectacular because it stands alone), one has to go there, best is: first walk up to the fort, have a look at... More

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chester
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Nothing left of the Cathedral - just this majestic wall being the entrance of the Church. A revelation of the glorious days gone by. Incorporation of the western and chinese cultures can be seen in the statues built to make the wall that is still standing.

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bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The number 1 must see when visiting Macau.Be prepared for the maddening crowd as tourists from mainland China flock here in there thousands.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Was great to see the Ruins and found the history to be fascinating. It is very close to Senado Square so it is a must-see when in Macau!

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The ruins is one of the landmarks of Macau and a UNESCO world heritage site. Seeing the ruins gave me a peek of what it has been before the church charred in 1835. Though only the façade of what was left of the cathedral, it still give a hint of how magnificent St. Paul's Cathedral was. The stairway up is... More

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This review is quite late. The Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral is a popular city landmark in Macau being listed as part of the Historic Center of Macau, a UNESCO world heritage site Though only the facade and nothing much is left from the cathedral the ruins provide a glimpse of the glorious past the city used to enjoy during... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Build from 1602 to 1660, these stunning ruins of what was originally St. Paul's College and the Cathedral of St. Paul also known as "Mater Dei" are a "MUST GO" attraction while in Macau. The story behind it is that the wall was built after the church (which was made out of Timber) and that's why it remained standing when... More

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