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Address: Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
Description: Considered Macau’s most famous landmark, the ruins of this 16th-century...
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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Only the Facade

We were here in 1884 when no one was around. Now it seems to be the most popular attraction in the city. It was packed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Highland Park, Illinois
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This is a major attraction for Macau. You do not have to join any tour but just take any bus or Taxi to San Ma Lo. It is a 10 minutes walk over. On the way, there are many vendors trying to sell their cooked Pork or beef snacks. Just sample all of them on the way over to the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Given that it's typically a "must-do" on every Macau itinerary, I found it a bit overrated. The place can be extremely crowded, and there isn't much that you can do once you're there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Quite an awesome place when you study the history. You can feel the vibe of the whole area if you take the time to read about it. Just don't try to take a selfie without anyone else in the photo. It's mayhem.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Totally a waste of time. I went with 7adults and 4 children (4 5 6 10). Was a small area with very little things to see.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We were here in 1884 when no one was around. Now it seems to be the most popular attraction in the city. It was packed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Even though it was destroyed after a fire in 1865, the remains are so beautiful and take your breaths. It was said that you wouldn't really come to Macau if you didn't visit this place and it really means it. The plaza before this spot is beautiful, too. It's always crowded, so try to avoid weekends and holidays as much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful ruins that are impressive and right beside the fort. Take some time to look at the 2 together. Great views

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

good photo spot and a must visit place when you are in Macau. There are few interesting shops around the ruins.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

well done on maintaining this facade to remind visitiors and locals of the history of Macau. Given the number of visitors at the site, it is well visited and admired.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Yes it is one of the most crowded areas in Macau. The path and steps leading to this site is packed with tourists. However' the walk is well worth it if you like a great historical site and the best free samples of yummy Asian delights offered to you by every shop on the way to the ruins. Try the... More 

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