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Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral

Address: Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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Ranked #10 of 169 Attractions in Macau
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Considered Macau’s most famous landmark, the ruins of this...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This place is probably the most famous one in Macau, but I dislike the fact that there are so many tourists everywhere. Also, there could be more signs to explain the history of these ruins. I guess it´s a must-see in Macau, but not really worth staying for too long.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This place was beautiful and no doubt the most iconic tourist attraction in Macau... Definitely have to see it if you're in the area, but as others have said, it is really crowded. There was no room to even take a picture without half a dozen other people in the shot. Bear in mind, also, that this was on a... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It was wonderful to visit this place. But its difficult to find its exact location. Anyhow we managed to reach there and looking at the site all tiredness had gone. Its a good historical monument of Macau with interesting history. While visiting this place you will get a chance to taste the different types of cookies. Must try

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It is quite good to see this ruin. Religious enough to be called as Cathedral, and also one of the most crowded attraction in macau. Taking selfies with the ruin was a good experience, but there is also good view area if you hike a little bit to the fortress. It offers the view of skyline macau, but less crowded.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I used to dream that I was at this facade when I was a child. My mom used to bring me for movies and this place had been the icon of old Hong Kong movies. I visited this place 6 years ago but it was under repair. Finally last December I managed to visit this beautiful wall I say. Getting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The ruins of the cathedral is well maintained and some original stones are still kept in safety.The audio played inside adds holiness to the place.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Nice heritage building, crowded with tourist, all busy taking photos, selfie, welfie... it is near to the souvenir/cookies street, you will join the crowd again, most of the shops were giving free tasting for their products.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The unmistakably Macau icon not to miss to mark you are in Macau for real. Nothing much to spend time here except to photograph your present.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It was difficult to find the place..the structure was huge..it was not that crowded as it was quite late by the time we got there

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It was a nice experience for me being here - the weather was lovely and the architecture pretty (whatever is left of it). The place is a HUGE tourist attraction. If not for the people swarming the area, it would have been quite a serene experience being there. Once you are done with the sight seeing, take a walk down... More 

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