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Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral

Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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Ranked #10 of 163 attractions in Macau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Belfast
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is just ruins now and only one wall stands but it is worth a look if you go to Macau.The views from here are good .

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Fort Worth
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

All that is left standing is the front facade which sits at the top of a long, wide flight of stairs up the hill. Visually stark and worth seeing. In the rear is an enclosed area with tombs of various former bishops and priests which is air conditioned and delightfully chilly after the afternoon heat & humidity. This is one... More

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This place brought me to a stand still... you could sit there for hours taking in the views and wonders of this masterpiece... so much history and culture..

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Lambertville, New Jersey, United States
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The façade sits on a small hill, with 66 stone steps leading up to it. The carvings include Jesuit images with Oriental themes, such as a woman stepping on a seven-headed hydra, described in Chinese characters as 'Holy Mother tramples the heads of the dragon'. A few of the other carvings are of the founders of the Jesuit Order, the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

like the landscape but noisy tourist everywhere, probably coming at the wrong time, noisy and rain, so can't take a very good photo

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The Ruins of St Paul's Cathedral refer to the facade of what remains of the Church of Mater Dei. The church was part of St Paul's College, which was founded in 1594 and closed in 1762. A fire happened in 1835, the College and church were burnt, leaving only the facade, most of the foundations and the front steps. When... More

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Salem, India
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

All sight seeing operators bring people here so it is crowded. Its a nice place . Architecturally its amazing. Its one famous landmark. You can see Grand Lisboa Casino from there. There is a museum below. Which is kinda boring.

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is a main attraction in Macau Center, but the walkway towards the ruins are so crowded so be careful if you would be bringing kids and also take care of your belongings. The people will be pushing and during the Summer, it might be too irritating and might ruin your trip. There would be so many tour groups there... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I was astonished by the view of this beautiful piece of architecture. Stunning details and are very well preserved and easier to notice when up close. We came just as a crowd was disapating and it was breathtaking once you can see it for a whole. If you are in the area, don't miss it. It is amazing ruins like... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

St. Paul's Cathedral is considered as the most famous landmark and the main tourist destinations in Macau. Its located quite far from the central city. However, its kinda interesting to exploring the main street to the destination, lots of food stalls or souvenir shops. This place are very crowded by the tourists and also there aren't many things that we... More

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