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Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral

Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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Ranked #11 of 176 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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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

St. Paul's cathedral constructed in 16th century In the reign of Portuguese. It was dedicated to St. Paul & virgin Mary. though got fired couple of times the inner wooden structure collapsed however outer wall still stand proudly, carved with beautiful sculptures and statues of Saints & virgin Mary. A must visit place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I'm not religious, but I loved this. The back drop is great and the ruins are beautifully maintained. There is also a lovely buddist temple next door and the fort was also great to walk through. If you don't go here then it's a waste.

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Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Not much to do here. You can stick around for pictures or for a little rest. This was our last stop before heading out of the historic area and we couldn't find a taxi. We waited for half an hour at the taxi stop but there was no sign of any cars coming. We chose to walk and find a... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I'm from Brazil, and used to lived near by Ouro Preto, so this kind of architecture is very familiar to me. It is worth to see and learn a little bit from this 16th century architecture style.

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Tagaytay, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Excellent preservation, by government in allowing tourists to learn and get a feel for the History of St. Paul's Cathedral. Again very friendly (respectful of elderly-me in allowing access to views and sights).

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

While worth visiting try to go here on a week day if possible. Take plenty of water because the humidity levels are really high.

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Ajman, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

It refers to the ruins of a 16th-century complex in Macau including of what was originally St. Paul's College and the Cathedral of St. Paul also known as "Mater Dei", . the ruins are one of Macau's best known landmarks. they were officially listed as part of the Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Manila
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I prefer the site of the ruins ten years ago! Now it's more commercial! I don't know why they have to cover the back of the ruins. It was more meaningful before when you go down the ruins .

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Cebu City, Philippines
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Ruins of St. Paul's is a must-visit if in Macau. It's a short walk from the idyllic Largo do Senado, with many shops and food stops along the way. The Ruins itself is breathtaking, albeit the constant presence of tourists hounding the area. The top of the steps also gives a great view of the surrounding area, with the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Well, this place is full of tourists. You cant really embrace the moment. The architecture is nice but that's all.

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