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Address: Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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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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If you are an admirer of history/culture & has the inquisitiveness to delve into part of Macau history then you may think of spending some time here which is located just a short... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Hamilton
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The wondrous wall tells a story, the bricks and the layers each tell their own, be here to give your story a meaning, a stunning place with such power destroyed by fire, lived on in many hearts

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If you are an admirer of history/culture & has the inquisitiveness to delve into part of Macau history then you may think of spending some time here which is located just a short stroll from Senado Square. Looking thru the lens of an artist, the ruins appears sitting atop a lovely hill having picturesque gardens lined up. As the sun... More 

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Fresno, CA, USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I believe a fire destroyed the Cathedral more than a hundred years ago. Having said that, I would not have missed it. Beautiful flowers lead you up to the entrance of the church. There is a museum that takes you down into the bowels of the building. Great place or pictures. In a way it reminded me of the Alamo... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed visiting this gorgeous place. It is so interesting to get there and a nice walk with little shops, cafes, etc. When I got there, we were surprised by music and dancing and it was very enjoyable! I highly recommend this place

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Frankly didnt find it great, but you are in the old Macau for this...it brings out the contrast. Its a place in the itinerary & hence done. Good for photo ops

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Sydney
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Magnificent place to visit the ruins and surrounding area and on the way up get some Portuguese tarts and iced milk tea.

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Seremban, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

i have a thrill journey when climbing up to here. lols.. what they got? Souvenir shops, snacks, restaurants with special too crowded! and....crowded.. i can't see any in front of me except bodies.. short girl will never survive in crowded space and lost my friends. after 15mins of walk, at last, i saw the Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral.. Must... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of the few ruins in the world to be exactingly restored such that it looks just as you expect it to look, brochure like. Day visits best as the ruins bask in the sun shine. Many tourists especially mainland Chinese so expect to joust your way through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

my daughter had this place on her list.we walked on with the drizzle and reached this historic place at Macau. standing tall is the huge gate like structure may have been once a huge one.Now we see the ruins.

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Jakarta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Me and my wife went there around end of last year's winter. The weather was very nice and cool. The place itself has not much to see. But this is a part of Macau history which involves the Portuguese settlement and Catholic influence in Macau back then. If you like this kind of stuffs, this is a must visit for... More 

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Address: Address: Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Macau Region  >  Macau

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