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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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This place is as good as it looks in the photos. The fact that only one side of the building is left standing makes it more striking. It was originally built in 1602 to 1640 and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The place is super crowded, so would probably need to go early in the morning if you wish to take shots without people. Lots of eateries nearby and the Macau museum is nearby too. Visit the garden at the top floor if you don't wanna pay for entrance to the museum.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Allegedly Macau’s most famous landmark, the Ruins of St. Paul’s was officially listed in 2005 as part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Historic Centre of Macau. Although we went to visit this site, while in Macau, we were not impressed! Further, it was a rainy day, and my wife slipped, and fell on some stairs here! Some history:... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Although St Paul's is extremely difficult to reach during the weekends, it is well worth the effort to brave the crowded streets to see this wonderful example of Portuguese colonial architecture. There is an expanse of greenery leading up to the facade, which enhances the beauty of the place and softens the fact that the cathedral itself no longer exists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This place is as good as it looks in the photos. The fact that only one side of the building is left standing makes it more striking. It was originally built in 1602 to 1640 and was destroyed by fire in 1835. Its great that they have chosen to keep this as it is rather than pulling it down. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit - takes us back in time. Well preserved remains of the priests and the remains which has been excavated and restored with care and made available to mankind. A work of dedication.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Historic place indeed, preserve monument, its good to take photos but there's lots of tourist in this area and it can get very crowded and hot but it was a nice experience

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Visit there in the evening. . So you can get the view with the sun and after sunset as well See the the ruins and the surrounding area Get an almond biscuits from the shops nearby. . Have a coffee at Starbucks near the ruins and enjoy the day.. There are a lot of good building and Portuguese style buildings..... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Connects you back in time. A Cathedral which was burnt down and only the front half is standing. Well preserved monument. Good to see this part of Macao other than the casino. If time permits you should try and visit this location. the museum is also close by.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

it's nice to see the ruins of buildings that are never really ruined. good to take photos eventho a lot of people there. but remember to bring your umbrella on because it's hot there.

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Incheon, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I had read up on this site, so was not surprised to see only the steps and the front wall. However, on seeing what was behind it made me rather sad, sad that what remained after the fire was NOTHING. Still, the front wall gave the impression that the church still stood until I saw what was passed the entrance,... More 

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