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“Charming..” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral

Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral
Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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Ranked #9 of 163 attractions in Macau
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Ancient Ruins
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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.
Chennai (Madras), India
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“Charming..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The remains of St Paul is a great place, taking one back to the old times especially in a place like macau. The whole experience of walking through all the bakeries making fresh cookies etc, the cobble stone pathways, the Portuguese inspired buildings takes one back in time. The place offers many unique photo ops..

Visited June 2013
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“A Must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

A must see the ruins of St Paul's Cathedral and the old Macau... you will discover the Portuguese architectural influence.

Visited June 2013
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Bali
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“nice historical place..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

likes the ruins..
likes the eggtart shops..
don't like the crowd..to much tourist..makes dirty..
can't enjoyed it..coz to noisy

Visited June 2013
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“cool historic site to visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

let me tell you this, the street area leading to the cathedral is PACKED. There will be a lot of people and it will probably be really hot/humid that day. But there was loads of fun/ touristy stuff to do like the many souvenir shops you will probably pass by selling jerky/almond cookies/ and other sweets. For people who want to get some shopping done, there are a lot of small boutiques and stores like Sasa (big makeup/drugstore typish store), Lancome, SKII, and others...Also, on your way to the cathedral, you'll pass by this famous egg tart shop. I forgot the name of the place, but you'll see it right after you pass by like a brief resting area with a small bench area and a tree. They only sell pork burgers/egg tarts.

Visited June 2013
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“You Gotta Come Here At Least Once”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I mean, who comes to Macau but has never step foot on this landmark?? It's like you've never been to Macau.
Pros:-
1. The journey to the top is the fun part;
2. You'll be amazed by the crowd;
3. If you like roasted pork or beef, a plethora of cookies, portuguese tarts, snacks, tit bits, pork floss, souvenirs, this is where they'll try to sell it to you here.

Cons:-
1. Not easy to get a taxi when you wanna leave cos there will be dozens of other tourists waiting in the taxi queues around there;
2. If the day is hot and humid, you will regret wearing jeans there;
3. Restaurants and shops there don't provide for toilets so you gotta go to public toilets which is normally crowded;
4. After taking photos at the top there is nothing else to do but to enjoy the snacks along the street.

Visited May 2013
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