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Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt

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Address: St.Paulo Street, Macau, China
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Respite from the heat and crowds

If you aren't a fan of history then come here purely for the air con and the peace and quiet. However if you love history this will be a great glimpse into the past of the city of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 31, 2016
Eugene S
Sandton, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

If you aren't a fan of history then come here purely for the air con and the peace and quiet. However if you love history this will be a great glimpse into the past of the city of Macau.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

It is located underground as part of the St. Paul Ruins. A lot of the tourists seemed to not know what this place is all about and many of them did not bother to adhere to the No Picture signage. The area is quite compact and limited to few selected artefacts on display. Perhaps it would be better to have... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

This museum is more of an exhibit. It is very small and tiny. Takes 5 minutes tops about 1.5 minute in average and 15 seconds to walk through it. Some very nice pieces nevertheless.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

this is located behind the ruins of st. paul's church. not many tourists seem to be aware of this & thus, it's less crowd than the actual ruins. the crypt is located in a basement and has a quiet environment. the remains are enclosed in glass cases. it can be a little disquieting for some people.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were viewing the photos of the Ruins Through Time from a corner of an open space at the back of the Ruins when people go downstairs in an unlikely building. There's no entrance fee and the stairs' a matter of which way to go first, the museum (right) or the crypt (left). Of course, we went the museum which... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

I like museum generally. This is a very small exhibit of the sacred art but I like it because the items were thoughtfully spaced out and clearly labelled. The crypt was also interesting compared to the ones I seen in Europe. It's very small but very neat. Both the crypt and the museum are located in the underground behind the... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

This crypt was a little less creepy than others. The bones are laying in floor to ceiling cases with glass windows for viewing. The artifacts in the museum are worth a quick look.

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Brampton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Check out this museum located just beside The Church Ruins of St Paul. A lot of interesting artefacts,portraits and archeological finds.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

After visiting the Ruins of St. Paul, you can enter the small Crypt and downstairs Museum of Sacred Art. Within the crypt you can see the skeletal remains of Japanese and Vietnamese martyrs but the area is very small so you only spend about one or two minutes here. In the museum gallery area, also downstairs, you can see historical... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

The house is a a place where they still preserve the artwork and paintings from the Christian church. Quite dark and creepy with those draw the devils and evil. The tour guide cannot speak English very well so we’d better read the descriptions for each item.

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