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Address: Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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Phone Number: 0728505095
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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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A must see in Macau

I loved the entire experience there. It has this historic feel to it and completes your visit in Macau. Being in Macau is all about learning and embracing the Portugese culture... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved the entire experience there. It has this historic feel to it and completes your visit in Macau. Being in Macau is all about learning and embracing the Portugese culture and influences. Ruins of St Paul's is a definite yes for history buffs and photo lovers.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some Jesuits set up shop here, then they left and the place burned down. Walk through the tiny downstairs crypt museum, take a selfie and you're done. Queuing for an egg tart takes longer.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is near the old town and beside the Mount Fortress. It's main reason for tourist to be at The Ruins of St Paul's were for photography but that was ruined as it was under maintenance during our visit. So, the outcome would be a little unappealing.

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably its appreciation would be to imagine it during the time it was being built. Catholic churches alwàys selected the highest point of the place to erect its churches. Kept wondering about the relationship of the portugeese religious with the people of macao... Too many tourist taking selfie pictures and not enough tourist guides...

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Make it simple. If you have not visited Ruins of St. Paul's, you have not been to Macau. It is simply the symbol of Macau. People visit the Ruins of St Paul's usually walked from the Senado Square and then walked up the long stairs. An alternative way is to take a taxi directly to the Ruins. The taxi will... More 

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Macau, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What you see at the Ruins of St. Paul's is basically the facade of the burnt down church. I think what's worth more visiting is the Macau Museum right next to it. You can learn a lot about Macau.

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Meerut, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Macau is nothing without its grand hotels. City tours are wastage of time and believe me you won't miss anything.

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Port Louis, Port Louis, Mauritius
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The ruin is a very good place for selfie lovers. There are also nife shops down the alleys. However, it can be very crowded with lots of tour operators in the morning and early afternoon.

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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great walk up a small incline through the meandering streets, laneways and alleyways end up at this great piece of history.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We got dropped off via the hotel's free shuttle bus at the square which was quite close to the ruins. We were given directions by the hotel and found the ruins quite easily. What a anti climax it was . It just basically one side of a ruined wall that resembles nothing like a cathedral. The steps leading up to... More 

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