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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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Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As a painter, I could hardly step away from the site. However it was super tough to draw even a piece of drawing because of too many people who cover all the steps toward the gate. However, it is still worth to visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's an impressive ruin, even if mainly just the front wall is left. The best selfie pic is probably halfway down the big stairs in front leading to Senado Square.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kbeckett6
Reviewed 3 days ago

Once we mention Macau, the siginificant mark is the ruin of St. Paul's, chinese people call it "Dasanba Memorial Gateway". When I arrived Macau, already late afternoon, but I still went to visit the said City Mark and took some photos. The ruin is not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is really historic to see this ancient structure in Macau,people of many colour and race visit here to witness a church that experienced war and the remaining rubbles

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank presoccerlink
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was crowded and hot. As tourist attractions go it wasn’t the most interesting. I missed it the first time I visited Macau and making a special trip the second time wasn’t worth it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sarahmO784
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the iconic tourist attraction and a lot of interesting street food along the valley. However, it is challenging to take photo due to very crowded place

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Intanmei
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s a place one must visit while in Macau. You can reach through old narrow lane where you will see old shops and traditional market of Macau. The remains of the church are evident of architecture of that era .

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth a visit if you don't mind the sea of people that you have to get through to and from this place. Don't miss the climb to the fort nearby. It is worth the climb to get a good view of Macau.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank texas6006
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just a wall full of too many tourists. Not worth the hassle of being pushed and shoved for 20 minutes to walk to see it. Very disappointing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank motortrux
Reviewed 5 days ago

Actually i didnt plan to come at night, but it such a great experience for me. The view at night is so beautiful. The ambience make you feel like you are in Europe and at the same times makes you thinking if the architecture of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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October 22, 2017|
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Response from yudyw2017 | Reviewed this property |
From Big Casino to another you can use Free Shutter Bus (Can accommodate big no of people), but to get to Senado, certain place beside Casino you can use the Taxi (for pack of 4), traveling 1 or 2 person better to use City... More
March 30, 2017|
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Response from 790angelinaa | Reviewed this property |
My suggestion is take a taxi straight up to St Paul first then from there,u can go down the slope on the left to Senado Square. As will be tough of pushing a stroller up the slope to St Paul