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Address: Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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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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nice historic place. Information about it are written. Overwhelming crowd of people visiting there. Location and easy direction.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Pokhara, Nepal
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Pokhara, Nepal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

nice historic place. Information about it are written. Overwhelming crowd of people visiting there. Location and easy direction.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ruins of st. paul was a sight we wanted to see during our trip. It's beautiful to look at it, and there are steps leading up to the ruins..at times macau feels like europe. It's sad that only the ruins are left.. We didn't actually go into the ruins or to the museum, as we were tight on time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Get there early and if you like history, you can go inside to know more. For good photos, this needs to be done on a nice day.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Macau has a European feel to it, but more around the CBD than where the ruins are. The main "feature" of the ruins is the huge number of tourists

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even though it is just a piece of wall, a visit to macao will not complete if you fail to visit Ruins of St Paul. Lots of history behind this walls. From the tiles, to the pieces of stones on the road tells the story.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes it's a nice facade of a church, but that's about it. there is a street full of bakeries all selling the same exact stuff, at the end of which a short stairway leads to this facade. The fort to the right is slightly more interesting. slightly underwhelming

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ruins of the church with stairs in the front. Good for taking picture to show that you have been in Macau. Food shops around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Christ back in my life viewing up to 2 St Paul's. Good to see a local Portuguese building. Nice style and gives a good impression the role the Church played in the life for the Macao people.

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Indore, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really like this place not really because of the history but its the only happening place to be in during morning/day time with lot of tourist, shops around you can hand out here whole afternoon see other churches around, exploring local market and food.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Macau for a day trip for Hong During December over a weekend, so it was always going to be busy. But we're still glad we saw the Ruins of St. Paul's. It has an interesting history and it illustrates the European / Chinese blend of culture in Macau aptly... A Catholic church ruin surrounded by small Chinese... More 

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