After you are done with A Famosa, most tourists would head on up the steps to St Paul's Hill to witness the now 492 year old St Paul's Church alongside the statue of St Francis Xavier that is erected just outside the church. The church were formally constructed in the year 1521 by the Portuguese with later expansions of a second floor and the bell tower being added over the years. Recommended visit length of this place depends really on one's own personal interest. For common folks who wish to visit this place of attraction out of curiosity and common interest, it shouldn't take you more than an hour to complete, however for historical buffs, this site of historical landmark is an untapped gold mine, and that would take hours at ends. Going up the steps, you will first be greeted by the statue of St Francis Xavier which was erected in 1952 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his sojourn to Malacca. And if you were to look closely, his right arm is absent which was a result of an accident where a large casuarina tree fell on it fresh from construction and erection. The bell tower would be your next sight stop as you proceed towards the front door of the church and though there is a ladder there, I highly doubt that it is for the public to climb. Subsequently as you tour within the vicinity of the church itself, you would be greeted by huge plaques of tombstones laid upon the wall with English translation placards located at their respective sites.
An open grave marks the main attraction where the body of St Francis Xavier once buried. It is now filled with coins from the public in hopes of being granted a wish.
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