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“The only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Macau.”

Ruins of St. Paul's
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Owner description: Considered Macau’s most famous landmark, the ruins of this 16th-century cathedral features a spectacular façade with intricate carvings by Japanese monks.
Macau, China
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“The only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Macau.”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral is not only the symbol of Macau, but is also the only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by the Jesuits, it occupied the Mount Fortress on the most prominent hill in Macau, and was the center of the Portuguese religious and spiritual life there for hundreds of years.

It burned down several times, and was rebuilt several times but after the last devastating fire, has stood in ruins.

It is an ominous "must see" site in Macau.

It's also only a 15 minute walk from where I live in Macau, so I get to see it a lot.

Visited June 2013
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Macau, China
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“Historic Landmark”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

One of the must see attractions in Macau. It is a place where locals and visitors go. The preceding area is filled with stores selling Macanese goodies, furniture and art. Grab some jerky or almond cookies and climb the stairs.

Visited October 2012
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Washington, DC
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“historic”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is an important historic site worth a visit for first time visitors of Macao. It is said to be classified as a world heritage historic site.

Visited August 2012
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Penang
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“I know it's your prized landmark or something, but...”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

I saw it and left in under 10 mins.
I suppose for the superficial travellers, you'd need to have you moment under the shadow of the ruins for your Facebook updates but apart from that - nothing noteworthy for those non-history buffs.

Good thing is it free.

I do apologised if I offend any Macanese!

Visited July 2013
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Singapore
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“Macau's historic landmark”
Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

A truly historic landmark to visit, you will have to walk up the flight of stairs and visit the ruins to really appreciate it. Definitely a worthwhile sight.

Visited July 2013
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