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“Just a piece of wall but with stories behind it”

Ruins of St. Paul's
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Macau City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #3 of 255 things to do in Macau
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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.
Reviewed November 22, 2013

We reached Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral at evening when the sky turned dark. The gate was closed, and we were unable to walk through the wall.
We took pictures with the wall and with colorful lights along Senado Square.

Thank Jaynelin
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

The front wall of the church is the only standing part, and sits at the top of a long stair case. Enter the door, and there are some areas covered in glass so you can see how it was built. Farther back, there is a very small museum of the catacombs, with some religious artifacts. No need to spend more than about 15 minutes exploring the whole site.
The ruins can be seen from many vantage points nearby, and can make for interesting pictures.

Thank A C
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

The foot of St Paul's Cathedral had many people even on a weekday. Most people just sat along the stairs to eat and take photographs.

Apart from the gate of the Cathedral, which was quite spectacular, there wasn't anything much to look at beyond that. We went down to the museum, which had a few religious artifacts.

Give it a miss if you are pressed for time.

1  Thank yanshyanne
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

These ruins are pretty impressive as you approach them, in fact it's hard to tell it is a ruin unless you knew. The walk through the old Portuguese streets is a pleasant walk to the ruins and is a great excuse to get a warm egg tart from one of the many pastry shops.

The Macau museum and fort walls are close by and we'll worth doing as well while in the area.

Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Tons of tourists taking pictures up a long stairway to basically the front of an old church. There's a "museum" with a few old things but pretty ho hum. The sort of place you go to say you went, but if you're in the old town, you'll eventually end up there.

Thank Kurnalsam
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