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“Not much to see really”

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.
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not much to see really”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Just a wall but depicts the religion of Macau with influence of Portuguese colonialists.

Wouldnt spend more than 30 minutes there, however I guess Saint Pauls is one of those things to tick off.

Either way, if you continue down the steps there are plenty of local shopping venues to explore some rich local culture and food!

No lift, just lots of stairs so if hard of walking GET A TAXI TO THE TOP. (Very cheap)

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very crowded at this time of the year”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

There was an independence day parade going on and the main area around St.Paul were cordoned off with barriers. Like any tourist areas, the area around this monument is very crowded most of the times and around December the place is very exciting with lots going on with parades and displays.

Visited December 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice place to chill”
Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

We get a half day tour from the ferry terminal, this place is 1 of the stop. According to tour guide this is the most famous history site and landmark that most of tourist must visit.
Below this catheral, there are shops and restaurants. Can get local souvenirs from there such as famous almond biscuits, bbq meat slice and etc.

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Victoria AUST
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

There wasn't much there. A front facade to walk through and a few glass windows to look down into some diggings. No charge to enter but little to see in there

Visited November 2013
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Maryland
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“Beautiful and historical”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

This is a Must-see attraction if you are visiting Macau!
It's a brisk walk up the steps, but there is a true feeling of seeing something amazing from hundreds of years ago. If you step through the Ruins to the back side, you'll see a section full of historical photographs of what the Ruins used to look like. Not much has changed, but some of the infrastructure has been supported by additional metal beams to keep it from collapsing.
Once you reach the top of the Ruins, to the right is the Macau History Museum which requires a nominal additional entry fee, but its newer and quite a sight if you are a history buff.

The walk leading up to the ruins of the cathedral is full of tourist gift shops and bakeries. Koi Kei Bakery is a must stop if you like to travel authentic and original Macau baked goods.

Visited December 2013
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