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Ruins of St. Paul's

Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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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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  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“senado square” (255 reviews)
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Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hii visited this place this morning beautiful whether but it was bit crowded so I will suggest you to visit this place early morning the return back to bus is by walk coz there is no such parking for buses!!.

Thank Himanshu S
Reviewed yesterday

A great place to visit and see the historic remains of St Paul's from 1652. Gets very busy at times, so take care.

Thank DmpOman
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I didn't enjoy the grueling walk sans toddler in a crowd. We did manage to taste test all the food stalls. Those egg tarts though. Where have they been all my life.?

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's not our first time here. It's bad there we are not allowed to walk upstairs to have a better scene.

Thank Bryan I
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful facade still remains of the church after a fire destroyed the church proper. It sits at the top of Spanish steps and below the fortress. Lovely setting with cobblestone streets and many good examples of Portuguese architecture . Very popular spot

Thank Snombat
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting! Here I was able to see the ruins of St. Paul church and cannons that has been used before for war. While walking you will see lots of restaurants and don't forget to try the pork bun. Yum!

Thank naomi42smith
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Historical place! Lots if restaurants to pick! And free taste too so you can pick which you eill buy! Friendly locals!

Thank KEN0310
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice the atmosphere. Shoot a few pictures. That's all. Only the facade survived. The rest of the church is gone. Nice the small temple behind the facade on the lefthand side

Thank hectortravelling
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is definitely worth visiting. You can feel the history and Portugese heritage. And you will not be able find anything like that in the region. And even in Lisbon you will not be able to find a lot of such old buildings because they...More

Thank Олег А
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was very nice to see the two different worlds in one small town, in Macau. Particularly the big wall remaining from the Portuguese colony times is impressive and gives you a good view of the old quarter full of pasteis shops and almond cookies...More

Thank baharcamozu_12
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Triana O
30 March 2017|
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Response from Angelina A | Reviewed this property |
My suggestion is take a taxi straight up to St Paul first then from there,u can go down the slope on the left to Senado Square. As will be tough of pushing a stroller up the slope to St Paul
Ritu C
22 September 2016|
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Response from erlynxeffect | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I would definitely recommend going to the Ruins of St. Pauls, not only because of the ruins itself but because of the surrounding shops and food places nearby which will keep you busy. Once you've walked down the steps... More