St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul)

St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul)

St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul)
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The A' Famosa Fort and landmark St Paul's Church are two of the many attractions in this district.
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CED
Hayling Island, UK218 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
It’s a short but fairly steep climb to the top of the hill, but well worth the effort even if only for the view over Melaka to the sea. The church is not a total ruin as the walls are fairly well preserved. The sign boards give a clear understanding of the varying periods of use of the building. There are numerous well preserved tomb stones one of which commemorates Nicolaus Basly who ‘in his life was a free citizen’, indicating that others were not.
Written 26 February 2023
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Sarah Lewis
Harlow, UK925 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
St. Paul’s church is a short walk from Red Square up a (not too steep) hill.
The church, originally built in 1521 is in ruins and has no roof, but is worth the visit.
The church is renowned as the place where the body of Francis Xavier, a Catholic missionary of Southeast Asia, was laid to rest for a period after his death at sea.
An open grave in the church, now covered by a wire mesh, marks the place of Francis' temporary burial, later his remains were moved to Goa.
There are lots of engraved stones inside the ruins which are interesting, and the views from the hill are amazing.
Written 24 January 2020
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Jamo
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
A lot of tombstones of Dutch merchants and their families displayed in the ruins of an ancient Portuguese-built church. The tombstones are written in old Dutch and sometimes Latin. The lighthouse next to it was added by the British later on. Easy walk up the stairs from either the Dutch Graveyard, A Famosa or The Stadhuys. You could spend about 20-30 minutes here admiring the age old structure and tombstones
Written 18 February 2020
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Lian Tiong G
Subang Jaya, Malaysia4,236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We arrived at 8 am..cloudy morning and cool weather. No tourists arrived yet and good clear path for our morning walk. Walking through history from 1511 when the Portuguese arrived passed on to the Dutch in 1641 and then to the British in 1860s. These historic pasts are displayed in the St Paul Church up on the St Paul's hill. Scenic view of Melaka with thr Straits of Malacca as the backdrop looking from the top of the hill. Grwat historic climb.
Written 29 January 2020
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Pushpal P
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
Was really amazed to know the church is neaely 400 plus years old and Saint Francus Xavier had himself visited here and was rested forvsome months before moving to Goa. To my opinion this could have been better restored aa I could see the walls had been scribbled. Small piece of history that too my opiniom should not be missed in your trip
Written 4 January 2021
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Docs On Vacay
Malaysia2,932 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The oldest church building in all of South-East Asia, originally built in 1521.
A 2-minute walk away from Kota A'Famosa.

Truly a beautiful historical spot; picturesque with lovely views.
Written 23 June 2022
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dthia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia375 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Friends
Nothing much but nice place for photos and great architecture with deep historical value.
It was breezy even on a hot sunny day.
Can oversee some part of Melaka town and the sea, hence the breeze.
There's a guy singing and playing guitar in the church. Good voice.
Written 11 September 2020
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Taufik N
Indonesia78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Stroll here from dutch square and end up on dataran merdeka mall. the place is rather quite. nothing to see except the ruin building itself. the wall still stands strong. and a lot of coffin cover. i think this is the place they used to rest back in the days. oh there was one cat that slept and didn't seem to care to visitors. just sleep!
Written 20 February 2020
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Noshi
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Don't miss the hike up the hill and visit the ruins. Nice sweeping view of Melaka town from up top.

Time your visit before mid morning as it gets hot later during the day, Then treat yourself to cendol!
Written 20 December 2020
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Lian Tiong G
Subang Jaya, Malaysia4,236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
Took the opportunity of reopening of St Paul's Hill to have our morning walk up the hill with my wife. Fresh air and nice cool embience in the morning. Beautiful view of the old city overlooking far end the sea as the backdrop. Peaceful and relaxing atmosphere on top of the hill which house the Church..old charming hill of Melaka.
Written 11 June 2020
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