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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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Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

The runs seem nothing special to locals nor people of Hong Kong, but it is one of the few structures preserved well in such a low paced city, and you would be amazed by its remaining as a portal intact which is in fact the...More

Thank hkgpss
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The facade of the old ruins are outstanding. We got there about 7 pm, so we were not able to go inside.

Thank triathlete1955
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I loved the entire experience there. It has this historic feel to it and completes your visit in Macau. Being in Macau is all about learning and embracing the Portugese culture and influences. Ruins of St Paul's is a definite yes for history buffs and...More

Thank Shamz18
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Some Jesuits set up shop here, then they left and the place burned down. Walk through the tiny downstairs crypt museum, take a selfie and you're done. Queuing for an egg tart takes longer.

Thank SingaporeBizTravel
Reviewed 27 July 2016

It is near the old town and beside the Mount Fortress. It's main reason for tourist to be at The Ruins of St Paul's were for photography but that was ruined as it was under maintenance during our visit. So, the outcome would be a...More

Thank YvLyL
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Probably its appreciation would be to imagine it during the time it was being built. Catholic churches alwàys selected the highest point of the place to erect its churches. Kept wondering about the relationship of the portugeese religious with the people of macao... Too many...More

Thank mariaR7743JK
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Make it simple. If you have not visited Ruins of St. Paul's, you have not been to Macau. It is simply the symbol of Macau. People visit the Ruins of St Paul's usually walked from the Senado Square and then walked up the long stairs....More

Thank bwkchang
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The ruin just left one wall and nothing special. The area is too hot when I come on July, summer time.

Thank EddiMak
Reviewed 26 July 2016

What you see at the Ruins of St. Paul's is basically the facade of the burnt down church. I think what's worth more visiting is the Macau Museum right next to it. You can learn a lot about Macau.

Thank Johnmacao
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Macau is nothing without its grand hotels. City tours are wastage of time and believe me you won't miss anything.

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Triana O
Hi, I will travel to Macau with 1 toddler and a baby. Is it possible to walk with stroller from Senado Square to Ruins of St Paul? And if I take taxi from Cotai, better to start from the top of St Paul or from Senado Square? Thanks!!
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
Hi, I have a day to visit Macau from Zhuhai (start in the morning from Zhuhai and return back in the evening). What places would you recommend? Many thanks in advance.
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