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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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  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
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“senado square” (271 reviews)
“st paul” (90 reviews)
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Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Like this place - but very hot and crowded in the afternoon its better to go there when the sun not so hot. The view from here also nice.

Thank Anna Ariani S
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Good: 1. History - Get to know the history of Macau and St. Paul ruins 2. Photo spot - A great place to take a group/family or solo photo. 3. View - Upon reaching the top you can see some parts of the "old Macau"...More

Thank macasaetchris
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Ruins of the st. paul,is one of the attractions that will go to Macau. We arrived earlier in the day when there were not many people. According to historical records, this is a church side, but a relentless fire burned the whole church, leaving only...More

1  Thank amyandxcxy
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Having seen numerous photos before of this iconic facade, it was much smaller than I expected in real life. The steps leading up to the church facade were busy with people watchers, brides and grooms, couples and tourists. It is a popular backdrop for selfies...More

Thank email_scratch
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Certainly a well preserved Ruin which demonstrated the presence of the Portugal culture during their time of occupation. The building is well designed and is certainly a great backdrop to have when taking pictures. Take a bus 3 from the ferry terminal of Outer Harbour...More

Thank Louis O
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a really historic early 17th century ruined church burnt down in 1825. Interestingly crowded on Sunday mornings, with fairly steep pathways up to the Fortress and Museum. Part of the World Heritage centre of Macau that with historic Portuguese buildings and history. Centre...More

Thank georgebowenoxford
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The first sight of the ruins with steps leading up is wonderful. As you get closer the detail is fascinating. Don't miss the crypt with more remains and artefacts in good condition. There will always be loads of tourists here so be prepared! Don't miss...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Since I graduated from high school I rarely go through the ruins of St. Paul. Although always want to look back on my high school career, but there has been no time. Recently because some of the things to go through the ruins of St....More

Thank Caroline I
Reviewed 4 November 2016

this is a must visit place once you are in Macau. regardless of any time, this place will be pack with tourist. there are also many streets shop selling take away food and few small garment malls. this place is also good for photo taking.

Thank torutae
Reviewed 3 November 2016

been this place for a couple of time, a walking distance from the main market, museum, restos and other churches. one of the attractions must to visit, not to mention that this building is a UNESCO protected. however, it's a crowded site and it's incomparable...More

1  Thank whylle
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22 October 2017|
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Response from yudyw2017 | Reviewed this property |
From Big Casino to another you can use Free Shutter Bus (Can accommodate big no of people), but to get to Senado, certain place beside Casino you can use the Taxi (for pack of 4), traveling 1 or 2 person better to use City... More
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