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“Just Snapping A Piece Of Wall”

Ruins of St. Paul's
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Macau City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #3 of 241 things to do in Macau
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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.
Singapore
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“Just Snapping A Piece Of Wall”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

It is a crowded place but a confirmed Macau symbolical spot. To me, it is just a piece of wall with a lot of people surrounding it. Just take a snap-shot and go. Since it is beside the Mount Fortress, after viewing the ruins head there. For food, just try the portuguese egg tart and skip the pork bun! The pork bun taste really bad and we threw away after one bite.

There are many shops selling local pastries and BBQ meat jerky which you can buy for gifts at the foot of the St Paul's ruins. The prices are much cheaper than in other places due to competitions.

Visited December 2013
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“When you least expect it....there it is!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

The road from Senado Square to the ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral takes you past a lot of stores. Many that offer free cookies and jerky samples, of course with the intention for you to purchase. By the time we reached the site my belly was filled. There are signs pointing in the direction and path to the ruin. Yet what amazed me was as large of a structure it is, amid all the buildings, you can’t see it and get side tracked by the shops and vendors along the way. The next thing, you turn that one corner and bam there it is, exactly as pictured on the internet. Don’t forget to visit the Museum of Sacred Art which is below the ruin, showcasing artifacts and the crypt……a little eerie, but it’s free. Another attraction in the near vicinity is Monte Fort, a quick minute walk from the Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral.

Visited February 2013
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“amazing that it has been there that long”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

just seeing the front of the building standing up like that and it has been that way since the 1800s is amazing.

Visited December 2013
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“Landmark of Macau”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

All the tourism promotion book about Macau always point out to Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral. So, we decided to take photo here to prove that we have visited Macau. It was really crowded. It is not recommended to visit during long holidays in China, HK & Macau altogether. Too crowded. If you want a relax visit here with your family, make sure you avoid CNY period.
Crowd aside, it is a very historic place that is a must visit especially for those who are first timer in Macau.

Visited February 2013
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“Macau's symbolic spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

This place is almost the symbolic for Macau, once you will be back from Macau trip people will ask the first question that have you seen that ruin st. paul. Hence this is the must watch place of Macau.

This place has been shown in various video songs and also in various photography, very simple place with nice lightings and also it give nice view of other huge hotels of macau.

Also the roads are pretty unique to take a look and capture in your camera,

From Macau city center – St. Paul’s Cathedral
You will get lots of shopping places and also one of the famous church which we can cover in same go (one go)

Visited November 2013
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