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“Too crowded and not much to do” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ruins of St. Paul's

Ruins of St. Paul's
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Macau City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #3 of 240 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.
Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Too crowded and not much to do”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Sure it is an old historic monument but nothing much to do after you click a picture in front of it.The place and too crowded and you cannot get a decent shot at all.

Visited April 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Great place of historical importance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

You generally get to see churches which are in complete shape, but this one is different, be there to see that yourself.

Visited May 2014
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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“picturesque of Macau”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

You want to show anyone that you visited Macau??!!
Then you should have a picture with this in the background.

But sorry to see such a structure ruined..

Visited March 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Amazing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

The ruins are spectacular to see day or night. The facade of the cathedral is well preserved and is a great spot for photo's. There are a lot of stairs to climb to the top but it is well worth it and then you can look back down through the walk ways to the street of Macau. This landmark is a must but it is a very popular site and gets very crowded as most of the attractions do in Macau.

Visited April 2014
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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“The photo landmark of Macau”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is probably the most photographed site in Macau and is one of those places you shouldn't miss. I've been here both in the day time and at night and have to say that both times the feel was just so different.

By day, the ruins are usually full of tourists who come here by the bus load. Take some time to angle your photographs to capture the cathedral's facade against an almost impossibly blue sky. Savour an egg tart or two on the steps and visit the nearby museum or climb up to the fortress. From St. Paul's all the way to Senado Square, it's a frenetic buzz of people and activity.

But come the nightfall and the tourists slowly start to make their move on to other destinations. You will find yourself with more space and time to reflect. The ruins exude a completely different feel in the evening, calmer and even dare I say, romantically lit. It challenged my photography skills but I walked away with a whole different view of Macau - having the ruins behind me and watching at the gaudy light show from the Wynn (?) in front of me. That one moment summed up for me the two defining, yet different personalities of Macau in the old and the new.

Visited November 2013
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