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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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Jalan Kota, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

This pretty and historic building is set onto of a hill in the centre of Melaka. The building is a ruin and is filled with old gravestones from the time of Dutch colonisation. The church is on a hill and is a good vantage point...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a trip up and I’d recommend popping into English Graveyard first as the steps up from there to St Paul’s are less steep than other options. The stalls to catch the tourists spoil what would otherwise be a beautiful spot - and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank FionaMacF
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Built in 1521 and located within A Famosa, the former Portuguese fortress, this is the oldest surviving European architectural in Southeast Asia. This attraction showcases the remaining ruins of the church built during the Portuguese occupation of Malacca city. Even travelling with young children, this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank WanderingKenny
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Coming from Australia it is always fascinating to see European architecture and history older that 200 years. This ruined church atop the hill in Melaka is just over 500 years old and it gives a glimpse of the European history of Melaka. What is most...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank AndrewU_11
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

It’s a little busy with tourists but we went on a Saturday so cannot comment on crowds in the week. But still this church was beautiful. There are a few bits held up with bright red scaffolding which ruins it a little bit but it’s...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Daniella S
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

This ruin historical building is fantastic for photographers. Lots of people climb till here everyday for scenic view. Bring water before climb. Not much to do, except walking around here. You will find several traders sells t-shirt, merchandise, potraits.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank NurMuhamad
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Beside the iconic Red House (Christ Church of Malacca), the ruins of St Paul is one of the heritage building that not to be missed. Built in 1849 up on the hill, you can have nice view of the sunset at the horizon. Easy climb...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank HARTONO T
Reviewed September 16, 2018

It is a long climb up to the top of the hill, although there are steps and railings as well as areas to stop for the less fit. Worth getting to the top to get the historical perspective as well as a good view of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MichaelChew
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Short climb with high steps, elder may require some assistant to climb up to the top. Interesting history about this place, it's a must visit in Malacca. Great place to take photo from high ground. The stalls should not set up inside the historical building...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Denise_0121
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Lot of history behind this that you can read on placards just down the hill on one side of the church. Good for quick photo ops.

Date of experience: August 2018
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