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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%
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Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Well worth the walk up to. Well light at night .We preferred seeing it at night ,and it was a lot less crowded. Very popular attraction and can be very busy during the day, as you are also beside the Fort, so you can do...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Walked all the way from Senado Square to the 'top 10 Macau tourist spot' and was disappointed. There was some ongoing renovation or restorative works ongoing and some netting on the structure...........

Thank kcslchin
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

It's a great historical site if you are interested in history, otherwise it's just a plain facade. Overwhelmed with many tourists.

Thank eventidephoenix
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Facade only, interesting but not spectacular. Too many tourists. I think this is over rated and not a great point of interest

Thank JavaJiveHK
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

As a tourist in Macau, first thing you'll gonna check is the famous St. Paul of Ruins. Going there was a challenge, a looooooot of people a long the way. But you can have the opportunity to try the famous products of Koikei. It was...More

Thank makhenry13
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The ruins of St. Paul's is a recommended place for those who love history and are fascinated by old catholic churches. The most interesting part about this place is the infusion of the west and the east on the walls. TO understand the same, I...More

Thank rishg
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here during summer time, the weather is hot and the place is crowded with people holding umbrellas. If you would like to have nicer photos without the crowd, try taking photos from the side of the staircase, and look for...More

Thank ShireenHSL
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

A landmark that draws in tourist from all over to Macau. Interesting history that accompanies the grand architecture. A must see if you are visiting Macau.

Thank LynnLim85
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Just another place to visit with historical importance. Surrounding that you can spend 30 min max. Click few snaps over n move.

Thank Chalskriss
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't make a special trip to see just the ruins of St. Paul but the surround area is beautiful. Colourful streets and buildings line the area. Worth a look for a break from the casinos if nothing else

Thank Jerry J
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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
Ritu C
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