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St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul)
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US$54.20*
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Historical Malacca Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur
Ranked #12 of 131 things to do in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The A' Famosa Fort and landmark St Paul's Church are two of the many attractions in this district.
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Grab a drink (or you can buy with the vendor) when you climbing up the hill. *Staircase alert* DON'T WEAR HIGHHEEL !!!! Sportshoes is great enough. It's a really good place to take photos and rest while enjoying the view of Melaka

Date of experience: December 2017
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"worth the climb"
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"short climb"
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"nice view"
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"vantage point"
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"paul's hill"
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"grave stones"
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"walk up"
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"piece of history"
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Though the weather was really humid , we went up the hill for the view … and it was not as expected …
The building itself is really old, but I had no interests in it much.
Unless you are a Christian or someone interested in that kind of history, then go for it, otherwise it'll be a waste of energy for you

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Very old ruins in fairly bad conditions, full of Chinese tourists and resellers of plastic goodies.
The gardens around are filthy with skinny cats awaiting some food and the grass full plastic bottles and various rubbish.
Not much to be enjoyed I am afraid.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

The ruins of St. Paul’s Church are at the summit of St. Paul's Hill. Built on the site of the last Malaccan sultan’s istana (palace), it was constructed by Portuguese fidalgo (nobleman) captain, Duarte Coelho, in gratitude to the Virgin Mary for saving his life during a storm at sea. Roofless and covered in ferns, it was originally called the Nossa Senhora da Annunciada (Our Lady of the Annunciation). Though it has been in ruins for more than 150 years, it is a beautiful, breezy sanctuary (reached after a steep flight of stairs) set near the remains of A’ Famosa fort. The views of Melaka from the summit are really breathtaking!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

This historical hill overlooks the Straits of Malacca. It has become very touristy with hordes of tourists walking up the hill where 17th century Dutch tombstones line. At the top of the hill is the ruin of St Paul's Church. The statue of St Francis Xavier stands at a nice vantage point with lovely views of the sea.

Date of experience: October 2018
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