St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul)

St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul)

St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul)
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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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Simon C
Ashtead, UK768 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Located just a few metres up the hill from A Formosa, (the climb is fairly steep and in hot weather can be tiring) this is a church with great history - and free.
Written 7 May 2024
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Anand1351
Singapore, Singapore3,673 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Decent attraction for Malacca , views from top are nice and nothing much to see or do , not more than 30 minutes.
There is a free museum there - just need to write your name to enter, can spend 15 min there - interesting
Written 6 April 2024
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Broderick L
Singapore7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Stairs were very steep. The view from the top of the hill was very beautiful. Souvenirs were quite overpriced and ‘meh’. The ‘church’ was just a ruin with multiple stone slabs. Overall, a very chill place to visit.
Written 15 March 2024
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LincolnBest
Lefkada, Greece752 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
It’s worth a visit to get an inkling of the size and scope of old Malacca. Useful to read up on it before you go as not much info on site.
Written 26 January 2024
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DaddyistheBest
Sandakan, Malaysia1,666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Much has been said about the historic value of the ruins of the church building (it's 500 years old!!), but for me, the many headstones with engravings in Dutch are a present day reminder (if needed) that there once was a big Dutch presence in Malacca. It dawned on me that there are hardly any other places in Malacca where one can see Dutch engravings/text (except perhaps the Dutch cemetery).

Interestingly, a marker stone on the floor in the middle of the church informs us that the wife of Jan van Riebeek (founder of Cape Town in 1652, and perhaps/debatably "modern" South Africa) was interred here, although it would seem her headstone was moved to Cape Town in 1915. So Jan van Riebeek himself had been in Malacca at some point in time?
Written 15 January 2024
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karenpammy2016
San Francisco, CA1,192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
It was worth the walk up the narrow steps from Dutch Square even though it was raining. The views from here of Melaka are picturesque and the ruins of this famous church built here at the top of St. Paul's Hill. Even though the church is in ruins these days, the exterior of the church is still standing and you can imagine how big of a sanctuary it was. Definitely if you have time while visiting Dutch Square.
Written 9 December 2023
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DipuKV
Pune, India2,904 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
St Paul’s Hill is one of the good sightseeing options in Malacca. After a short climb from the townhouse, you are rewarded with views of the sea. There is a statue of St Francis Xavier, apart from ruins, at the top. You can then climb downhill to see A famosa. Good spot for panoramic views & clicks.
Written 17 June 2023
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Emi2015L
Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Some old ruins etc.but worthy to see once you are in Malacca. Mind there is "few steps" to take to get here :-)
Written 13 June 2023
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MontySpi
Toronto, Canada474 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Melaka is a day trip, and in the historic city centre, there are only a few "must see" sights. The St Paul Church ruin is one of them.
Written 27 March 2023
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dorothy1956
Mission, Canada97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
It was close to town , so you could walk . The building was in pretty good shape and well worth the views from the top.
Written 19 March 2023
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