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St. Peter's Church

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Address: 75100 Melaka, Malaysia Jalan Bendahara, Melaka 75100, Malaysia
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+60 6-283 6538
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Day Trip to Historical Malacca from Kuala Lumpur with River Cruise and Lunch
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Historical Malacca Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur

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church built by portuguese

perhaps it's the first church by western colonial in south east asia, first, it was purposely as catholic church by portuguese, after taken by dutch colonial, it was converted to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Surabaya, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being the oldest functioning Catholic Church in the country is a wonderful accolade, but this is the only fact that has gained notoriety and tourism over the years. Just like other sites in Melaka, the church has history of Portuguese and Dutch occupation from the beginnings, but now seems more of a memory than the future. During our brief visit... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

perhaps it's the first church by western colonial in south east asia, first, it was purposely as catholic church by portuguese, after taken by dutch colonial, it was converted to be protestant church, the last colonial government, british, it was used as warehouse.

Thank loekmann
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I just went there a few hours ago and I found the Church very peaceful and a lovely site to visit.....

Thank benwolf223
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Suuuuuuper touristy. But suuuuuper cool! I think it's super important to visit it to experience some of the history in the area!

Thank Paige B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Worth for the first trip but really nothing much left. Just like other historical attraction, normally you don't want to visit it the second time.

Thank Jeremy C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Lots of stairs, pretty steep too beware. But great view for photo opportunity. Wishing well inside of church.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

It is the oldest functioning Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia in the heart of Malacca. Check at the church for mass times.

Thank Tang2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Wow this place is beautiful Beautifully tranquil church, very historic and simple in decoration. though off the tourist track, worth a visit.

Thank 624suchitrar
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The picture is misleading. Google St Peter's Church. There is a Church at its original location. Next to it is a new building. St Peter's Church is the oldest functioning Catholic church in Malaysia, built in 1710. Must visit.

Thank Stephanie072016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Walking distance from Stadhuys up the St. Paul's Hill is the location. Must have a look at St. Francis Xavier's statue and his burial spot before he was transported back to his birth place in Goa, India. Get a Licensed Tour Guide to tell the story and you will be intrigued with the history.

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