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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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Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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Reviewed yesterday

A definitive landmark of macau that most people will know. However the entire place is swamped with tourists that makes even getting a nice photo hard without people at the back photobombing. The museum inside might not be worth your time unless you are really...More

Thank Tevin C
Reviewed yesterday

We took a day trip from HK. The ruins are attractive and very popular with the locals. The whole area is lovely with cafes, museums and shops nearby. The ferry is expensive, but only takes an hour.

Thank Oxfordians_13
Reviewed yesterday

The Ruins of St Paul's are beautiful... But the tourist site gets so packed and the walk up is reminiscent to Paris' path to Montmartre - swamped with vendors catering specifically to tourists. Go and enjoy, but be prepared for the crowds.

Thank alisonfroberts
Reviewed 2 days ago

Regardless of where you are staying in Macau, or Hong Kong for that matter, take the time to visit these ruins for a little bit of fantastic culture and history.

Thank Wanderers98
Reviewed 2 days ago

I found this difficult to find. It's not well signposted in my opinion and we couldn't find any English speaking people to ask. This resulted in treking for well over an hour in the heat. We almost gave up but found it just in time....More

Thank Pauline T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ruins of St. Paul is a must see sightseeing place. You could feel the magnificent architecture from the bottom of the slope. The structure was well preserved. Since this is a hot tourist spot, expect a lot of tourists as well as locals. Best picture...More

Thank DelWebAggie
Reviewed 2 days ago

they have gone into an overdrive to sell the ruins.there is definitely a necessity of ruing which come with memory.This seems to be taking it too far.

Thank rajatkant
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If visiting the old town then this is the main attraction so it obviously can get quite busy but is a must see/photo moment. There is also a little museum if you walk to the top. Plenty to do and see around this area also,...More

Thank chinashenzhen
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not going to the ruins whilst in Macau is like not visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The area is a tourist hot spot. Once you've seen the ruin, people watching becomes more entertaining.

Thank Nadia M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a forefront of the church that includes symbols of many different religions that were mixing in Macao island.

Thank MummyZagreb
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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