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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%
  • Terrible1%
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Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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Reviewed yesterday

These ruins refer to the church built in the beginning of the 16 century. The facade of the ruins are a symbol as an altar to the city. Not so much to see and more than crowded with people

Thank gullabella
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's the main attraction in Macau. Be prepared for the crowd and the super hot weather. Stay hydrated.

Thank 699helenn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Althought this place is too crowded, it still worth it to visit since the historical site has many beautiful details. I like the building surrounds the Ruin of St. Paul. Colorful in diversity :)

Thank Nia N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Please avoid, it is waste of time & money if nothing else , not worth the effort to travel & see this attraction

Thank Hotwheels78
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Ruins of St.Paul reminds us once upon a time that Macau was once a part of then growing empire of Portugal.

Thank Riyadh D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice photogenic place to visit in macua at a walkable distance from grand lisboa. A must see place while in macua.

Thank mukeshpremjimaru
Reviewed 6 days ago

Is amazing to see this old church, what is already a World heritage monument, We was walking from the museum directly to this place, I recommend to book a full trip, to see all the other places, and after all historical places than the Casino,...More

Thank Leo N
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't imagine a historical place located in the center of the city. It is hard to find but it's worth it to be found. I actually want to give up when I'm on the way to find this place without internet connection but it's...More

Thank Unggu Lestari C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Included in your mandatory list of places to see when in Macau! It's a nice photo opportunity with lots of souvenir shops along the way. The restaurants are tucked along the side streets so don't expect a lot of street food nearby.

Thank lovetripsdd
Reviewed 1 week ago

although the ruins are interesting in itself the view is also great. Lots of steps so view from the bottom if you have trouble with steps.

Thank Hermitage123
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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