Ruins of St. Paul's

Ruins of St. Paul's, Macau

Ruins of St. Paul's
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
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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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UrbanLady
42 contributions
A piece of History
Dec 2020
St Paul's ruins are one of the Macau's must see. As I was traveling close to holidays, the whole area was filled with Christmas decorations and the view was really nice
Written 2 August 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy332 contributions
The symbol of Macau
Apr 2021
This is one of the most original landmarks I’ve ever seen in my life! It’s made of the face of a cathedral who fell down due to a terrible earthquake; it’s a bit creepy, I admit it, but has its charm. On the stairs there are always many young people relaxing and eating. In my opinion Macau is quite an underrated city, but it worths a visit, it’s a piece of our dear old Europe in my beloved Asia.
Written 29 June 2021
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jusun2000
Beijing, China58 contributions
There is more to see than just the ruins
Jan 2021 • Solo
Actually there is an entry next to the Ruins of St. Paul’s which lead you all the way up to the roof of a castle, on which you can see canons pointing into the sea. The castle is now a museum.
Written 18 June 2021
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Sho C
Macau, China239 contributions
Silent moment
Jun 2021 • Solo
Visited Ruins of St Paul after a while. At this new normal period after the covid19, the place is silent and soothing. Explore again.
Written 18 June 2021
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woshiairy
Los Angeles, CA10 contributions
Nothing special about it
Jun 2020
Yes, it is iconic, but it is pretty much just a wall. Nothing special about it. Most ppl there just snap a pic then leave. I was disppointed.
Written 21 May 2021
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Luffy
Macau, China7 contributions
Looks great
Feb 2021 • Friends
the view here looks great and like you are walking into a living history. so many shops around and some pastries shops
Written 17 February 2021
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jusun2000
Beijing, China58 contributions
There is more to see than just the ruins
Feb 2021
Actually there is an entry next to the Ruins of St. Paul’s that leads you all the way up to a fort of cannons. A museum is built along the elevator up to the top of the fort. The fort is actually located at the top of a hill, where you can have a good view of the Casino Lisboa's new building at Macau Peninsula(a newer Casino Lisboa is built on island Tamzai / Taipa).
Written 8 February 2021
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beatrice390
Indonesia303 contributions
One of iconic landmark in Macao
Mar 2020 • Family
The Church of Mater Dei or known as Ruin of St. Paul’s is one of the iconic landmark in Macao. After destroyed by a great fire in 1835, it’s only the facade remains of this 17th church.

When you’re there, pay a visit at Macao Museum as well. It’s only 3 minutes by walking from this facade.

This place was incredibly crowded by local and tourists. Try to come before noon to avoid the crowd.

Lots of eateries and souvenir shops nearby.
Written 18 January 2021
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Ynnam
Port de Sant Miguel, Spain11 contributions
8 Hours in Macau
Feb 2020
One of the place you do not want to miss when visiting Macau.
In my review of the Macau Ferry , I can continue here to make your trip enjoyable and stress free.

When you arrive at the ferry terminal of Macau. Do not get excited getting onto a taxi or committing a contract to local car owners offering you tour for BIG BUCKS.

Walk to the bus terminal about 100 feet from the ferry gate terminal.

They have a double decker tour bus, just like in any tourist city in the world where you can hop get off and get on to your next destination.

You pay round trip ticket so that you can get back to ferry terminal on time of your departure.

This double decker bus ride will get your money’s worth of your travel. They have a guide to all the tourist spots and the bus station to get on and off.

Ruins of Saint Paul, you will enjoy your time touring this historical landmark on your own time. This bus stop location is included in the one of the spot in off and on bus tour.
When your done. Go back to the bus station. Hop on and off to your nest destination.
While on the bus your , bus tour guide will narrate all the sites and historical location.

Do not miss to visit the Macau tower. For those brave enough to do the sky walk you can enjoy suspended by line hundreds of feet above the ground doing sky walk and jumping, or bungee jumping.
Also, on the way you can visit a shopping mall that will be recommended by the bus tour guide. The shopping mall is 7th floor stores high and they housed all luxury brand names.
Venetia or Venice Hotel is one you can visit too. Enjoy the interior of this amazing hotel, stores and restaurant.
Restaurants at Casinos offer 15% discount for your dining bill. You need to sign up for a membership card.
No worry, restaurant employees will do it for you by providing a proof of identification.
Do not give your passport, NEVER, use your drivers license.
Reason:
You loose your drivers license you can still continue with your travel. But if you lose your passport , you’re stuck for a couple of days or weeks to get your replacement at Embassy of your country.
You can never trust everything is safe around you when in foreign country.
If calamity hits or terrorist attack happened, everyone will be in panic and will create stampede, your first thought is to find the restaurant employee. You have zero chance of finding that person in the area to retrieve your passport.

The card that you receive for membership will give you discount on foods and drink. Plus it was loaded with 5 MOP, their currency to hook you
in playing casino slot.
Why not, play it all until it’s gone or keep winning.

A day of fun in Macau.
Written 12 January 2021
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Sonyaa122
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia35 contributions
Must see
May 2020
Had a chance to visit the older part of Macau during business trip. One of the most famous sightseeing spots, and in addition you can taste of both worlds, that exist in Macau. Walking distance from Senado Square. Always packed with tourists , but it's free :)
Written 9 January 2021
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