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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 good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“st paul” (94 reviews)
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Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
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"senado square"
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Reviewed today via mobile

It's definitely not just a top instagramable place to go but there's a lot of learning from the history behind it. It is sacred and I feel a bit sad about what happened to the place but I'm glad that the ruins are the only...More

Thank Dearone P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're in Macau, come visit the Ruins. Spend a day away from the busy streets and casino of Macau and see some history. In this area there are many historic sites you can visit. Senado Square and Monte Forte. I've been to Macau several...More

Thank Sheen T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

These are fabulous. After a walk through old town you happen upon these ruins. A majestic view of the street leading up to the base of the steps and a total jump to another time. Beware the selfie sticks....they are everywhere!

Thank Neil S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the famous landmark of Macau. Hence, always crowded. They are few lanes leading to it, and there are shops along these lanes, but mostly selling the same stuff, ie pharmacy & biscuit.

Thank garfield1996
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ruins of St Paul’s is beautiful and there are nice small streets to walk through on the way there. However, depending on the time of day and year, the crowds are enormous and the weather can be hot. It isn’t so fun with young...More

Thank RockYu
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I always thought much more better about Macau and the connection between Portugal. After I saw the city I lost all my daydreams( I guess thats the spirit about travel). It's a vibrant city but it looks very "fake" maybe thats why the major emelent...More

Thank Worldskarma
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These ruins are a must see in Macau. Steeped in history. Great walk to get to the ruins. There is a history of what happened to the church over the years. Need to be semi fit

Thank Brent T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't visit Macau without seeing this icon, however be prepared for the crowds especially on weekends.

Thank Lizette A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A free tourist attraction ,nice to see some of the old Macau ,try some of macau's biscuits ( try before you buy ) and custards while here ,plenty of shops at the bottom of the steps

Thank steveandsuedring
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't get me wrong - I love a good casino. But there was so much beauty and history found outside of the downtown thrum. St Paul's is a somber reminder of Macau's past. Guests are permitted even to enter the crypts below (silence, please). If...More

Thank cantesynge
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pumpbee13
22 October 2017|
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Response from yudyw2017 | Reviewed this property |
From Big Casino to another you can use Free Shutter Bus (Can accommodate big no of people), but to get to Senado, certain place beside Casino you can use the Taxi (for pack of 4), traveling 1 or 2 person better to use City... More
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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
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