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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 via mobile

Try to go as early as possible as it will be crowded after that. Walk up the stairs, you can find a small little templr on the left side.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FeliciaWui
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Over-rated and very crowded with tourists. It's almost impossible go get a good shot in here. The good thing is there are lots of souvenir shops nearby and amazing food stalls.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jessicajeslyn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you love History this is the place to be.. u will not be disappointed.. if u are in Macau is the top attraction to visit.. Recommended!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tiza_sey
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The ruins are little more than the facade of a church and in the back a few very small exhibits. But it is right next to the Macau museum and fortress so it makes to walk by and enjoy for 15 or 20 minutes as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 169justink
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This seems to be the heart of old Macao. The ruins are striking to see from a distance and the photos of the Cathedral from up on top of the fort are stunning! The whole area is so unique and cultural. You must wonder around...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lee4shalom
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Crowded but a must! This iconic structure of a by-gone era proudly stands atop a hill in the old area of Macau. Immaculate gardens and quite clean despite the hordes of tourists

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lorri1962
Reviewed 1 week ago

It seemed everyone in Macau was headed here, and the crowd up the street past all the expensive food shops barely moved. It was almost as crowded on the steps to the facade, so wasn't a particularly pleasant experience. I imagine it would be a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yycyycyyc
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised by the amount of historical art you can see under the leftovers of the Ruins of St. Paul's. I like this area and highly recommend this spot to those who like history.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kimworldwide
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is ok for a few pics and a bit of history but nothing much else see. The surrounding area shops were too expensive

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank amitas28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a beautiful day. Interesting facade on the hilltop. Go from the back side. Getting to the ruin from the front is super crowded.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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
30 March 2017|
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Response from 790angelinaa | 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