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Calçada de S.Paulo / Rua de São Paulo
Calçada de S.Paulo / Rua de São Paulo

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Ruins of St. Paul’s
Ruins of St. Paul’s
Arguably Macau’s most famous landmark, the Ruins of St. Paul’s was officially listed in 2005 as part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Historic Centre of Macau. Originally built in the 16th century, the complex of St. Paul’s College and the Cathedral of St. Paul burned down and was rebuilt multiple times before the third and final fire during a typhoon in 1835 left it beyond repair. All that remains are the iconic stone façade and the grand staircase leading up to it. 
 
Restored into a museum, the façade is buttressed from behind, allowing tourists to climb up to the windows to get a closer look at the stone carvings and to enjoy a panoramic view of the city below.
 
The Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt was built at the bottom of the ruins and houses many religious artifacts including Sino-Portuguese crucifixes, as well as a 17th century painting of St. Michael Archangel – the only surviving work from the original college.
 
Admission to the museum is free every day between the hours of 9 am and 6 pm.
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Free admission
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Ruins of St. Paul's


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Calçada de S.Paulo / Rua de São Paulo