The Ruins of St. Paul’s in Macao
Duration : half day
Bummers : long walks
The Ruins of St. Paul’s was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Centre of Macau in 2005. This landmark is a popular tourist destination in Macau not only because it showcases the original facade of the complex but because it also provides a walk-through to the religious past.
The Ruins of St. Paul’s used to be the structure consisting of the Cathedral of St. Paul and St. Paul’s College. At present, it now houses a museum that contains some of the original construction materials used for the complex. It also has some memorabilia telling stories about religion. We found it to be a great place to learn more about Macao and appreciate artistry while reflecting on life silently.
At the back of the face of the Ruins of St. Paul’s, you can walk around the Museum of Sacred Art.
Some of the original foundation can still be found there.
Religious paintings are hanged on the walls while other memorabilia are place inside glass cabinets.
The Ruins of St. Paul’s may be a long walk from its entrance point – the Senado Square. But the walk will be worth it to see a little history about Macao. Along the walk to the Ruins of St. Paul’s, there are many stores that offer popular delicacies in Macao such as beef jerky, crunchy peanut candies, and almond cookies. You can try them for free and bring home some that you can share.
If you visit Macao, you should not miss going to the Ruins of St. Paul’s. It may be a historical and spiritual walk but it is a place where you can learn a lot for just a little amount of time.
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