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UNESCO World Heritage Site: The Ruins of St. Paul’s in Macau


The Ruins of St. Paul’s refers to the ruins of a 16th century complex in Macau including of what was originally St Paul’s College and the Cathedral of St. Paul. Today, the ruins are one of Macau’s most famous landmarks. In 2005, they were officially enlisted as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Our Macau visit coincided with the Mid-Autumn Festival (also called Mooncake Festival), an important festival for the Chinese people and also one of the loveliest nights of the year. This explains the decorations you see here.

Also in Macau: Lord Stow’s Original Portuguese Egg Tarts | The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel

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We're here for just one day and no rain keep us away from Macau's iconic architecture.
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The easiest way to reach the Ruins of St Paul's is to start from main square, Largo do Senado. Look for the signboards pointing to St Paul's and you will not miss it.
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The Ruins of St Paul's is so central that you will probably pass it several times if you were to explore Macau on foot. I have seen very nice photos taken a night and that's what I would have preferred if not for the very short stay and bad weather

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A view of the city and the distinctive Grand Lisboa Hotel architecture.
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tourists can climb up through a steel stairway to the rear of the structure. It is customary to throw coins from the top window for good luck. I'm betting on good photo feng shui instead.
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On my way down the steps, I came across tourists in the middle of a group photo opportunity.

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