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Travel to the Ruins of St. Paul's , you can see the most famous sightseeing spot in Macau. The Ruins of St. Paul's (also known as Sam Ba Sing Tzik) stands adjacent to the famous Mount Fortress and Macau Museum. The front façade and the grand stone stairs are the only remains of the greatest church in Macau. First constructed in 1580, St. Paul's Church caught fires in 1595 and 1601. However, reconstruction started in 1602 soon after the church was burnt down. Completed in 1637, the church became the biggest Catholic Church in East Asia at that time.Unfortunately,

a violent typhoon hit Macau in 1835 and the church caught fire for the third time leaving its glory a history. According to historical materials, St Paul's Church, built with white stones, had a grand vaulted roof. It had three magnificently decorated halls. Built with granites, Sam Ba Sing Tzik has a baroque facade rich in ornamentation but with classic oriental characteristics. From the bottom up, the structure has five tiers. The first tier is comprised of ten Ionic columns with three entrances. The entrance in the middle has 'MATER DEI' carved into it. The two entrances on each side are decorated with bas-reliefs in the pattern of 'HIS'. The

second tier features ten Corinthian columns with three windows. There are also bas-reliefs in designs of chrysanthemum and cherry, as well as Chinese inscriptions. The surviving façade has long been acknowledged as a perfect fusion of western and eastern cultures.The Ruins of St. Paul's has been restored during 1990 and 1995. The Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt was also built at that time. It has exhibitions of religions artworks including paintings, sculptures and statues.Here's some guide information in your travel of The Ruins of St. Paul's: Address: on the hill near Daba Street, Macau. Contact number: 0086- 0311-87663061  Admission Fee:free  Opening Hours: 09:00 to 16:00

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What to see in Macau if I only got one day? Ruins of St. Paul's? Any others? Re: Ruins of St. Paul's

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Yes. The Ruins of St Paul Cathedral is a must-see site. Others like Grand Cannon, Mazu Temple, Casino in Macau are all woth to see. And you can make it in one day.