This beautiful piece of art was built in 1508 by Jesus priests but a fire destroyed the building and it was again built in 1602 by Japanese Christians It was a complex that had the very first east university. Again, the fire damaged the building and now presently there is a facade wall and stairs standing along with an old church, which was also built in 16th century. Facade is made up of granite that is why it could withstand the fire. It has many carvings on it. The carvings are a fusion of European Renaissance and oriental artists.
Beauty of the place
The place has a charm of its own. It is one of the most dramatic, recognisable icon building in Macau. Dramatic in the sense that the building has been damaged thrice but it was revived largely. The building has an antique charm in it. Behind the facade, there are some relics of pillars and other parts of the church. In addition, there are photos on the walls, which give explicit information to visitors.
It is perched upon a hill. People entre the facade through a 66- step staircase made up of stones. Then there is a small staircase made up of steel, which leads the visitors to the second tier, which gives them a beautiful view of the city. The building has a garden, which has been very cleverly thought.
Places near it
Grand Lis boa Building, The Na TachaTemple and the crowded alleys that leads to Sen ado Square
Things to do here
1. People visit here mostly for picnic spots.
The garden here is a favourite place of many locals to spend time with family and friends.
2. Visitors come here to cherish the mesmerising views of the city from the hill.
3. There is a statue of Mary near the wall. Many tourists visit here to visit one of the oldest church and largest in Asia.
4. Night at Ruins of St. Paul has its own magic. The building becomes more magnificent. People visit it mostly during the night. The crowd and amazing dim lights rejoice the ruins of St. Paul at night. The lights give a glow to building, which is a delicate site to watch.
There are hawkers as well who will give you a quick snack to have in.
The place is open on all days
There is no entry fees to enter the Ruins of St. Paul.
People usually spend 1-2 hours of their day when they visit here.
The Ruins of St. Paul is an extremely beautiful and a calm place. People who seek solace should visit here once. The serene beauty of the artistic building is astonishing. One must visit this place maybe just to hang out with friends and family or to just sit and read.