The city's most famous landmark and is regarded as the greatest monument to Christianity in the East. The only thing left of the Church of Mater Dei, built in the 1600s but burnt down in 1835, is the imposing facade with its Biblical statues and relief being described as a 'sermon in stone' and a 'Bible for the poor'. Nearby are the remains of the St Paul's College. Behind the facade is the Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt which occupies the chancel of the church, displaying archaeological excavations of the site and also exhibits and paintings on early Christian life in the East. The crypt contains the remains of martyrs of Christians killed in the 17th century.
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Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral and Nearby Attractions on Map
Macau Tower(2 km)
You'll get a great view over Macau and Taipa.
Kun Iam Statue(1.6 km)
Twenty metre high bronze statue of the Goddess of Mercy emerging from a lotus floating in the Outer Harbour.
Senate Square(0.5 km)
A colorful typical Iberian town square this is the traditional heart of Macau city.
A-Ma Temple(1.6 km)
Perhaps the most famous Chinese temple in Macau.
Holy House of Mercy(0.4 km)
This building established by the first Bishop of Macau in 1569 provides an imposing facade for the Senate Square.
Wine Museum and Grand Prix Museum(1.3 km)
The Wine Museum and the Grand Prix Museum are both in the same building, north of the center of town.
Macau Museum(0.1 km)
Above Saint Paul's, within the remains of the Mount fortress, is the main Macau Museum.
Chapel of Our Lady of Penha and Penha Hill(1.3 km)
The chapel sits atop a steep hill which towers above the southern-most tip of Macau Peninsula.
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