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Ruínas de São Paulo

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Built in 1602, today, the façade that stood before the Colégio de São Paulo and the Igreja de São Paulo is one of the primary tourist attractions in Macau. The façade stands 25.5 meters high and 23 meters wide.

The cathedral was destroyed in a fire in 1835.

Touring the site, a crypt housing the relics of Japanese Christian martyrs is open for the public to view. There is also a gallery for religious art.

The façade serves as a rare example of baroque architecture in China.

In 2005, UNESCO recognized the Ruins of St. Paul as a World Heritage Site.

In 2005, UNESCO recognized the Ruins of St. Paul as a World Heritage Site.

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Written by Paulo Loreto

March 2, 2013 at 6:55 AM

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