The Ruins of St. Paul's is one of the signature landmarks of Macau. It used to be the front wall of St. Paul's Church before it was burned down. Visiting the Ruins of St. Paul's, you should closely observe the exquisite reliefs on the walls in addition to appreciating the breathtaking front facade. Underneath the Ruins of St. Paul, there is a Catholic Art Museum and a burial chamber. The museum houses precious Catholic paintings and sculptures, all carefully selected from various churches in Macau.
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The Ruins of St. Paul is the site of St. Paul Church. Construction of the Catholic church began in 1602. It was the greatest of Macau's churches, but it burned down in 1835, leaving only its very large and beautiful fa?ade and the front stairway. It has an interesting history.
The church was built in 1602 adjoining the Jesuit College of St. Paul that was the first Western college in the Far East. Missionaries such as Matteo Ricci and Adam Schall studied Chinese at the university before serving at the Ming Court in Beijing as astronomers and mathematicians.
The church was made of wood, and it was brilliantly decorated and furnished. The facade of carved stone was built in 1620-27 by Japanese Christian craftsmen who were refugees after the religion was wiped out in Japan. It was built under the direction of Italian Jesuit Carlo Spinola.
The Ruins of St. Paul's refer to the facade of what was originally the Church of Mater Dei built in 1602-1640, destroyed by fire in 1835, and the ruins of St. Paul's College, which stood adjacent to the Church. As a whole, the old Church of Mater Dei, St. Paul's College and Mount Fortress were all Jesuit constructions and formed what can be perceived as the Macao's "acropolis". Close by, the archaeological remains of the old College of St. Paul stand witness to what was the first western-style university in the Far East, with an elaborate academic programme. Nowadays, the facade of the Ruins of St. Paul's functions symbolically as an altar to the city and mostly called it now as broken church.
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The Ruins of St. Paul's is one of Macau's most famous landmarks. It combines Renaissance features with eastern architecture. The cross above the arch, the Christ Child under the copper pigeon, and the Madonna surrounded by angels and fresh flowers fill the site with a strong religious atmosphere.
St.Paul's archway is one of the landmark buildings in Macau. It is officially known as St.Paul's Cathedral, and is generally known as St.Paul's or archway. It is a site of the mausoleum of the Mother of God in Macau (St.Paul's Church, completed in 1580). St.Paul archway architecture blends the European Renaissance with the East architectural style, embodying the blend of East-West art, fine carving, magnificent. The triangular pyramids, which consist of three to five layers, are filled with religious atmosphere, whether the high cross at the top of the archway, the statue of the holy baby under the bronze gong or the statue of the virgin surrounded by angels and flowers.
There are nine little-known places in which you can admire classical Portuguese streets, including Guia New Street, Rua Formosa, Largo da Sé, the Holy House of Mercy, the Uniqlo in the Ruins of St. Paul's, Fortaleza do Monte, Travessa de Paixiao, and Travessa do Armazém Velho. The Coca-Cola Museum can be found on this street. Check it out if you're interested!