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St Paul's Church
Gereja St. Paul

4.4/5
309 Reviews
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Ranked No. 5 in Malacca Can't Miss Attractions
Churches and Cathedrals
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended sightseeing time: 1-2 hours
Address: Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka
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Phone: +60-17-2026037

What travelers say:

went to malacca with my friends and i found the place very accommodating. people there are very friendly. everything is affordable. we visited st. paul’s church. it is located uphill that when you are on top you can see most parts of malacca city. the church is also guarded as the oldest church in southeast asia.

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Introduction

The St. Paul's Church was built in 1521 and built for the Portuguese. The famous missionary St. Francis was buried here, and the statue of the priest of Franciscans was placed in front of the church. After the Dutch occupied Malacca in 1670, the church was used as a castle, and many bullet holes were still visible on the outer wall today. In 1753, as a cemetery for the Dutch aristocracy, some tombstones with Latin and Portuguese are still preserved.
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