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"St. Paul's Church" St. Paul's Church Ruins Tip by yipsufen

St. Paul's Church Ruins, Melaka: 60 reviews and 135 photos

  The ruins of St. Paul's Church
by yipsufen

Built by Portugese captain by the name of Duarte Coelho. The chapel was turned by the Dutch into a burial ground for their noble dead and renamed St. Paul's Church. St. Francis Xavier was briefly enshrined in the open grave in 1553 before being shipped to Goa, India.

What left today is only the ruins of St. Paul's Church. You can see some stone slabs with historical inscriptions leaning against the wall. Walk further inside is a deep well. You will notice that some parts of the structure are supported with red steel pillars.

There's a man playing harmonica inside the historical site. I think he's a Portugese and have seen him for all my trips to Melaka.

Directions: On top of St. Paul's Hill.
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  • Updated Aug 7, 2005
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