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"Climb Saint Paul's Hill" St. Paul's Church Ruins Tip by DanielF

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


From Bukit Saint Paul the view reaches out to the Straits of Melacca. It is here that stand the ruins of the ancient Portuguese fortress. Well, actually of Saint Paul's Church, for this is the only building that has remained of the entire complex.

This is the oldest church in town, built by the Portuguese on top of the hill, and is nowadays in a ruinous condition, but since it is consolidated, both the interior and the exterior can be visited.

It is said that Saint Francis Xavier's body was brought here to be buried for a certain time before it was taken to Goa, in India, where it rests today. That is the reason why there is a statue of him in front of the church.

Directions: On top of St. Paul's Hill.
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Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 22, 2006
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