St Paul's Church, Melaka

#1 of 25 in Historic Sites in Melaka
Ruin · Landmark
Head up St Paul's Church for an area showcasing the city's colonial heritage. Climb the stairs and feel the air cooling: you'll see why the spot was such a popular place of development for the European colonial powers beginning in the early 16th century. Admire fine examples of colonial Portuguese and Dutch architecture, including the main church that passed between hands over the centuries and today stands as an attractive and evocative ruin. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city below and the coast stretched out beyond. Use our Melaka driving holiday planner to arrange your visit to St Paul's Church and other attractions in Melaka.
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  • Was really amazed to know the church is neaely 400 plus years old and Saint Francus Xavier had himself visited here and was rested forvsome months before moving to Goa. To my opinion this could have.....  more »
  • Nice pretty . Good climb up. Nice view. Good exercise. Nearby shops and restaurants. Souvenirs shopping too.  more »
  • A short hike up hill could be challenging for some. But when you reach the top, there is quiet peacefulness seeing the ruins of an old church. Nice view of Melaka at night.
  • Nice, short flight of stairs in the middle of town to get an unblocked view of the city. It is surrounded by other historical landmarks. As far as ruins go, it's quite well maintained. During the holidays and weekends, there are quite a lot of visitors so it may be hard to get a nice pic without some photo bombers. A good place to perch and watch the hustle and bustle of the townspeople. There's buskers there for you to enjoy too.

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