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St. Peter's Church, Melaka

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#7 of 25 in Historic Sites in Melaka
Church · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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Visit St. Peter's Church to discover the oldest functioning Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia, completed more than 300 years ago. Constructed by the early Portuguese colonists in the first decade of the 18th century, the simple yet elegant structure features a combination of Eastern and Western architectural styles. One of the building's bells dates back to 1608 and was brought here from an older Dutch church. Stop by to admire the largely unadorned interior, or stand in front and take a few photos of this historically significant shrine. Plan your visit to St. Peter's Church and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Melaka travel planner.
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  • Nice surrounding especially the church inside and outside as well. After Mass, the congregation are wonderful and nice to extend their hospitaility. 
    Nice surrounding especially the church inside and outside as well. After Mass, the congregation are wonderful and nice to extend their hospitaility.  more »
  • We passed by this Church when we were going to visit Villa Sentosa. Unfortunately the Church was closed but the white facade was very beautiful. Around the church there is also a very small garden. 
    We passed by this Church when we were going to visit Villa Sentosa. Unfortunately the Church was closed but the white facade was very beautiful. Around the church there is also a very small garden.  more »
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  • Was visiting Malacca and went there for morning mass on 2 weekdays. Exposition of the blessed sacrament is at 7am and mass is at 7.30am. Fr Lionel's gave good sermons on both days. The church is very clean and beautifully decorated for Christmas. It is indeed a must visit place if you are in Malacca!
  • I got married in this church over the last weekend. It is a beautiful church with a wonderful history. Unfortunately, the management and priest made my bride to be cry 3 times in the build up to the day with their regulations on song selection for the bride to walk in, regulations for the bride's dress. They made it seem that they are the best Catholic church in Melaka, better than the rest. If I had the option, I would have done it elsewhere. The bright side is that a different priest performed the wedding ceremony, and he did it well.

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