1. China
  2. Southern China
  3. Macau
  4. Ruins of St. Paul's

Macau: 1.5-Hour Ruins of St. Paul's and Historic Center Tour

Product ID: 340966
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Visit Macau's most famous attraction, the Ruins of St. Paul's, with a knowledgeable guide. Get a unique overview of Macau's interesting East-meets-West past, visit the city's historic center, and its treasured icon.
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Duration: 1.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the Vatican of China, the Ruins of St. Paul's
  • Visit Macau's UNESCO-listed historic center and its iconic monuments
  • Learn about Macau's rich Chinese culture mixed with vibrant Portuguese heritage
Full description
Explore China’s smallest territory in just 90 minutes. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you funny stories and about Macau's rich history as the first and last European colony in China.  Leased to Portugal in 1557 as a trading post and officially becoming a Portuguese territory in 1887, then handed back to China in 1999, your guide will take you to monuments in the old city to demonstrate the 450-year legacy that the Portuguese left in Macau.

After meeting your guide in the old town center, head to the Ruins of St. Paul's, acclaimed as “The Vatican of the Far East.” The church’s design is one of a kind, like Macau itself, a mix of East and West. Take the 68 stone steps to contemplate the Chinese and Japanese artisans and craftsmen that were involved in the decoration of the façade.

Next visit the historic center of Macau. Admire the wave mosaic-tiled pavement and its unforgettable Portuguese style colonial facades of the surrounding buildings in Senado Square. Walkthrough the streets and see residential, religious and public Portuguese and Chinese buildings. Your guide will provide you more interesting facts about East and West influences. The last stop of your tour is found on the charming streets and alleys of old Macau passing through the old Opium houses and Fantan gaming district.
Includes
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts in front of the Jorge Álvares Monument in the Square, Praca de Jorge alvares (南灣歐維士像). You guide will be holding a sign with the "GetYourGuide" logo.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• This tour will take place rain or shine
• You will climb 68 steps to reach the Ruins of St. Paul
• Please wear comfortable shoes and loose pants
• This tour operates with a maximum of 20 people per guide

From £29.18 per person

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Product ID: 340966