About Ruins of St. Paul's

The Ruins of St. Paul’s have a similar facade to the Church of Master Dei built in 1602-1640. It is an amalgamation of Portuguese design and Chinese integrity. It is popularly called  Sam Ba Sing Tzik by the locals and is situated near the famous Mount Fortress and Macau Museum. It is one of the most iconic and oldest landmarks of Macau, showcasing the remains of an old Jesuit church.  The church has been demolished three times by fire and was restored between the years 1990 and 1995. The famous Museum of Sacred Art and the Crypt in the Ruins of St. Paul’s were also built at that time. Stepping onto the staircase going toward the Church, one is always left longing to look back at the beautiful garden landscape in the backdrop.The Museum of Sacred Art exhibits religious artworks including paintings, sculptures and statues. Take the local trains or set out on your own to visit the Ruins of Saint Paul during your stay.

Must See

  • Statues of Jesus and Madonna.
  • Walls covered in different bas-reliefs pattern.
  • Beautiful garden in the front of the church.
  • Ancient religious artefacts.
  • Museum of Sacred Arts.

How to reach

You can go to the Ruins of St. Paul's by using public transport or your own vehicle. If using public transport as an option, you can take any of these buses; 8A, 18A, 18B, 18, 19 or 26 to reach Camoes Square. It is a further 15 minutes walk to reach the church. If you are travelling with small children or have limited mobility, it is advisable to travel by car/taxi.


  • The church is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Don’t forget to carry a camera, the place is very iconic and photogenic.
  • This is the most important location during the Chinese New Year.
  • There is no admission in the church after 5:30 p.m.
  • The best way to reach here is by walking 
  • Wear comfortable footwear more so if you intend walking.
  • The Museum of Sacred Art is in the vicinity. It is a must-see as it houses several paintings and sculptures worth a look.

Visit Time

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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30 minutes to 1 hour


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