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St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul): Tours & Tickets

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The A' Famosa Fort and landmark St Paul's Church are two of the many attractions in this district.
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Jalan Kota, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Climbing the hill to St Paul’s Church was worth the effort on a hot day. The building has so much history about it, built in 1521 by a Portuguese Sea Captain, with lots of plaques and information along the walls with some really old headstones...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The view from the top is worth the short climb up - we get to see the surroundings from a high vantage point.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Oceaniakamin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best type of church, in ruins and decaying. The architecture is basic but the view is quite good from the hill.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank RandolphCarter1919
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, it is historical ruin now, starting at 15th century when Portuguese sea captain built this chapel, named Our Lady of the Hill, a Catholic Church. When Dutch arrived in Melaka, they changed this church to Dutch Reformed Church and renamed St Paul’s Church. Then...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank santo-trainsspotter7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get to see the old tombstones as well as burial area. I was here more than 20 years ago and it still remains the same. There are touristy carts, but you can get an engraved key chain or necklace here. Near to all the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Joyce T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's an easy walk up a very low hill, as long as your mobility is okay. It's good to see the old church and you won't need long there.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed 9 September 2019

This is an interesting ruin. There is a plaque in the floor of the wife of the first governor of the Cape of Good Hope, Jan van Riebeeck. There is a great view over Malacca from here.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 September 2019 via mobile

I was here 20 years ago it is still as interesting as it. The only big changes lots and lots of tourists. The history of this church it’s amazing it’s one of the oldest church in South East Asia. Inside the church is mainly very...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank PieterS90
Reviewed 28 August 2019

This is supposedly the oldest church is all of SE Asia. It's no longer in working order as it was used as an ammunition dump by the British who did a LOT of damage in Malacca when they arrived in 1807. However, it's still a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JSTrip_77
Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

This was surprisingly an interesting place for my friends and I. We did not expect this place to be a memorial centre/mausoleum, but it was! Definitely not a church. This place is located on a hill but don't worry; the stairs are well maintained so...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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