St. Paul's Church in Malacca

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St. Paul's Church

It is one of the oldest churches in Malaysia, but unfortunately, only ruins remain of it, and now it is a historical monument, and not a functioning church.

It was originally built in 1521 by the Portuguese. Like most historic buildings in Malacca, the church changed hands and names several times during its existence, and in the period from 1567 to 1596 it even managed to be a fortress. Its last owners, the British, made a storehouse for gunpowder from the church in 1824.

Today it is an important historical monument, which is carefully protected. The church is located on the hill of the same name, on the slopes of which you can also see ancient European graves, and in the church itself there are old tombstones from graves that could not be preserved. The climb up the hill is not too laborious, it takes no more than 5 minutes even for the elderly, and it is definitely worth it to climb here. In addition, it offers a beautiful view of the city and even the Strait of Malacca is visible.

💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

🕐 Working hours: around the clock.

🚶  How to get there: the church is located on St Paul's Hill in the city center in the historic district, accessible on foot (church on the map of Malacca). The ascent to the top begins both from Jalan Kota Street and from the Porta De Santiago gate.

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