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Climbing 66 Steps up to Macau's Ruins of St Paul

16 March 2010, 7.30pm: Ruins of St Paul.
Public bus number 3 took us from A-Ma Temple to the Ruins of St Paul. From the bus stop, we maneuvered crowded intertwined streets. Passed by rows of shops filled with locals and tourist alike.

The sky was dark when we arrived, city lights flashed from a distance. Though late, the ruins were brightly lit and buzzing with visitors.

The Ruins of St. Paul's (大三巴牌坊) refer to the façade of a Cathedral. A 17th century Portuguese cathedral originally known as the Cathedral of St. Paul. It was destroyed by a fire during a typhoon in 1835.

Today, the ruins are one of Macau's most famous landmarks. The ruins now consist of a stone facade sitting on a small hill. You have to climb sixty six stone steps leading up to it. 

That's all the time we have to explore Macau. Shopped for souvenirs from the rows of shops. Bought plenty of Macau's famous Almond Cookies. Riding on public bus number 2, we headed back to Macau Sands Hotel. From Sands Hotel, we were d…