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The Ruins of St. Paul in Macau is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It was a 17th century Portuguese cathedral dedicated to Saint Paul the Apostle. 

Built from 1582 to 1602 by the Jesuits, the cathedral was the largest Catholic church in Asia at the time, and the royalty of Europe vied with each other to bestow upon the cathedral the best gifts.  With the decline in importance of Macau, which was overtaken as the main port for the Pearl River Delta by Hong Kong, the cathedral's fortunes similarly ebbed, and it was destroyed by a fire during a typhoon in 1835. 

Today, the ruins is one of Macau's most famous landmarks.

The Ruins of St. Paul in Macau is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It was a 17th century Portuguese cathedral dedicated to Saint Paul the Apostle.

Built from 1582 to 1602 by the Jesuits, the cathedral was the largest Catholic church in Asia at the time, and the royalty of Europe vied with each other to bestow upon the cathedral the best gifts. With the decline in importance of Macau, which was overtaken as the main port for the Pearl River Delta by Hong Kong, the cathedral's fortunes similarly ebbed, and it was destroyed by a fire during a typhoon in 1835.

Today, the ruins is one of Macau's most famous landmarks.

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