Tourist Attraction in Santo António: Ruínas de São Paulo
The Ruins of São Paulo in Macau are the ruins of the ancient church of the holy mother of God and the adjacent college of São Paulo, important complex of the sixteenth century destroyed by a fire in 1835. the old church of the holy mother of God, the college of st. Paul and the fortress of mount were all built by the jesuits and this set can be identified as the "Acropolis of Macau". all that's left of the largest and most beautiful of the churches of Macau is the imposing façade of granite and the monumental staircase 68 steps. On the other hand, there isn't a lot of things of the college. The ruins of São Paulo, along with the fortress of the bunch, are included in the list of historical monuments of the historic centre of Macau, for your time included in the list of world heritage of humanity by UNESCO. You can consider that this imposing structure is the ultimate symbol of western culture-Christian in Macau. According to the "World Atlas De La Baroque Architecture" a publication of UNESCO IN 2001, the facade of the church, together with the church of s. Joseph, is a unique example of Baroque Architecture In China. The ruins of São Paulo is one of the best examples of outstanding universal value of Macau.