Last weekend was spent in Macau, thanks to Air Asia Zest for flying me in. I did not have a real strict itinerary when I went there ,my masterplan was go where my feet takes me and see what are the popular must-see places in Macau. One of the most popular destinations was the ruins of St. Paul which was also referred to as “putol” by Filipino OFWs in the area.
The ruins of St. Paul refers to the great carved stone facade of what was originally the Church of Mater Dei built in 1602-1640. But in 1953 a great fire destroyed all except the facade.
The church was designed by an Italian Jesuit with the assistance of Japanese Christian stonemanship, the Portuguese, who fled persecution in Japan.
The facade is a reminder of the history of Christianity in Asia.
Up next is my visit the Fortress, and areas at the Senado Square.