St. Paul’s Church is a historic church building in Malacca City, Malaysia that was originally built in 1521, making it the oldest church building in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. It is located at the summit of St. Paul’s Hill and is today part of the Malacca Museum Complex comprising the A Famosa ruins, the Stadthuys and other historical buildings.
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The Saint Paul Church is the church ruins that sit on the top of the St Paul’s Hill. The hill was originally named as Malacca Hill.
It was then changed to Monti Ali Maria or Mary’s Hill after the Portuguese took over the hill.
The St Paul’s Church was originally a chapel and was known to the Portuguese in Malacca as the Chapel of Mother of God (Madre de Deus) or Our Lady of the Hill (Nossa Senhora do Oiteiro).
Saint Paul Church
Address: Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia