Ruínas de São Paulo (Ruins of St Paul's)

Jeremy Tambling and Louis Lo

in Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9789622099371
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207660 | DOI:
Ruínas de São Paulo (Ruins of St Paul's)

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This chapter discusses the famous Ruins of St Paul. It is situated on a hill 26 metres above sea level, and possibly represents one of the most famous baroque images. It looks at the different areas of the church, from the two-dimensional façade to the relics found in the chancel. A detailed analysis is provided for the façade, which is separated into five levels.

Keywords: Ruins of St Paul; famous baroque images; façade; relics; chancel; analysis

Chapter.  3900 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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