Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir., Melaka

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The oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia, Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir. also represents a well-preserved example of Dutch colonial architecture. The building's facade features a large white cross and the words "Christ Church Malaka" emblazoned across it in white. Walk inside this 18th-century shrine to see its simple rectangular interior with 200-year-old pews. Look up at the ceiling rising 12 m (40 ft) above you, spanned by sturdy wooden beams cut from a single tree. The tombstones incorporated into the floor belong to Portuguese and Armenian Catholics, moved there from a nearby church during the Dutch occupation. Plan your Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir. visit and explore what else you can see and do in Melaka using our Melaka visit planner.
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  • The building is very well maintained for hundreds of years. this building really symbolizes the Dutch Colonialism of Malaysia.  more »
  • Swarming with visitors and vendors and trishaws, but this is pretty much obligatory for visitors. It's also something you'll pass on the way to pretty much anything on the east side of the river, so.....  more »
  • Amazing, built by the Dutch when they took possession of Malacca from the Portuguese, it's one of Malacca’s most defining structures. Situated along Jalan Gereja (also known as Church Street) it is an instantly recognizable brick-red building with a huge white cross at the top. Sitting opposite the Stadhuys, Christ Church was built in 1753 to celebrate a century of Dutch occupation. The interior of the cathedral has 200 year-old handmade pews, decorative fanlights and plaques that honour Dutch soldiers and locals.
  • Located in Dutch Square; also known as the Red Square. It is in the heart of the touristy area so it's not hard to miss! This is an old Catholic church. Architecturally from the outside, you can see Western influence. It's one of the most photographed places on earth so if you're doing it for the gram, this is it! Entrance fee is free however there's limited information inside and the place is not in its best condition; would be nice to see it restored. It's just an okay place to visit.

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