A Post on our Blog is mentioned on a booklet for tourists in Macau.
Ruins of St. Paul’s
The Ruins of St. Paul’s refers to the ruins of a 16th-century complex in Macau including of what was originally St. Paul’s College and the Cathedral of St. Paul also known as “Mater Dei”, Built from 1602 to 1640 by the Jesuits, the cathedral was one of the largest Catholic churches in Asia at the time, and the royalty of Europe vied with each other to bestow upon the cathedral the best gifts. With the decline in importance of Macau, which was overtaken as the main port for the Pearl River Delta by Hong Kong, the cathedral’s fortunes similarly ebbed, and it was destroyed by a fire during a typhoon on the 26 January 1835. The Fortaleza do Monte overlooks the ruin. According to historian, Angelo Paratico the façade may have been inspired by a sketch of Leonardo da Vinci.
(Here is their link: http://macau.country/2015/02/04/ruins-of-st-pauls/).
This hypothesis was first put forward on this blog, B39 and here is our link: