Christ ChurchCurrently Open
- Address: Gereja Christ, 48, Jalan Gereja, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +60-062848804
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
Christ Church - Review
Built by the Dutch when they took charge of Malacca from the Portuguese, this is one of most defining structures of Malacca. Brick-red construction with a huge white cross at the top makes it easily recognizable. It was constructed in 1753 to celebrate a century of Dutch occupation. The interior of the cathedral displays 200 year old handmade pews, decorative fanlights, plagues honouring Dutch soldiers.
The weathercock and bell was added by the British who also transformed the protestant church into an Anglican one.
Christ Church Information
- Dress modestly.
- Do not photograph without permission.
Christ Church Hours
- 3 Sunday services are held in this church (English 8.30am, Mandarin 10.30am, Malaysian 4.30pm) and at Merlimau (7pm).
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Things to Know Before Visiting Christ Church
95% of people who visit Melaka include Christ Church in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
53.89% of people start their Christ Church visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Christ Church
93.37% of people prefer walking in order to reach Christ Church
Christ Church Trips
Christ Church, Melaka Reviews
This is a beautiful church located in the heart of Malacca and is one of the major sights to see. It was founded in 1753. The service is Anglican in nature and it is known for its beautiful mural that is behind the altar of the church.
Christ Church is the red church building located in the back of the small Dutch Square in the heart of Malacca. This is the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia dating to the 18th century. As such, it is worth a few minutes of your time when visiting this part of the city center. The church is built in the classic Dutch architectural style of the colonial period and is quite attractive from the outside being well situated behind the Queen Victoria's Fountain. From these vantage points, it is well worth a few clicks of your camera before proceeding into the church. Photography is not allowed inside the church but that is ok. It is quite simple and modestly decorated once inside and after exploring for a few minutes, you'll probably be ready to head back out and enjoy the square. The Christ Church is one of several places that you can visit on the Dutch Square, including the Stadthuys and a host of small museums that run around St. Paul's Hill. Its a nice area to spend a few hours when visiting Malacca.
Unmissable landmark of Malacca just at the doorstep of Jonker Street. By nightfall, there'll be loads of trishaw riders with bright lights and loud music offering to take you on a ride. I guess it's really just harmless fun all around.
Nothing much here. Crowded during day. You have to stand in queue literally to take pictures. During day, there is food stall opposite Christ church selling watermelon juice, coconut juice and spiral potato with varieties of flavours. There is art gallery and museum nearby. Jonker street, a famosa and maritime naval museum located within walking distance. There is trishaw available here. You can drop by here even at night where it's less crowded and if you wanted to avoid hot sun.
The iconic beautiful red walled church which is the cover photo of Melaka! Every visitor to Melaka would be posing for selfies / taking photos of this well maintained church! And yes, the church is open during normal office hours, and you can go inside to view it.