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Our Lady of Penha, Macau

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Standing on top of a hill overlooking the city, Our Lady of Penha offers excellent views and a bit of respite from the busy streets and casinos. Relax on a bench in front of the church, and take in the panoramic view of Macau Tower, the city skyline and the harbor. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the small, quaint church, dedicated to the protector of sailors and navigators. Take a walk and explore the exterior and garden, admire the city from different viewpoints, or have a drink at the small cafe nearby. Put Our Lady of Penha and other Macau attractions into our Macau vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Nice place to view the tower, however not very easy to find & you will face some steep slopes before reaching.  more »
  • The location of the Church is located in the region of Taipa (near the culinary Centre of rua do cunha). The Church is sekomplek with the Taipa House Museum, Historical museum of taipa & Coloane. I don't know if it could get into the Church, because I visited when the Christmas holidays. Its location is on top of a hill, so we need to go up the stairs, and could see views of the city. In addition, there is also a photo spot in the garden flowers.
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  • Climbing up the hill is a pain, but once up there the view is astonishing. The little chapel right atop a hill gives a panoramic view of the entire Macau.  more »
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  • Excellent view there. The church is historic and greatly crafted. Closed at 5:30pm.
  • Constructed in 1622 by Augustinians and then in 1834 when they were expelled. Church was reconstructed in 1837 and then rebuilt in 1935. In the old days, the chapel served as a pilgrimage site for Catholic sailors who embarked for a dangerous voyage. In front of the chapel stands a statue of Our Lady Lourdes and at the steps of the hillside staircase exists the picturesque grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Provide protection to seamen and fishermen)
  • Lovely old church in the hill of Penha. We came here by accidental find, managed to go inside and got locked in... One of the lovely nun helped us out of the church with some historical story on the building...
  • Located on a hill Lovely place for wedding photoshoots Must visit
  • Penha Church, is a small church pray to the patron saint of seafarers. There is a marble sculpture of the Madonna. Overlooking the half island of Macau, beautiful environment. Bishop hill next to the Chapel, built in 1622 in the Fort, Palace of simple, trails weave, used for mass prayers in Portuguese soldiers. Around 1892, demolished the old Castle and to gradually extend the Chapel, rebuilt in 1835 to become today the grand scale. Church building Tower Gatehouse as the mainstay, triangle standing on the roof of the Virgin Mary statue, right as the Bell Tower of the Church, belfry towering, very solemn.

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