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Our Lady of Penha, Macau

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#9 of 45 in Historic Sites in Macau
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Our Lady of Penha and many more Macau attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Macau itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Walking up the hill in the heat of a summers days is perhaps not best time to go, but even without the church the view was worth the effort. At time of my visit a group of nuns were singing inside whi...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Not only do you get to visit a beautiful Church and get a history lesson, the courtyard offers breathtaking views of Macau from a nice hilltop vista. There is a good reason couples come here for photo...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    I'm a local student and this was the first time visiting this church since I had to find it first... twas kinda difficult. I was always curious whenever I look up and saw that church up on the hill. S...  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    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)
  • May 29, 2017
    Situated on a small hill with a panoramic view overlooking the nam van lake. Opening hour of the church on the day of visit is quite late almost 1130am.
  • March 31, 2017
    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.
  • May 28, 2017
    Good sightseeing Small and beautiful Catholic Church! Sunday mass time is 9:15, English mass!
  • March 5, 2017
    A Catholic church for the Bishop and now being run by the Trappist nuns. Beautiful view to the south, west and the Guia so we can enjoy the sunset there or the A-Ma Temple.

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