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Our Lady of Penha

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Address: Penha Hill, Macau, China
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7:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:30 pm

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Interesting Church - well worth a visit

Our Lady of Penha, is a splendid church who's forecourt offers spectacular views of Macau, including the Macau Tower, Sai Van Lake and the bridges. It is a favourite for wedding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nigel G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Lady of Penha, is a splendid church who's forecourt offers spectacular views of Macau, including the Macau Tower, Sai Van Lake and the bridges. It is a favourite for wedding photography which in ongoing most days. The interior of the church is beautiful, and serenity and peace are evident. The stained glass window above the altar dedicated to God... More 

Thank Nigel G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice lookout point towards Macao Tower and Taipa. Lovely chapel with nice gardens. Set at least 30min. Peaceful and a bit off the beaten track thru a nice neighbourhood.

Thank EccentricDrill
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Great place to see all of Macau...if it's not too smoggy...nice and quiet not too touristy...a couple of wedding parties taking photos......hard walk up but a nice walk down

Thank Mathew M
Northern Cal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

It is located on top of a hill in a very wealthy neighborhood, so be ready for a nice strenuous walk up some steep streets with some expensive parked cars. The church is nice, but the views of the city is what makes the trek worthwhile; it may be the best free natural view of the city from a hill... More 

Thank sactokw
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Our Lady of Penha is a small church / cloister on top of Penha Hill. It can be a little hard to reach (a 15min walk up the hill) but the view is very good. You can see past Macau Tower, see the harbour and a big part of downtown. The surrounding is very quiet and thus popular as a... More 

Thank Pepijn S
Macau, China
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

This beautiful church also happens to be part of the Cistercian Monastery for Nuns in Macau. The Cistercians follow many of the Benedictine's rites, including using Gregorian Chants as their daily prayers which are every three hours. On Sunday they also have a 9:30 mass which is worth the experience. Attendees are visitors and will participate of the mass in... More 

Thank Robert B
Hong Kong, China
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144 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were there in long past. It is located at some high level that you can see the macau from height. You can see many people taking wedding photos there. Let you taste sweet with your beloved.

Thank Moaimoaimoai
Singapore, Singapore
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88 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

First thing first: this church is at the TOP of a hill, and so please be prepared to work those leg muscles if you're on a walking tour like me as I wanted to experience Macau on foot rather than taking transport. You may be questioning yourself where the church is as you walk up the steep roads but the... More 

Thank SporeArduino
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

One of the best historic sites to visit when in Macau. Lots of history. Take a one day tour when there.

Thank Ashutosh M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Nice little hill tucked away within the Elite Rich residences... only private cars can access this.... good viewing spot of the rest of the city.....

Thank Ali M

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