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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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“Spiritual experience on a privileged location"

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert B
Macau, China

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Macau, China
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Hong Kong, China
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

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
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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 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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21 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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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
Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A quiet getaway from the busy streets and casinos... You are able to get a good view of Macao from this spot.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A great spot to go to to get a overview of Macau and some photos. Bit of a steep walk from the carpark, but have done worse! It was very quiet with few tourists when we went.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Cool Church, we had to visit this place since this is the only catholic church near senado square. impressive architecture, open to the public with guards securing the church. Small entrance, traditional pews. You cant miss it enroute to St Pauls Ruins, near bossini shop

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

In the chapel courtyard under the marble statue of Our Lady of Lourdes, we had a panoramic view of Macau, the inner harbor and the bridges to Taipa. The stairs lead down to a picturesque grotto. The courtyard and the grotto are open daily from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. but the chapel closes at 4:30 p.m. If you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you are on a budget and does not want to pay extra to go up the Macau Tower, might as well go here in Penha as this is located on top of a hill making it a perfect viewing deck overlooking Macau peninsula and Taipa.

Thank Jason B

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