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Our Lady of Penha

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Address: Penha Hill, Macau, China
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Small non-touristy Church with scenic views of Macau Tower.

If you plan to be in the area near Lilau Square to see Mandarin's House or St. Lawrence's Church, it is possible to squeeze in the Penha Hills on your visit (in fact you could... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you plan to be in the area near Lilau Square to see Mandarin's House or St. Lawrence's Church, it is possible to squeeze in the Penha Hills on your visit (in fact you could also add A-Ma temple and Moorish Barracks too if you are ambitious— it is walkable — but a bit tiring in the heat). Although the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Cool old church--it is very plain inside but pretty, and has a great view. The flower gardens below are also very pretty.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Our Lady of Penha Church is a modest church and has a rather simple interior and exterior, making it a lower priority visit for those interested in seeing more attractive churches in Macau or those which are included in the Macau World Heritage collection. However, visits to the church can be enjoyable as it is perched upon a hill, providing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Actually did not enter the church as the doors are closed. The church was on top of a hill and therefore, offers great views of macau. Lots of photos opportunities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

You will see the fantastic view from the church, Don't miss. As the church located on the hill, You have to walk up the hill, It's of course tried but the view you will get is worth, I recommend everyone to visit here but I guest it's not good for family with a baby or children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Confession: We had a complete tour of this Macau attraction a decade ago, but on this trip had to settle for an exterior look at it due to a road closure that prevented our tour from getting all the way up to it. Having said that: The current chapel is an 1837 reconstruction of a 1622 structure that was again... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Getting to the church requires bit of a climb but it is totally worth it. The chapels in Macau are not as grand as the ones in Europe but are worth the visit once you are in the city. Also it is located at a 20 min. walk from the Senado Square so you can visit it. The church is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Amidst the hustle and bustle of just outside the doorway, once you step in this place it js pin drop silence, well if only those pesky photographer would turn off their focusing tone on their phone as some people were praying inside. Such disrespect. Sit down and admire the beautiful preservation of this place. Amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This church must be blessed as we can see many newly married couples coming for photos shooting session in the compound of the Church which is located on top of a hill on the west side of Macau, it is a bit of a challenging walk if come by foot, but it is worth the climbing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This church must be blessed as we can see many newly wed coming for photos shooting session in the compound of the Church. 西望洋主教堂 is located on top of a hill on the west side of Macau, it is a bit of a challenging walk if come by foot, but it is worth the climbing. The magnificent view of the... More 

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