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Our Lady of Penha

Address: Penha Hill, Macau, China
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Ranked #18 of 169 Attractions in Macau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:30 pm

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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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Singapore
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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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BKK
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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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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373 attraction reviews
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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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New Delhi, India
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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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Kathmandu, Nepal
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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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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I loved getting to see the Portuguese influence on the city. Th.is particular building was a little out of the way but worth the walk

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Although it took us some time to find it, we were glad we did. This small and rather humble church is not particularly impressive, yet we found the visit inside very satisfying. For us (and for the locals) it was a break from the sweltering heat outside.

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