Penha Hill

Penha Hill, Macau, China Phone: Not Available


Penha Hill, The most tranquil and least-visited area of the peninsula. From here you'll get excellent views of the central area of Macau. A top the hill is the Bishop's Palace built in 1837, and the Chapel of Our Lady of Penha once a place of pilgrimage for sailors.Penha Hill in Macau is often viewed as a span that spreads from the towering Gua hill and connects the near by Barra Hill on the southwest. Over looking the Praia Grande hillock, the famed hill offers the most pleasant view of Macau peninsula.Because its altitude,Penha Hill has dominated the Macao skyline for more than three centuries. It is the most featured scenery in the paintings of Macau by the renowned British artist George Chinnery.Each year on the eve of Easter festival the statue of Mary is taken from St Dominic Chapel to Penha Hill.The Macao harbor is on the western side.There are some market hotels and restaurants around Penha Hill.

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