Friday, February 10, 2012


I had to research a bit to discover the name of this chapel in Macau. This the Chapel of Our Lady of Penha, first built in 1622t on top Colina da Penha or Penha Hill, also known as Bishop Hill because of the bishop Residence.

CN-510169, sent by Danbo.

The first chapel was erected by the crew and passengers of a ship which had a narrow escape from the Dutch.

Later the chapel served as shrine for sailors embarking on often hazardous voyages.

The chapel today dates back to 1837 when it was completely rebuilt along with the Bishop's Palace.

The bell tower of the Church is very distinctive and can be seen anywhere from the harbor.

On one side of the large open courtyard fronting the church is a marble image of the Blessed Virgin Mary facing the border of China. - in:

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