Nossa Senhora da Paz
Nossa Senhora da Paz
4.5
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Jorge A
Faro, Portugal466 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Peace stands proudly overlooking the beautiful Vila Franca do Campo, once the capital of the magnificent island of São Miguel.
The current temple dates from the eighteenth century, and will have been built on a previous one probably dating from the sixteenth century, erected by the population in honor of the Virgin.
A temple of great beauty, it is one of the most famous monuments of the region, even for the great landscape that can be seen here, constituting this Mount of Our Lady of Peace one of the most privileged viewpoints of the Village and the surrounding landscape.
Written 10 November 2016
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Michelle T
New York City, NY656 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
From the parking lot, you get this amazing view of the city of Villa Franca do Campo. From the top of the stairs to the church, you get an even more amazing view. The sea looks endless!

The walk to the top isn't hard and can be done leisurely, as the steps are paved. The church is surrounded by fields of green and so many flowers.

The church is a working church, so there are bathrooms available at the top as well.
Written 14 October 2019
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411leah
Brampton, Ontario16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
Lots of stairs, but view from top is breathtaking. A must if in Vila Franco. Church was not open when we were there.
Written 4 November 2016
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Mark_Dornoch
Dornoch, UK1,479 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
A little hard to find. If in doubt keep driving uphill! Stunning views of Vila Franca do Campo (the former capital of Sao Miguel) and the surrounding fruit plantations (pineapple, banana and orchards). It is a peaceful place and it certainly lives up to its name.

Great collection of hydrangeas here too.

Worth a visit on the way to Furnas from Ponta Delgada.
Written 18 December 2014
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Thomas M
Littleton, NH5,082 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
I had seen pictures of this church and really wanted to visit it. Our tour guide accommodated us (it wasn’t on a prescribed route). I hadn’t realized that it was a bit off of the normal path, but it does get its share of visitors. It is a small but beautiful chapel. The church’s most attractive features are the stairs going up. There are 10 each representing the 5 Joyful and the 5 sorrowful mysteries of the rosary. And then, the view from the chapel is a wow! We were very thankful that our guide was so helpful.
Written 24 November 2019
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Kendal, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Amazing views from here once you have paid your respects at the church. If you like cats buy a bag of treats and take them up here with you as there are a bunch of poor skinny moggys that will appreciate it.
Written 14 October 2019
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Lisa C
Boston, MA77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We took a bus from Ponta Delgada to Villa Franca to visit Sr. Da Paz. Once we got there, I wanted to take a taxi to the top but my husband said "let's walk!" My daughter and I looked at each other... said a prayer, and off we went.

We three are not in the most physical of shape, but it was an amazing pilgrimage to the top. My daughter joked the whole way about Jesus waiting for us at the top, as we were dying with each turn and level of incline!!!

We stopped several times to catch our breath and rest our backs (we were carrying backpacks with water and snacks). The views along the way were amazing. It took us little over an hour to walk/climb/crawl/push each other up the road, but we did it and were all the better for it!

The walk down, was just as amazing!!! it took only 30 mins to come back down! Look at every flower and every tree you can.

If you can walk up Rua da Paz, I suggest you do it! It will change your life!!

Enjoy!
Written 20 September 2019
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Carol B
Marietta, GA181 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
A stop on our Green Visions tour of the island. It was a foggy morning but worth the climb (good exercise after 7 days at sea on Celebrity Reflection). The tiles depicting religious events are pretty and are a good excuse to stop along the climbb😉. Since I was the only one in our group of 7 I didn’t stay long. Church is small but charming, more like a chapel. I’m sure a wonderful view on a clear day, but I only had fog😢.
Written 9 June 2019
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Jorge_Morais
Porto, Portugal23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
The view form this sanctuary is impressive and very beautifull. You have a great view of the Vila Franca do Campo city and its Islet.
Written 6 April 2019
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bengal Y
Toronto, Canada721 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This is such a beautiful church. The views are amazing. Make sure to go all the way to the top so you do not miss out on the beauty.
Well worth a visit, even if a bit hard to find. Google maps hasn't placed the directions well yet, but they'll get you close and then you can ask in town.
Written 25 September 2018
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