Santuario da Penha
Santuario da Penha
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK5,222 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Whereas the Teleferic ride was enjoyable, and the Parque area is both interesting and attractive, the actual church is something of a disappointment.

Built in the modern style, the exterior could be described as minimalist, which is code for boringly plain. The interior follows suit with no feature that catches the eye as being particularly interesting or attractive.
Written 6 June 2023
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Naila
Baku, Azerbaijan844 contributions
Sept 2019 • Friends
While you are in Portugal, you are get used to the gothic churches with tonnes of goad. But this is something different. Built in the modern style, this hill top church hasn't got many attendees, and especially with this fact you've got that reverence feeling.
Written 12 April 2020
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Dave C
Conway, NH1,243 contributions
May 2019
After a wonderful cable car ride, a beautiful church with a commanding view of the city. I can understand why this sanctuary was built. It is a beautiful church and is small and intimate. The entire moutain top is spectacular with walking/driving trails and monuments.
Written 1 December 2019
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Sway V
Betanzos, Spain52 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
This place is a great sunset and sunrise viewing area, you will be left speechless when you see the beautiful sunset from up here. We did not enter the church but as far as I'm concern it was no charge to go inside this beautiful old church. Definitely a place to go with kids as they have awesome areas to walk around and explore.
Written 1 September 2019
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geo3
Calgary, Canada1,346 contributions
Sept 2018 • Friends
The church itself is simple but attractive, but our real reason for visiting was for the view of the city from the lookout, which is impressive. As with many other reviewers, we took the teleferico up. It's short, but fun.

Behind the church are some landscaped gardens and a picnic area obviously popular with local people, and many trails through the park area (which we did not explore).
Written 12 January 2019
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Tito T
232 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Petit and simple with not that much of history but very well integrated in the nature and the surroundings and with a very nice view over the city.
Written 10 September 2018
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FGG-DXB
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2,311 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Beautiful and cozy church on top of the mountain, in the Penha national park. Even though it is accessible by car, taking the cable car ride from town is a lot more fun. The views from the park around the church are spectacular. Bring a good zoom for the visit. A must see when in Guimaraes.
Written 30 August 2018
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,710 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
The church itself is not so impressive but the place where it was built is very special. In front of it, you have a large vertical pond. You have all the trees around it. A calm atmosphere. I could spend the whole afternoon sitting in front of it and watching the sunset. Morro da Penha should not be missed when visiting Guimaraes!
Written 9 January 2018
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jcnano
Baiona, Spain31 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
the church is at the top of Serra da Penh, a beautiful place and surroundings, with plenty of things to do around
Written 15 October 2017
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phshanks
Bristol, United Kingdom1,150 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Used the teleferica to get here. On arrival we finsihed the rest of the short climb to the terrace in front of the church. This simple terrace set off the plain church to give a sense of calm.

The views from the side of the terrace were good but because of the height & distance actually seeing into Guimaraes was difficult (long telephoe lens or binoculars.
Written 18 August 2017
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