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Remote and beautiful place

This remote spot justly deserves a visit if you are exploring the area. Once you leave the small... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Andalucia, Spain
If you have a car this is a must

North Portugal guide book gave a tour of the National Park and this was a highlight. Baking hot day... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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“big church”(2 reviews)
“sanctuary”(10 reviews)
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

This remote spot justly deserves a visit if you are exploring the area. Once you leave the small village Lamas de Mouro, drive along a couple of kilometres or so until you find a crossroad. Then take the picturesque local road that will lead you...More

Thank southerntraveller49
Reviewed 10 July 2018

North Portugal guide book gave a tour of the National Park and this was a highlight. Baking hot day at 34c. Isolated away from the mass tourism, but what a joy to walk the steps and visit the cool interior of the Church. Make sure...More

Thank mcquarrievideo
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

It is as most know a national monument and a must visit. Along with the stairs there is a “holy pathway” really worth the sight

Thank Pedro D
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Beautiful Church and the steps set it off very well. When you walk up and down the steps it's worth pausing to look into each of the small chapels.

Thank Both-like-travelling
Reviewed 12 January 2018

In this very remote place in a small valley within the Nationpark of Peneda in the Northern Portugese mountains you can enjoy the calmness and a very fancy architecture of the stairways to heaven. ;D Also there is a nice waterfall behind the hotel coming...More

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Interesting Catholic Sanctuary, with a long stairs surrounded with many small chapels representing god's life.

Thank Vitor C
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Very pretty square with big church many steps or lift if required. Great views of the mountains all around. As we visited in August the waterfalls were only a trickle, easy to park. Hotel Peneda is in the main square.

Thank Vernon S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The sanctuary of “Nossa Senhora da Peneda” is dedicated to The Virgin Maria, Mother of Jesus. You can find this location when driving from Lindoso to Gaviera on the national road. You have two possibilities to visit the sanctuary, when you see it from the...More

Thank Hans G
Reviewed 7 July 2017

When we visited the sanctuary - the chapel and its staircase - late in the afternoon we virtually had the place to ourselves, and the deep quiet really enhanced our experience. The chapel looks fairly humble from the outside, so the interior is a revelation...More

Thank JElliot32
Reviewed 19 May 2017

You can park your car near the church or in the bottom of the long path with stairs. I recommended you to park near the church and wall down until you saw enough, instead of parking in the lower part and have to necessarily climb...More

Thank Tiago M
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