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This place is spiritual and so pretty. There's a hundred steps to the top and when you get to the top, you can still see the original cave where the holy statue was reported to miraculously appear. Definitely worth the stop.
Well worth a visit.
Not much to do, but the view from the top across the town and out to sea is great.
Small car park at the top, short walk up the stairs and a really very good view awaits.
The church to is...More
Ten sets of ten stairs lead to a small chapel with the legend of the founding of this chapel on the exterior to the left in both English and Portuguese. You can see the tiny grotto filled with icons where the image of Mary was...More
Note Google maps is wrong; it thinks you can get here off the highway but you have to go UNDER the highway. Use the map to self-navigate to the street that looks like it bisects the highway and you’re all set! Incredible view of Vila...More
As we were interested in hiking, we decided to make this chapel the first destination we wanted to walk to. At the end of the day we liked it very much to go up there and had a great time together during our walk.
It’s a very bumpy, narrow track / road up to the viewing point and car park below the church but worth the trip. Walking up to the beautiful little church opens out views across the island. The church itself is tiny and quaint. We had...More