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Sao Miguel - Acores | Vila Franca Do Campo, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Vila Franca Do Campo, but didn't make it up to this church until our last day. You get a great view of the Island off this small town.

Thank CottageGuy1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank Rose38X
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Jon G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Deborah T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Jess_8032
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a drive up to see this lovely church set on the hill side just out of Vila Franco do Campo, the views were stunning from every direction you looked.

Thank goodtoknow42
Reviewed 11 July 2018

A fantastic one-of-a-kind chapel with a great view of Vila Franca do Campo and the surrounding area. One of my favorite visits on the island.

Thank BLNC73
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank SergAdvisor
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Difficult to find your way up to this gem... Don't give up. Look for directional signs in the town below.

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank fmck49
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