Located on top of Penha Hill, There is a Chapel of Our Lady of Penha which was first built in 1622. The first chapel was builted by the crew and passengers of a ship which had a narrow escape from the Dutch. Later the chapel served as shrine for sailors embarking on often hazardous voyages.
The chapel today dates back to 1837 when it was completely rebuilt along with the Bishop’s Palace. The bell tower of the Church is very distinctive and can be seen anywhere from the harbor.
On one side of the large open courtyard fronting the church is a marble image of the Blessed Virgin Mary facing the border of China, as if praying for that magnificent land. At the foot of a flight of stone steps is a popular grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Along the grotto is also a nice garden with fountains, seating and children’s playground.
Every year, on the 13th of May, thousand of faithful joins the image of Our Lady of Fatima for a pilgrimage and procession.

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