Beautifiul view of the whole bay of Villa Franco. Take the Rue de Paz from the central scare of the city to find it. Church itself is closed but the view is worth going
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Particularly nice setting - when the site plants bloom: hydrangeas in Summer and aloes in November/December - sunrise and sunset in winter, when the sun rises and sets over the ocean. View is magnificent as long as you keep "progress" out of it: "industrial park",...More
On a clear day you may be able to see Santa Maria. Worth taking the stairs to the top. Bring your camera for the stunning views.
We visited on an afternoon when it was closed. Nonetheless The view from the hill top was gorgeous. The town of Vila Franca do Campo below and the ocean beyond was just beautiful!
Grat place to visit. Adn from there, you'll have a very well view of the village of Vila Franca do Campo. Beatiful the stairs (100 steps) to ramp to go the sanctuary.
Part of Furnas day trip. Steps featured certain stations of the cross on the way to a cute chapel at the top. Wonderful views of the Franco island and its cliffs were a fitting reward.
The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Peace stands proudly overlooking the beautiful Vila Franca do Campo, once the capital of the magnificent island of São Miguel. The current temple dates from the eighteenth century, and will have been built on a previous one probably dating...More