Capela de Sao Pedro, Fernando de Noronha

#11 of 90 in Historic Sites in State of Pernambuco
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
See the vast expanse of water below Capela de Sao Pedro, a cliff top chapel at the foot of a mountain. Tiny, simple, and isolated on the top of a hill overlooking the ocean, this no-frills church has a large cross erected next to it and offers superb views of the sea. Built in the 1930s by the French, the structure includes carved wooden entrance doors and a bell in the front facade. Due to the scenery, many opt to have their wedding here. On Saint Peter's Day (July 29), a procession from the nearby town comes to the top of the hill for an outdoor mass celebrating the protector of fishermen. Make Capela de Sao Pedro a part of your Fernando de Noronha vacation plans using our Fernando de Noronha online tour planner.
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  • Not far from Porto do Santo Antonio is the very small and usually closed chapel of Sao Pedro dos Pescadores, dedicated to the catholic patron saint of sailors (for the Greek orthodox it is Saint...  more »
  • This is a great place to see part of the island from the top, enjoy sharks on the coast below and walk along the meadows around the Capela.  more »
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