St Pedro's Church
The largest church in Peniche, the Igreja de São Pedro (Church of Saint Peter) sits at the heart of the historic town centre. It dates back to the late 1500s, a similar period to the fortress home of the Museu Municipal de Peniche.
Unlike many of the other baroque churches in Peniche, the Igreja de São Pedro has a relatively plain exterior. But step beyond this solid façade and you'll be greeted with the full glory of intricate wood carving and delicate gold gilt work. In addition to the main altar that honours Saint Peter of Alcántara, there are also side chapels which are dedicated to Our Lady of the Safe Voyage (Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem) and Our Lord of the Good End (Senhor do Bonfim). Both provide a fitting place to pray in a community that continues to make its living from the sea.