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We had little time to be able to visit the 3 sites of the museum and so we chose to go only to the Santo André site. The building was the Clarissas convent of Saint Andrew dating back to the XVI century. The museum starts...More
It was an overcast morning, so my friend and I decided to check out Carlos Machado, which was free on a Sunday. The setting was lovely (an old 16th century convent), and it was an eclectic mix of brief Azorean geographical/political/religious history, artifacts, art and...More
The Carlos Machado Museum has mixed collections of zoology, minerals, history, religious art, and so on. It is arranged in the annexes of an old monastery not far from the town hall; I was very pleasantly impressed by this museum in such a small town....More
This is a really cool museum with some temporary exhibits, as well as the old convent. Save some money and buy the 5 Euro ticket for all three museums (the main museum, the nucleo of santa barbera which has some more modern exhibits, and sacred...More
The museum has just reopened and is set in a convent dedicated to St.Andrew. Half the site relates to the nuns and chapel with the rest relates to Natural History covering a myriad of stuffed whales,dolphins and sharks plus birds,owls,monkeys and other mammals even a...More
Though this is a small collection, it is very good and has some of the most unique pieces I have seen. The architecture of the building is very interesting by itself. The wood carved altar is exquisite.
The woodcarvings at The Alter are the most elaborate that I have ever seen. This Museum costs 2e per person and is well worth the price. Besides the alter there is an art collection very nicely displayed in side gallery. Art from 17th & 18th...More
Museu Carlos Machado ($E2) in Capelas. Whole rooms of bygone (barber’s, cobbler, photo store, etc.) Dioramas of religious festivals of various villages. Wonderful craft displays (flowers made from onion and garlic skins, fig piths, fish scales).