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Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao

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Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao

299 Reviews
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Largo Matriz, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-094 Portugal
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Eastern São Miguel boasts unique landscapes and attractions, but ticking them all off can be difficult. Travel with ease to these remote locations on a full-day tour from Ponta Delgada. Visit Nossa Senhora da Paz, Furnas Lake, Vila Franca do Campo, Pico do Ferro viewpoint, and Ribeira dos Caldeirões. Enjoy a “cozido” lunch and relax at natural wonders with a small group. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Vadim wrote a review Dec. 2020
Murmansk, Russia19,775 contributions2,481 helpful votes
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We must pay tribute to the Portuguese -they sincerely love San Sebastian. The image of the head of the Praetorian guard of the Emperor Diocletian excited most artists who wrote on biblical themes from Botticelli and Titian to Salvador Dali. There are at least four churches dedicated to him even in the Azores, Pico,Terceira,and San Miguel as many as two. Maybe the people of Ponta Delgada chose a Roman General as the patron Saint of the city for his steadfastness. After all, he survived according to legend, even when shot with arrows. The Church itself was built between 1531 and 1547 in honor of the end of the plague. As often happens, it is a mix of styles-Gothic, Baroque and Portuguese manuelino. The reason for the mixture of styles is in permanent reconstructions, for example, the clock was installed at the end of the XIX century.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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SteveP wrote a review Nov. 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
... and so is the inside. Definitely worth poking your nose in if you are admiring the outside from the cafe opposite.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ays Espiritu wrote a review Jun. 2020
Bonn, Germany390 contributions108 helpful votes
It is the church at the center of the city near the city gates. It also has the typical architecture of the churches in Azores with a touch of Manueline-style especially on its doors. I went in in the morning and it was a bit dark. Quite interesting still! I recommend to visit the area at night as the church is lighted and very pretty.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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ROCruiser wrote a review Mar. 2020
Claremont, California4,537 contributions451 helpful votes
You won't miss this when visiting Ponta Delgada since the church stands right next to the city gates. I suggest going there at night if at all possible for a very different feel of the church. Very impressive!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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allanriley9 wrote a review Nov. 2019
Mandurah, Australia776 contributions206 helpful votes
Yet another old church which is still active and allows open door access to visitors. Although it is only small compared to others in the city, it has lovely altar decorations and 4 lovely big old oil paintings on display depicting scenes of Jesus. A real find for a short visit!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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