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Museu Casa do Arcano

Rua Joao D'Horta | Matriz, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel 9600-561, Portugal
+351 296 473 339
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nice to discover

A museum where they explain to you a bit more than usual! you have a video explaining the life of... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2018
Fred862014
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Toulon, France
Amazing workmanship

These tiny figures of bread dough and local materials are impressive. Unfortunately the display... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2016
DOCBABE_SCOUT
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Rua Joao D'Horta | Matriz, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel 9600-561, Portugal
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

A museum where they explain to you a bit more than usual! you have a video explaining the life of the nun who built the collection!! impressive collection of small figurines explaining the bible

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Reviewed October 10, 2016

These tiny figures of bread dough and local materials are impressive. Unfortunately the display behind glass and without interior lighting hamped complete enjoying.

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Reviewed July 6, 2016

This astonishing collection of biblical scenes is something I have never seen before. On the wall hangs a list of all the materials madre Margarida used. With simple things like wood, cotton, glass she was able to create fascinating figurines, which all wear different clothes...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2016

First time we arrived, museum was closed. Second time, it was closed but a sign said "Opening at 13:30". We came back at 13:30 and only JUST as we had given up at 13:50, someone showed up (without the keys). A few minutes later it...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2016

The museum is located in the home of the nun who created the tiny figures and Biblical scenes in the 19th century. While the exhibit is small, it is a marvel, and the story of her life, as depicted in a short video and told...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2015

This museum is a little difficult to find, the Trip Advisor map has only an approximate location. There is only one reason to come here and that is the incredible collection of figurines made by Madre Margarida. After an introductory video (which is only slightly...More

2  Thank Joshua S
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Reviewed April 5, 2015

Sister Madre Margarida do Apocalipe was a nun at the local convert before it was dissolved in the XIX. See entered the convert as she was the seventh daughter in a large family and there was no money left for a dowry. After the dissolution...More

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