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Impressive church on a hill

Ribeira Grande lends itself to very pleasant city walks. The church is one of main attractions and... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
New Jersey
Nice day trip from Ponta Delgada

Lovely town on the other side of the island. Church has a nice view of the town from the top steps... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2018
Steve Allen F
Lake Forest, United States
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5 Sep 2018
“Impressive church on a hill”
18 May 2018
“Nice day trip from Ponta Delgada”
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Largo Gaspar Frutuoso, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel 9600-513, Portugal
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

Ribeira Grande lends itself to very pleasant city walks. The church is one of main attractions and stops during such a walk. It is located on a hill with the monument of Dr Gaspar Fructuosa in front of it. He was a Portuguese priest and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Lovely town on the other side of the island. Church has a nice view of the town from the top steps. the island is the best keep secret in the Atlantic Ocean.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Steve Allen F
Reviewed May 13, 2018

I was not able to get inside, and there were no hours posted, so not sure when they are open. From the outside the building is amazing, the architecture is beautiful. I would like to come back and see the inside.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dgbg100106
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Although we couldn’t get in, the church itself is quite beautiful up many steps to give you a good view of the town. The square below, off the towns main square has several cafes.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

For me this is a gem of Ribeira Grande. Nice interior, beaitiful architecture and gorgeous view of the city. The church founded on June 4, 1507 - two months before the village was elevated to the village. The works finished in 1517.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank duhoz
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Everywhere I travel I need to stop to visit every church I find and I just stay there for a while, observing every detail, light and specific characteristics of each church! The Igreja Matriz of Ribeira Grande was one of those churches! Beautiful and peaceful!...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank musicanaalma
Reviewed March 9, 2017

This Church is absolutely beautiful. The architecture is absolutely amazing! You have to go to this church! GORGEOUS

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank CatarinaCip
Reviewed November 19, 2016

We visited here briefly on our tour from the Carnival legend. It is a nice church but the view from the top of the steps at the church is fantastic.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank RandyRoss
Reviewed October 27, 2016

This little spot in the Ribeira Grande town centre is one of them moments when you don't expect much, but then you reach the point, look around and just want to cry - so beautiful, picture-perfect and unbelievably gorgeous it is!... I've taken some of...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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October 5, 2018|
Response from podrozniczka60 | Reviewed this property |
We visited this church on our own while exploring the town. You really do not necessarily need a guided tour. From the main square you turn right and chances are the church will be visible. It is located on a hill with many... More