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Vila de Sao Sebastiao, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-627, Portugal
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

It is another simple church on a nice village. If you are near take some time to visit it. Also take a look at the Imperio on the other side of the street.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Cristina_Hugo
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Church of São Sebastião is located in the charming village of São Sebastião. It is oldest church on the island. Like almost all buildings it is built from black volcanic rock with some coating, take a step inside where you’ll find the walls adorned with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank bengal Y
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Located in a very quiet village, far away from the tourists. Fascinating discovery of frescoes under a thick layer of concrete and restoration of these images. Recommended if you are in the area.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PeterD218
Reviewed 18 April 2018

In 1980 the island had an earthquake that measure 7.6. 75% of the homes on the island were damaged or destroyed. The church of St. Sebastian was the only church left unscathed by the earthquake thus earning it the title "The Miracle Church". They also...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This church is a must visit place, just off the main square, easy to find. The interior decoration of the main alter is so beautiful and the side alters also deserve a mention as they too are outstanding. Part of the church was destroyed in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank tugflorida
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Each church in each little village is fantastic to explore. Always free parking and interesting to wander around.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank hallidaysa
Reviewed 13 October 2017

A very historical church with old wall paintings - beautiful both from the inside and outside. Located in the village of Sao Sebastiao where also a walking trail along the coast and passing around some old fortresses starts.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Petra Č
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Another church with so much history! Terceira has a church in every corner. Each one more beautiful then the other. Want some spiritual guidance? go to Terceira. This church in particular was one of the first built on the Island. A must visit.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Cristina A
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This church has alot of character and spirituality in it and is located across the street from one of many island empires or "imperios" as the locals call them (which are the little chapels scattered around the island). It is interesting to see the ongoing...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank SavvyTravvies
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The church has some lovely gothic vaulting and a partly preserved old mural painting. Also a beautiful portal at the main entrance. Almost opposite you can see one of the most interesting imperios.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Marie B
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