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Vila de Sao Sebastiao, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite of all the Imperios on the island. (There are 72 in total). Whenever we came across one we stopped and took a look / photographs.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JLemieux88
Reviewed 15 May 2018

This is one of the best Imperios (do Espirito Santo) that you can find all over the island. It is in front of the church.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Cristina_Hugo
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

The imperios on Terceira are rivals in a beauty contest. This one in particular is a thing of sheer beauty, just opposite the main church.

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

There are so many chapels dedicated to the Holy Spirit on the island it's hard to remember which is which. But they are all painted beautifully and well worth a peak.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is authentic and beautiful inside and out. Its unique and really worthy of your time. We all thought it was gorgeous and worth the tour!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank beth190
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I found the architecture of this building very interesting, with a lot of ornaments and colorful paintings. Situated in the village of Sao Sebastiao it is perfect to see it while also checking out the church and maybe taking the walking trail (cca. 3 hours)...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Petra Č
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This Imperio is unique and holds its own stories and history. It has beautiful colors and is great for photo taking, one should see all the Imperios of the island to see the diversity.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JenniferFreitas
Reviewed 8 January 2017

There are Imperios all over the island, near churches, but this is one of the few you can actually visit with an appointment or see through the windows, which are not covered with curtains. Imperios are an interesting part of the culture of the Azores!

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank kmaria1202
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This little sanctuary next to a square was very cozy, at the same time inspiring and beautiful. The statue of Jesus and the decorations must have been done with a lot of pride.

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

We were able to go inside this Empire and each one is a shrine that is open during the festival season and a local is designated as the caretaker for the year.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank SavvyTravvies
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