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Nucleo de Santa Barbara do Museu Carlos Machado

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Address: Rua Doutor Carlos Machado | Junto ao Jardim Antero de Quental, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-105, Portugal
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Religious Art Musuem attached to prior Franciscian Church

Currently free because all of the church and most of the gallery are off limits during renovation. However, it may still be worth a quick visit while walking by since they do let... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 May 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I got the feeling that something's wrong with the museum! Although it has been renovated, the exhibition is somewhat confusing. It lacks many things, some of them fundamental. It lacks maps, information and a correct display of the pieces. Without maps you feel lost in this space and with no sense of which circuit you should take, and most of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is newly opened. It combines a display of convent life with a naturalist display of birds and aquatic life. Certainly worth the €2 entry fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Discovered this museum by accident, but is well worth a visit - the paintings and sculptures are amazing.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Typical buildings in Ponta Delgada, with very limited exhibitions in both the museum and in the chapel.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

The chapel itself is beautiful, but the museum holdings are slim. The largest exhibit is the sculptures of Ernesto Canto da Maya. But DO see the chapel at the Museum of Sacred Art nearby.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

There are 2 sections to this museum: one in an old church, and the other a few blocks away. In the main museum you need to pay 2 EUR to enter, but the collection is pretty impressive. In the other museum it's free and there is a smaller collection of mainly modern art.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

Currently free because all of the church and most of the gallery are off limits during renovation. However, it may still be worth a quick visit while walking by since they do let you peek your head into the doorway of the church. Watching how the workmen are on scaffolds, removing and protecting the stonework and artifacts is something you... More 

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