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Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao

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Address: Largo Matriz, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-094, Portugal

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Beautiful and ornate church

This beautiful and ornate church is the centre of Ponta Delgada. We were there at 12 midday, and the bells rang on, and on, and on, they must have been pealing for about 15... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Linda A
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This beautiful and ornate church is the centre of Ponta Delgada. We were there at 12 midday, and the bells rang on, and on, and on, they must have been pealing for about 15 minutes. But nevertheless, this is a beautiful church and well worth visiting!

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Braga, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I couldnt stop looking and appreciating the wonderful beauty of this church, especially the stone work in the exterior! It is amazing! Never seen such beautiful church door like this one! Wow!

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Sesimbra, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is a beatiful one to visit, typical of the churches in the Azores. Worthwhile a visit while in Ponta Delgada.

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Biassono, Lombardia, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Ponta Delgada, go to visit this church. Nothing spectacular but nice place to stay for 30 minutes.

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

this is just one of many beautiful churches in the centre of this quiet but lovely town. the interior is tastefully and elegantly appointed

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A place of peace, just to sit and be, imagining all who have come to give thanks and to ask for help in these walls throughout it's years. We stayed for daily mass and it was nice to see others especially families.

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Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

In my travels I have discovered that there are many very beautiful surprises to be discovered when you visit very old churches. This one is no exception! It is right in the middle of town near the old city gates. The gates served as the entrance point to Ponta Delgada in day gone by. As in all churches there is... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This little church is very near the city gates and a short walk from the cruise terminal. It's unassuming from the outside, but inside it's beautiful. Not extremely ornate like the gothic cathedrals in Spain, but still beautiful. It's very peaceful inside without lots of tourists...and they don't allow photography inside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Both the architecture and the interior were interesting but not that exciting. However it is still a must see among the sights of Ponta Delgada. Outside is typical of local architecture. The gargoyles are allegedly of interest (or so we were told by a local) as one male gargoyle has been sneaked in amongst the other 5 female ones. The... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

It's a must see place in Ponta Delgada, very much in the character of the island and historical period of world explorers.

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