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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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Igreja Matriz de São Sebastiao

A beautiful church, with incredible architecture and intricate small chapels. A peaceful place to stop for a few minutes in Ponta Delgada.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A beautiful church, with incredible architecture and intricate small chapels. A peaceful place to stop for a few minutes in Ponta Delgada.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a beautiful church really worth seeing. It combines the beautiful marble manueline-style portals with basalt dark stonework. Look at the unique gargoyles all around the church. The interior is very rich, mostly made of the beautiful paintings distributed in the interior. It also has a fine Portuguese baroque organ.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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18 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Reviewed 13 March 2017

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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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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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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Reviewed 16 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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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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