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Address: Rua da Se, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-191, Portugal

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Nice bells and accoustics

You can hear the bells from all over the town so why not visit this lovely church? We attended Sunday mass despite not understanding a word of Portuguese. The choir was wonderful.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nancy B
charlestown, NH
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SF, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Se Cathedral is best viewed from the exterior as it's interior is less than impressive. Yes it is large but also dark with only small windows to let in natural light.

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charlestown, NH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can hear the bells from all over the town so why not visit this lovely church? We attended Sunday mass despite not understanding a word of Portuguese. The choir was wonderful.

Thank Nancy B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely visit to the Se Cathedral on Palm Sunday. The mass was in Portuguese, but was easy to follow for a non-speaker. The music was lovely, the surroundings beautiful and historic (the original building dates back to the 15th century and was repaired after the 1980 earth quake). I felt very at home here and was very glad... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Handsome bronze details, modern stations of the cross are impressive. Attached museum with religious treasures.Cult statues are interesting.

Thank BostonGCC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A "must visit" that we found rather disappointing in comparison to so many interesting and richly decorated churches of Angra.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Outstanding example of early church construction. Climb to the top for outsanding views of the Angra harbor as well. Fall weather in Angra can be outstanding

Thank jeffreywhite
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This a beautiful cathedral that was completely destroyed in a 1980 7.2 earthquake and has been wonderfully restored. The cathedral is open to visitors but please be respectful; it is still an active cathedral.

Thank ArtPhemister
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

While visiting Angra you must stroll past Se Cathedral. I did not venture inside but just strolling around the outside was nice. Beautiful building with a long history.

Thank David E
Orange County, CA
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We went into the cathedral on our first day on the island. We thought it was a little plain for being the main cathedral of the archipelago. We then found out about its history which included crumbling apart during the 1980 earthquake followed by a fire.

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church, right in the city center. Difficult to park around, i advise you to walk to this attraction.

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