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Nice Small Museum

We very much enjoyed this small well organized museum of Horta. The topics ranged from pianos and... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2018
Austin, Texas
worth the visit

This is a cute little museum in Horta with interesting exhibits on the history of communication and... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Mike R
Lisbon, Portugal
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Palacio do Colegio | Largo Duque de Avila Bolama, Horta, Faial Island 9900-141, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You won't believe the wonderful pieces in glass cases are actually made of the pith inside the twigs and branches of the fig tree. The work is so intricate and detail so exact that it is impossible to find a seam where the slices of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I found it an excellent museum. Every room deals with a different aspect of the Faial history and I learned that Faial has been part of some remarkable events. The first seaplane Atlantic flight had a stop in Horta, now in 2019 exactly 100 years...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

In the ancient Jesuit College pay a visit to learn about AZORES islands history! From the pirates to the whales fisherman and the first transatlantic câble like the first seeplanes from Pan American, you will learn and enjoy a fantastic moment ...

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

We very much enjoyed this small well organized museum of Horta. The topics ranged from pianos and paintings to crossing the Atlantic in airplanes in the early 1900’s to telegraph communications. The visit can be made in an hour and the fee of 2 Euro...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

This is a cute little museum in Horta with interesting exhibits on the history of communication and air transportation related to the island (it played a more important role in early transatlantic transportation than I realized!), religious paintings, and some fascinating "sculptures" made of fig...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Not a huge museum, but has some interesting info on the transatlantic cable, communication and displays on aviation. There's also some amazing sculptures of boats and planes made out of fig tree kernels. The ladies at the front were super nice and if you like...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

The museum is part of the large Jesuitical complex and houses a large variety of items. Most striking are the sculptures made of fig tree kernel and Horta as the centre of aviation and telecommunication in the Atlantic. Free entry on Sundays.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

The museum was open on a Sunday (very important as most shops and museums are closed on Faial on Sunday). It was also free on the Sunday!! There was a room of paper art - an artist cut intricate patterns into fine paper.The art was...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

amazing history beautiful art if you are lucky enough to talk to Joana, the person in charge of restoring the peaces you will get an amazing insight on how the restoring processe is done, very sweet and charming!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Brum V
Reviewed September 5, 2017

We visited the museum quickly during the afternoon. The collection of antiques from the comunication cable period was quite interesting.

Date of experience: August 2017
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