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Reviewed April 22, 2019
Horta, Portugal
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Reviewed August 25, 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

To understand more about Azorean islands history just go there and spend time meditating in this secular Jesuit retreat you will come out different even if like me being agnostic...

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

A visit inside on business shows just how this should be done - very organised with a ticket system for visitors... you get a number and category depending on what you are there for - taxes, water bill, planning permission, immigration... brilliant. But for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

The church was damaged during the 1998 earthquake but has been restored. It is open for Masses throughout the week and weekends.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maura J
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

The most striking feature of the church is the collection of family crests on the ceiling above the altar. Originally the first church on the island, rebuilt in the 19th century as a neo-classical church.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PeterD218
Reviewed December 9, 2017

This was our first time to visit Portugal and to see this church was something special. We always enjoy visiting the Catholic churches in the different countries we visit and this was certainly a reward to visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Richard F
Reviewed May 12, 2017

This church has several reasons for interest. As I understand, It lies in the area where the Portuguese first settled in the 15th century, and is the first church built on the island of Faial. Half-ruined, it was rebuilt in 1675; And again the 1998...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Brun066
Reviewed January 28, 2017

My wife and I visited the Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Angustias in Horta , Portugal on our cruise in November. My wife is Catholic and loves to visit all of these Shockingly Beautiful churches when we travel. The church on the Faial Island in...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

You don't want to miss seeing the family crests painted on the ceiling of this church. Words can't describe how I felt seeing my family name next to one of them.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

I was in shock to see the state of dis repairs that not only this church, but all on the churches in the town of Horta. Walls and ceilings caving in, exteriors in desperate need of paint, such was their state that one church was...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Gregg R
Reviewed July 6, 2016

This 17th century church is located towards the city's Porto Pim beach. Whilst it (and many of the other churches) is very impressive from the outside; the interior is relatively simple. There is, however, an interesting nativity scene which my be of interest.

Date of experience: July 2016
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