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“Must-see in Ponta Delgada”

Igreja do Santo Cristo
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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Must-see in Ponta Delgada”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

One of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen, also one of the only non-active churches on the islands. Igreja do Santo Cristo is officially a museum, the entire building is a work of art, the incredible details in the display just stunning.

Visited April 2014
6 Thank Kateryna_to
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“Most Beautiful Church”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

We go Azores every year just to attend a Feast Of Senhor Santo Christo.That is main reason of many thousands of people to S.Miguel.the church is always packed to the outside.
Being in church is peacefully,serenity,Divine,and never inside meditation.The decorations with the most beautiful flowers,
There is no desire to leave the Presence of Devinity,the religious Statues,the art and history.Amazing.One should never miss.

Visited May 2014
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“Christ of the Miracles Feast”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

If you want to see faith at its highest and religious procession with pomp and circumstance, visit this island in May. The image of Christ of the Miracles gets out of its church, which is one of the smallest in the city, and goes on a procession that takes about 3 hours through the streets of the city preceded by all types of incredible people wearing colorful garb and following by the faithful carrying candles and rosaries in gratitude for miracles received in their lives. There is so much to describe in the beauty of this event that I strongly recommend that you do take the time, someday, to be there in person to see it. People visit this event from all over the world. It takes 3-4 days an there is so much going on, you will never not have something to do. While in the island, take the time to see an incredible amount of unspoiled beauty. The weather can be warm of a bit chilly, but much better than in the USA at that time. Everything is in bloom, and that is why for this Christ of the Miracle processing all the streets are covered with geometric designs of colorful flowers and greenery in geometric designs. Most of the people in the processing walk away from the middle( close to the sidewalks) so that when the image passes, it will still go over fresh flowers. It's incredible!

Visited May 2013
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