The Pedra da Audiência is a unique monument of Portuguese civil architecture. Consisting of a table and three benches, all made of granite, it was used as an outdoor court for many trials presided over by an ordinary judge. This small court (...)
Church of São MateusThe Church of São Mateus was first erected in the 16th century and then rebuilt in the 19th century.The interior includes gilded woodwork in the main chapel and lateral altars. Other notable features include the 16th century (...)
Church of Nossa Senhora da ConceiçãoThe Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição was built in the 18th century and pertained to a former Franciscan convent.With a Church Porch and cornices made of black lava, it has a fine nave decorated with gilded (...)
Parish Church of Santa CruzFounded in 1456 by the first recipient captain, Jácome de Bruges, the Parish Church of Santa Cruz was only completed in 1517.Notwithstanding reformulation works in the 19th century, the Church still preserves vestiges of (...)
Although built in the middle of the 16th century, the robust lines of its external design, somewhat classical in nature, suggests a Roman temple.The church was built on the wishes of Pedro de Castro, also responsible for founding the church of S. (...)
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