This gothic church was built in 1308 and is one of the finest examples to be found in the north of Portugal where the Romanic style lasted until late on. In architectural terms, this is a low building with a single nave covered in wood. The windows (...)
In Calheta de Nesquim, an important whaling port in the 19th century, you can find the Igreja de São Sebastião, which was built during that period. The exterior of the church is plain and simple, but inside there is an attractive high altar of (...)
Church of Espírito Santo The Church of Espírito Santo was commissioned in the 18th century and has the most original and decorative baroque façade in the Azores.Key features of the interior includes a statue of Christ carrying the Cross, used in the (...)
Parish Church of Vila de São SebastiãoThe Parish Church of Vila de São Sebastião was built between the 15th and 16th centuries in the first settlement on the island.Key aspects of the façade include the Gothic doorways and the Rose window. Inside, (...)
The Igreja Matriz (Mother Church), also known as the Igreja de Santa Maria da Porta - named after its proximity to the ancient castle's main door.Although it was built in 1187, the present structure is the result of sequent reformations. It (...)
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