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São Miguel: Sacred Spaces in Ponta Delgada Guided City Tour

1. São Miguel: Sacred Spaces in Ponta Delgada Guided City Tour

Visit the Church of São José, the Convent of Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Saint Sebastian Church, and the Church of the Jesuit College, all on this guided trip in Ponta Delgada. Learn about the cultural and religious significance of the sacred sites you visit.  After pickup, start at São José Church, located in Campo de São Francisco, right in the historic center of the city of Ponta Delgada. Under the invocation of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, the church dates back to the 16th century.  Next, stop at the Convent of Nossa Senhora da Esperança, where you´ll find the Sanctuary of Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres that’s of the highest devotion to the Azorean people and one of the most important treasures of sacred art in the country.  After a small walk, arrive at Saint Sebastian Church. Its construction dates back to a chapel under the invocation of São Sebastião, built after a great plague that devastated it. Make a final stop at Todos-os-Santos Church, the primitive Church of the Jesuit College.

Angra do Heroismo: UNESCO City Walking Tour

2. Angra do Heroismo: UNESCO City Walking Tour

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage City of Anga do Heroismo on a 3-hour guided tour. Located on Terceira Island, this historically important city is full of period churches, palaces, and forts. After a hotel pickup within the city at 9:15 AM, your guide will take you on a walking tour that focuses on the city's history, urbanization, and architecture.   Among other highlights, you’ll visit the Angra do Heroismo Museum, where you can explore exhibitions about navigation, settlers, volcanology, religion, Azorean history, and culture. Visit the Duke of Terceira Botanical Garden, full of classic gardens emblematic of the city’s Romantic period. See the 19th-century Town Hall Building, as well as the 16th-century Sé Cathedral, which is full of historic artifacts.   During your tour, you’ll stop off at a local café to try some traditional cakes and relax with a coffee.

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What people are saying about Azores

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based on 4 reviews

I travel around the most wonderful places in the island. The guide, Bruno, is well experienced, he knows everything about the island. Bruno is really friendly, so I enjoyed the tour very much.