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Rua da Se, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-191, Portugal
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 May 2013

If you are interested in WWII history there is a huge informative library at the rear of this cathedral which is very helpful

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 September 2017

From the guide I expected a rich church with many decorations but the interior is not very exciting. The tower and the treasury were both closed and the girl at the entrance could not speak a word of english so we had no idea why

1  Thank pentericcia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Angra for quite a few days, so we visited everything. Yes, the church in the Museum is more beautiful, and the inside of the Se Cathedral is plain and dark. I found the contemporary art work in the pillars to be very...More

Thank MusicMama
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The outside of the cathedral is beautiful but the inside is not worth the money to be visited. Much better to go to the church that is integrated in the city museum (MAH).

Thank Dimitri381
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We arrived just before closing time and sadly did not get in to see the interior. Looks great from the outside.

Thank FelstedBoy
Reviewed 17 July 2018

It was awesome feeling being there. We saw wonderful churches, chapels .. gardens, museums all within walking distance, also coffee shops, shopping for local products, also for great local pastries and coffees.

Thank normasAlbuquerque_NM
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Portugalia (both the Azores and the mainland) are full of beautiful churches, lots of them covered by Azulejos. In comparison this church seems to be rather plain both on the outside and inside. Don't bother.

Thank monaHungary
Reviewed 20 May 2018

The cathedral is several centuries old but has been devastated by earthquakes and fire, only to rise phoenix-like. Of particular interest (to us, anyway) was the center altar design and the modern renderings of the stations of the cross.

Thank GeeDubya
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This is the main Church in Angra, but to be honest it is not that special. Unfortunately an earthquake destroyed a great part of it and now it's not so beautiful.

Thank Cristina_Hugo
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Very dark and gloomy from the inside. Nothing could inspire me. Actually, the building looks a lot better from the outside.

Thank PeterD218
Reviewed 22 April 2018

This Se, Cathedral is wonderful. It is located in a busy part of Angra do Heroísmo. Come here for a visit, short or long, all up to you

Thank Highcoaster
Reviewed 21 April 2018

This is not even the best looking church in Angra. It's very dark and there is not much decoration. I would not even bother. Go to the church at the Museum of Angra, or the main church in Praia de Victoria instead.

Thank DutchBrother
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16 May 2017|
Response from MikeR44Green | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we didn't get up in time when we were there. I believe it was at 800am though.
Jeanette G
27 December 2016|
Response from MikeR44Green | Reviewed this property |
I believe Sunday mass is 800am