Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Terceira Island - Fontinhas, Lajes and Sao Sebastiao - Art and History

Fontinhas
Church of Nossa Senhora da Pene. Originated in a 16th c. edifice that was profoundly altered in the 19th c. High altar. Carved woodwork. Decorative tiles. Close to an império of the Holy Ghost (19th c.). Chapel of Santo António. Picturesque l9th c. construction.

Lajes
Old village. Site of the air base which played an important part in the anti-submarine campaign of the Allies during the 2nd World War, and which also served as a supporting point for several air operations against the Axis forces. Today it is part of the defensive system of the Atlantic.
Try to visit the Church of São Miguel Arcanjo and Casa do Espanhol.

São Sebastião
Site of the first settlement on the island. An old and characteristic town that received its charter in 1503. Picturesque império or chapel of the Holy Ghost, with figures.
Try to visit the Church of São Sebastião and Chapel of Santa Ana.

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