Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Terceira Island - Ribeirinha Galleons, Shipwrecks and Treasures - Art and History

Ribeirinha
Church of São Pedro. 16th c. building that was expanded in the 18th c. High altar. Gilded, carved woodwork. 16th c. image of Christ.
The village contains four impérios of the Holy Ghost, three of which date from the l9th c.

Galleons, Shipwrecks and Treasures
Off the coast of Terceira lie the remains of swift caravels and other ships engaged in the African trade, large galleons from Peru and the Orient and war-like frigates with bright bronze cannon. These ships have transformed the coast into a hidden museum, the memory of times gone by, of struggles and suffering, of hope and danger.

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