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Monuments in Horta
Rua Conde D'Ávila
Also known as a stronghold of the patrol, this door is part of the defensive complex dating from the early 17TH century which included the Guardhouse, the Castelo de São Sebastião and the Strafing, connected by a wall of support along the Bay of Porto Pim. It is a fortification of L-shaped plant with ten Gunners.
Rua do Castelo
The Castelo de São Sebastião assumes a form roughly pentagonal and is deployed on a rocky spur beside the Bay Porto Pim. Is bathed in three sides, by the waters of this Bay. It was part of a defensive complex which included Guarita, stronghold of the Patrol and Strafing, connected by a wall of support along the Bay. Since August 2005, at the Fort, the Ecoteca of Faial.
Largo Duque D'Ávila e Bolama
Originally built as a church of the Jesuit College, had the foundation stone in 1652. However, the construction only started in 1680. The buildings that flank (College) were never completed and today House the Horta Museum and the Town Hall. The Church, in turn, became array in 1825, due to the advanced state of degradation of the previous array. The façade of the Church is made up of four floors and the interior is composed of a single nave and three interconnecting chapels.
Rua da Igreja
This church is in high State of degradation due to the earthquake of July 9, 1998. Followed by a serious fire, the two catastrophes left this temple almost completely destroyed.
Rua da Igreja - Praia do Almoxarife
Church dating from the 18TH century, consisting of three ships. The interior is, in its generality, towed and painted. The main façade includes the inscription "1929\/1770" and is divided into five bodies, corresponding to the three naves and the two towers. Apart from the main façade and bell towers, which are lined with white tiles, the exterior is painted white. During the earthquake of 1998 the Church was substantially damaged.
Largo Padre José Silvestre Machado
Church built in the 20th century, of rectangular plan, with a tower at the Centre of the main façade. Presents some features of "art deco" and is plastered and painted white. The main facade has two cross-shaped openings. The doorway in the Church is surmounted by a window with a stained-glass window. Later, further up, is a telescope and the belfry, surmounted by a cross.
Rua da Igreja
Church erected during the 18th century, of rectangular plan with Bell Tower on the right side, chancel and sacristy asymmetric surface on both sides. The interior of the Church is divided into three naves separated by four arches supported by whole square section pillars with capitals. Virtually the entire Church is plastered and painted white. The building was strongly shaken by the earthquake that occurred in July 1998.
Travessa de São Francisco
Church of Mannerist façade overlooking the Garden, Commander Edward Bulcao, elevated through six steps the full width. It consists of a nave and two aisles and a tower on the left side, in the continuity of the facade. Inside, the ships are separated by arches supported by pillars of perfect square section. Highlight to the talha and eighteenth-century tiles of the chapels of the head of the Church.
Set of three rotating windmills, located at the top of the Lomba da Conceição. The wooden structure, as well as access ladders, are painted red, where the masts and sails (two with candles and a grid with triangular sails). The landscape that you can receive from these Mills is of rare beauty.
The Capelinhos lighthouse was completed in 1903, after works that took over nine years. Its primary function was maintained until 1957, when it was the eruption of the volcano. From that date was in ruins. Consists of a rectangular body of two floors (one of which buried) and a central octagonal tower. Their retraining and integration into the interpretation centre of Capelinhos volcano allows, nowadays, the ascent to its central tower from where you have a unique view on the rugged volcanic landscape.