Museu da Horta

Created in 1977 in the former Jesuit College, this museum tells the history of the island and the city of Horta. The exhibition consists of ethnographic objects (by highlighting the laces and handcrafted made from fig tree), nautical, technological objects (linked to the history of communications) and artistic. It also features an exhibition of sacred art in the 16th and 17th centuries, of elements and religious figures gathered in churches and chapels of the island.


Largo Duque D'Ávila e Bolama


  • 2.00€
  • Difficult external parking
  • Museums
  • Shop/store, Educational services

    opening hours


  • tuesday: 10:00-17:30
  • wednesday: 10:00-17:30
  • thursday: 10:00-17:30
  • friday: 10:00-17:30
  • saturday: 10:00-17:30
  • sunday: 10:00-17:30

  • Winter

  • tuesday: 09:30-17:00
  • wednesday: 09:30-17:00
  • thursday: 09:30-17:00
  • friday: 09:30-17:00
  • saturday: 09:30-17:00
  • sunday: 09:30-17:00

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