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Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Piedade

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Address: Vila Baleira, Porto Santo Island, Portugal

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Beautiful little church

Typical portuguese catholic church with decorations in blue and white tiles in the chapel. Lots of history from the island

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Doris F
Silkeborg, Danmark
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the middle of town just in front of the Columbus House Museum it is easy to find and the interior can be viewed in just a brief visit.

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Silkeborg, Danmark
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Typical portuguese catholic church with decorations in blue and white tiles in the chapel. Lots of history from the island

Thank Doris F
Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

A lovely church, open to the public. Worth visiting for some lovely photo shots, in the town centre so easy to get to

Thank Daddyduck
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Small, tranquil with unique artefacts. A must see when you are on the island. When we went they were dressing the entrance to the church court yard and surrounding streets with branches from fir trees ready for a local festival. Take time to sit down in the church and embrace the atmosphere

Thank Christine S
Padiham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Really good to see inside the church,the painting statues were amazing,very lucky to get very close to them. The last supper statues were great,they are looking to restore them. Every penny ,euro helps.

Thank Gillybobs1959
Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This small white washed church is located within an area of civic space in the main town of Vila Baleira adjacent to a number of public buildings with the Christopher Colombus museum located behind the church. There isn't really much else to add except that the doors were always open during the day on the occasions that we passed!

Thank Stevan G
Kettering, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Must view inside, impressive ceiling. Situated in main town. Typically Catholic church. Always open, just wander in.

Thank Dawn D
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2016

From outside you don't expect to find such a lovely old church It has all the qualities of a European church It's small but inviting I was pleasantly surprised

Thank Liesure63
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 8 December 2015

Very interesting how in both Porto Santo and in Gran Canarias, in Islas Canarias, Columbus homes are "kiddy-corner" to a church.

Thank silviaeaston
Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

Beautiful church from the XVI century, at the historic center. It's worth the visit.

Thank Filipoco

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