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Nucleo de Santa Barbara do Museu Carlos Machado

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Rua Doutor Carlos Machado | Junto ao Jardim Antero de Quental, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-105, Portugal
+351 296 202 930
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Museum covers the history and geography of Azores, which is interesting. Huge part of the exhibition is dedocated to conservated animals from Azores and all around the world, which begun to bring some weird moments during the tour. You can also look closer at the...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We visited the portion of the museum in the old convent building, where we viewed a historical timeline of the Azores and Sao Miguel island, preserved structures and art from the convent the museum is housed in, and taxidermy of animal specimens collected on and...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

This place has some interesting artifacts and beautiful wood carvings BUT there is no documentation and lacks information. Go on Sunday when it is free, but otherwise, I would not pay to get in.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is the major museum on the island with some interesting things to look at. Worth a short visit. We were not welcomed, unfortunately.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We went on Sunday it was free.We were able to see many birds,snakes,wildlife I never knew existed and truly examine them up close.Sea mammals were very well done as were the oddities like the two headed calf.It takes about an hour an a half including...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This a former female convent. Very beatyfull and interesting. Absolute worth a visit! It is also a natural museum. There low priced entrance fee is only 2€, beeing 65+ only 1€, AND if you visit on a sunday it is all free. Friendly reception and...More

Thank janr508
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The two parts of the Carlos Machado Museum must not be confused. Nucleus of sacred art includes: - The church of an ancient monastery (there was the Jesuits College); this church has an altar with wonderful wood sculptures and probably rare in the world. It...More

Thank Sorin D
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this museum while walking around Ponta Delgado. I took as many photos of the old wooden chairs, stair railings, and arches as I did of the bird and animal exhibits. I would have enjoyed the video of the cloistered nuns more had...More

Thank Gramma-Geri
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I stumbled across this museum. It was very inexpensive (2 euros) to get in and I ended up spending a couple of hours there. It was a Natural History Museum with lots of great exhibits combined with a church that has a very interesting history...More

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 1 March 2017

There are three museums that operate together close by. By mistake, we entered the first museum, Nucleo de Santo Andre, a room of sculptures by an Azorean artist. The main museum, Nucleo de Santa Barbara/ Museo Carlos Machado, is located a block up, in the...More

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