Sant'Ana Garden and Palace

Both the garden and the palace date back to the 19th century, a famous gold cycle for the economy of the Azores, thanks to the culture and export of the orange to Great Britain.

In the garden, several exotic botanical species are distinguished, among them a “New Zealand Christmas Tree” – metrosiderus excelsa – that looks more like a virgin mini-forest, such is its volumetry, the entanglement of its branches and the profusion of its aerial roots.

In the Palace, today the Government’s Office, whose plant was commissioned in Paris, the beauty of its facade and the richness of the work of carving of the furniture of the respective dining room should be highlighted. Of note is also the collection of paintings on the royal visit of 1901, by the Lisbon painter Ernesto Ferreira Condeixa.

This collection – Palace and Garden – was acquired from the Marques de Jácome Correia by the Regional Government of the Azores in 1977 for the symbolic price of approximately 80.000 euros.

Fonte: Parish of São Sebastião


Find More  

Pico wine among the best in Portugal

Over a thousand wines and sparkling wines were tasted and evaluated. Of these, a total of 68 were awarded, most notably the Douro region, which won 28 awards. The “Passion for Prestige Wine” award went to eight producers. Among them, three red wines, all DOC Douro: Costa Boal Homage Douro red Grande Reserva 2011, from Costa Boal Family Estates; Quinta …

Continue reading  

What to eat in São Miguel

Furnas stew It is the most popular dish in São Miguel. The stew is a mixture of meats – pork, chicken and beef – sausage and vegetables. What distinguishes it from a traditional stew is that it is cooked underground by volcanic steam and without water. It is a meal prepared by Mother Nature! On the banks of Lagoa das …

Continue reading  

Bathing in hot springs

Although the Azores are bathed in relatively warm waters, it can still be a little cold. The good news is that there are warm waters where you can take a dip, get a massage with hot natural water or just relax and meditate.   These hot springs are common on the island of São Miguel. Poça da Dona Beija, Caldeira …

Continue reading