by Thomas Buechler - 9 months, 1 week ago
one of the hightlights of our recent trip to the islands of Sao Miguel and Terceira in the Acores, was a visit to the monastery of Sao Goncalo in Angra do Heroismo. It was established in 1542 and is still an active nunnery as of today. In fact we were shown around by a Portuguese speaking nun from Cabo Verde, and could see the chapel with its gilded wood altar and impressive interior; It's strictly forbidden to take photos, and there is an entrance fee of 2 euros. Angra is a lovely city with tons of historical buildings and some nice churches. In the yacht harbour, we experienced the most friendly service in a place called Cais de Angra, fresh seafood prepared not the conventional way.