Museu de Arte Sacra


This tiny museum is housed in the beautifully restored 18th-century Chapel of San Sebastian and exhibits sacred art from surrounding churches that survived the 1755 earthquake. The main draws are the gilded wooden altar and the old azulejos (hand-painted tiles) along the walls.

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