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Luís da Silva Ribeiro Public Library and Regional Archive


Luís da Silva Ribeiro Public Library and Regional Archives

Angra do Heroísmo Public Library and Regional Archives is located in Bettencourt Palace, on Rua da Rosa, behind the main cathedral in the heart of the historical centre of the city.

The former manor house of the Viscounts of Bettencourt was built between the end of the 17th century and start of the 18th century undergoing a number of alterations over time, especially functional ones.

The State bought the palace from the 1st Viscount of Bettencourt in 1887. Since then it has been a Bishop's residence, a secondary school and Angra's Post Station.

The Minister of Finance ordered the building be transferred to the autonomous general district council of Angra do Heroísmo on 12 February 1947 and 23 March 1948, for the use as the district archive and the Angra do Heroísmo regional museum.

In the 1980's the Regional Secretariat for Education and Culture assigned two buildings adjoining Bettencourt Palace to BPAAH, where the new document deposits were installed and the loan service operated.

The Children-Youth Section was transferred to Angra do Heroísmo Congress and Cultural Centre on 1 June 2003, according to a protocol signed by the Regional Directorate for Culture and the city's municipal council.

 Cláudia Alexandra Coelho Cardoso Meneses da Costa



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Phone: (+351) 295 401 000

Fax: (+351) 295 401 009

Rua da Rosa, n.º 49 Sé
P-9700-171 Angra do Heroísmo
Terceira, Azores

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