Regional Government
Citizen Space
Business Space
About Azores
  news Legislation Schedule Communities Contacts Portal Map Links Help
Versão PortuguesaMUDAR LÍNGUA
See in: entities  

Presidency of the Government
Vice-Presidency of the Government, Employment and Business Competitiveness
Regional Secretariat for Social Solidarity
Regional Secretariat for Education and Culture
Regional Secretariat for the Sea, Science and Technology
Regional Secretariat for Transport and Public Works
Regional Secretariat for Health
Regional Secretariat for Energy, Environment and Tourism
Regional Secretariat for Agriculture and Forestry


Get News of the Government by RSS - click here
Know more about RSS ...


Velas ,  October 11, 2017

Vasco Cordeiro visited recovery works of church classified as National Monument

The President of the Government of the Azores visited today the Church of Santa Bárbara classified as a National Monument, located on São Jorge Island, which was recently recovered with a regional investment of about half a million Euros.
"This intervention has greatly improved the church, not only by renewing the building and providing it with better conditions as a place of worship, but also by restoring and dignifying its status as a National Monument," said Vasco Cordeiro.
Speaking to journalists on the third day of the statutory visit to São Jorge, the President of the Government pointed out that, with the restoration works, it was possible to turn the church into a privileged space for cultural promotion. According to him, this an important factor for job creation and wealth generation in the community of Manadas.
The Church of Santa Bárbara, located in the village of Manadas, municipality of Velas, is an important part of the island's heritage that includes wood carving works and tile panels as well as paintings and sculptures.
Classified as National Monument since January 1950, this church has undergone conservation and restoration works involving several phases, beginning with an intervention in the nave ceiling; it presented serious structural problems that could endanger the entire church interior.
Afterwards, the works comprised other elements, including the ceiling of the main chapel, the altarpiece, the main altar and the church tabernacle.



Official government press-releases presented in all foreign languages interfaces of the Azorean Government Portal (Portal do Governo dos Açores) are a sub-set of the government's official press-releases daily output and are chosen for translation and publication on the foreign language interfaces based on audience segmentation criteria. The entire collection of the Azorean government press-releases is available in portuguese, here, from the GACS Press Office site.

   Print   Send Send News   GaCS GaCS Site   Regional Press Regional Press   rss  

Last News

Advanced Search >>

This e-mail address is at your disposal for you to place your questions to the Regional Government of the Azores.
Ask the Government!


Health Ombudsman
Listen to this Page LISTEN
Go to top of page TOP
help HELP
Versão PortuguesaMUDAR LÍNGUA

Símbol of Acessibilidade on Web
main | President | Regional Government | Citizen Space | Business Space | About Azores | My Site