ⓘ Old Church of São Mateus da Calheta

                                     

ⓘ Old Church of São Mateus da Calheta

The Church of São Mateus da Calheta are the ruins of a 16th-century church situated along the coast of the civil parish of São Mateus da Calheta, municipality of Angra do Heroismo, on the Portuguese island of Terceira, in the archipelago of the Azores. Reconstructed at the end of the 17th, or beginning of the 18th, century, the church was abandoned after a hurricane caused severe damage. The interior includes a baptismal font dating to the 16th century, although largely an open air ruin, the structure has experienced several interventions throughout the centuries, with the building painted and maintained in its post-hurricane state.