Located in the city of Horta, in the island of Faial (archipelago of the Azores), with splendid views to the houses, the harbor, the ocean and the Pico Island.
The construction of this building began in the 17th century as the Convent of the Carmelite Order.
Ater the construction of a chapel dedicated to the invocation of Our Lady of Good News, Dona Helena Boim, wife of then Captain-major Francisco Gil da Silveira, decided to create a hospice, in order to accommodate the Order of Carmelite Friars. Dona Helena Boim gave all her possessions to the Carmelite Order, which then began construction of the convent on the land near the chapel, and later the Church of Our Lady of Carmel next to it.
In the 20th century it was adapted to accommodate the Horta Infantry Company and underwent significant restoration work after being seriously damaged from the earthquakes that shook the island. It still retains some of its original architectural features, including some arches and cradle vaults.
The entire property, with the exception of the church, is for tourist use.