Ponta Delgada

  • Ponta Delgada on São Miguel is the capital of the Azores. The port has long been an important one on the route between Europe and America. For sightseeing go to the square of Gonçalo Velho Cabral, the fort of São Bras, the Convento de Nossa Senhora da Esperança where you can see the Christ of Miracles and the 16th century white limestone church of São Sebastião, famous for its gate in Manuelin style. ...
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  • Ponta Delgada, on the island of São Miguel, is the biggest city in the archipelago and is the administrative capital of the region. Its lively seafront is great for relaxing walks.
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  • Ponta Delgada, the economic capital of the Azores, is located in the south of Sao Miguel Island.
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  • The city of Ponta Delgada is located in a volcanic zone, not far from the cone of Pico. In the summer you can attend some of the many nighttime festivals held here.
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  • The promenade in Ponta Delgada is the symbol of the city's dynamism and how it has adapted to modern times. Another interesting visit here is the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Esperança.
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  • Ponta Delgada was originally a small fishing village and this tradition lives on today, as demonstrated by the various boats moored in the port.
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Amy Adejokun
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Ponta Delgada on São Miguel is the capital of the Azores. The port has long been an important one on the route between Europe and America. For sightseeing go to the square of Gonçalo Velho Cabral, the fort of São Bras, the Convento de Nossa Senhora da Esperança where you can see the Christ of Miracles and the 16th century white limestone church of São Sebastião, famous for its gate in Manuelin style. Also check out the museum of the Azores and the Museum of Carlos Machado.

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