São Jorge

With 65 km in length by only 8 km of maximum width and occupying an area of 246 km2, the long island of São Jorge is located in the center of 3 islands, Terceira, Graciosa and Pico, 21, 19 and 10 miles.

Its area is divided by two municipalities in whose headquarters, the villages of Calheta and Velas, and its parishes, you can still appreciate interesting buildings with rich architectural and cultural traces, although the heritage of this island has been severely affected by various and over time, by violent seismic crises.

Places in São Jorge

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Beaches of Ribeira Grande with flag “Gold Quality”

There are three bathing areas in the county of Ribeira Grande that will display the “Quality of Gold” flag during the bathing season of 2018. The beach of Santa Bárbara (Ribeira Seca), Moinhos beach (Porto Formoso) and the bathing area of ​​Calhetas are awarded with the annual award awarded by Quercus. The National Association of Conservation of Nature classified the …

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