Corvo

In the midst of the Atlantic Ocean, at 31 ° 05 ‘W and 39 ° 40’ N, with a total area of 17.2 km², 6.5 km long and 4 km wide, it is the smallest of the Azores archipelago. Form together with Flores Island, the Western Group.

It had its origin in an old volcano, whose imposing and ample crater, lodges the Lagoon of the Cauldron. The coast of the island is high and steep, except for the southern part, where in a lava fajã was established the unique village of the island, the Village of Corvo. Discovered by Diogo de Teive in 1452, it was called “Island of Santa Iria”, “Island of Marco”, “Island of St. Thomas”, “Island of Flowers”, its present name, “Island of Crow”, will have had origin in the name “Insula Corvi Marini” Island of the Marine Corves.

Source: Town Hall of Vila Nova do Corvo

 

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COLOR FUN Ribeira Grande

It is already on September 22 that starts the 5th edition of Color Fun Ribeira Grande! Starting at 3:00 pm in the Complex of the Municipal Pools of Ribeira Grande, activities begin with a great recreational and physical component. Registration is free and can be made through the number (+351) 911 010 110. Participants should wear a white t-shirt and …

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World Masters Championship 2018

The World Masters Championship for veterans will be held this year from September 18 to 23 in Areal de Santa Bárbara, in Ribeira Grande, for the first time in Europe. Former world champions Tom Curren, Australian Mark Occhilupo and Hawaiian Sunny Garcia, among 30 participants, will be in the race. The only Portuguese in the Azores Airlines World Masters Championship …

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Fado Night at Casa do Bacalhau (Cod House)

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Joana Almeida returns to Casa do Bacalhau already this weekend! A cast of luxury, with Tiago Lima on the Portuguese guitar and André Ramos on the “fado viola”. Reservations : 296 091 994 – 915 390 518 – 916 642 850

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