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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Folklore Festival, Relva 2018

This Saturday is the largest Folklore Festival held in São Miguel, one of the largest in the Azores, well-known nationally and internationally. It is the Great Festival of Folklore of the Grass – Folkloric Show of the Atlantic, that this year goes in the twenty-sixth edition. For the last twenty-six years, the 1st Saturday of August is considered to be …

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PDL White Ocean

The biggest outdoor white party in the Azores, many color, light and sound news for another “Pdl white Ocean” edition, Saturday, August 4, a simple theme: “come and dive into a sea of emotions”. As you walk through the city, you will feel the vibes of the shows the effect of performance and living art, truly magical of many smiles. …

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Diving with … sharks !!!

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