Graciosa

About 31 miles northwest of Terceira, Graciosa Island, which occupies an area of 61 square kilometers and is the least humid of the Archipelago, owes its name to the delicacy of the landscape and its nickname to the place names Pedras Brancas, Serra Branca and Barro White.
With two curious tanks in whose waters are reflected the crowns of araucarias and the elms that constitute a pleasant set right in the center of the village, Santa Cruz is the seat of the unique county of the island, which is divided by three more parishes.

 

 

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Missing things in the Azores

HIGHWAYS We have no highways and the best we can offer are two SCUTs (fast lanes without costs for the user) in São Miguel. In the Azores we do not pay tolls to move around. TRAFFIC JAMS If we are more than 10m in traffic we don’t like it. In the Azores there are no traffic jams, which can stress …

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Maré de Agosto Festival

The Maré de Agosto Festival is a cultural event that has already brought to Santa Maria more than 400 shows, provided by more than 250 different groups and about 2000 musicians. Among them, prominent names in the music scene, national and international, representative of the most diverse aesthetic styles. Many of them, perhaps less well-publicized, have regularly taken on the …

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