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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Azores: destination to visit in 2019, for the New York Times

And, as you would expect, on such a large list, there is everything: beach, nature, city, culture. Puerto Rico, the Caribbean island, with the status of unincorporated territory of the United States, appears as the first suggestion. To be reborn, a year and a half after the devastating Hurricane Maria, the island is again a place very close to the …

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Do you live or are you going to visit the Azores? PROCIV!

The first contact that Destinazores had with this application happened during a hospital visit. In a closet, there was a small flyer announcing in a timid manner an application of Civil Protection: PROCIV. From then on, there were some surprises. The first was soon at the Google store, where PROCIV had a very small number of downloads (about 1000) in …

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Culture in the Azores

Along with the Flemings, many other inhabitants settled on the islands from mainland Portugal, bringing with them their ways of life and their culture, including the Portuguese language. Currently Portuguese is spoken throughout the archipelago, with very rich and peculiar accents, which vary from island to island. Gothic elements from the early period of colonization appear in some churches and …

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