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.

Photos kindly provided by Engº João Leandro and wife | Mó da Praia – Graciosa

Places in Graciosa

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Trail Run, Flores island

After the great success of the race in the Central Group and in Santa Maria, the time came for a visit to the island of Flores. Using the route of the Flores Grand Route, a high competitive level is expected from athletes from all over the country.

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“Studio Monte Palace” exhibition

The work of Graham Gussin can be appreciated here in the fields of photography, drawing and sculpture. This exhibition, which will take place at the Fonseca Machado Gallery, brings together photographs, paintings, drawings and videos that reflect Gussin’s experience in the Azores, particularly in São Miguel. It stands out in the exhibition, the artist’s records of the ruins of the …

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