São Jorge

With 65 km in length by only 8 km of maximum width and occupying an area of 246 km2, the long island of São Jorge is located in the center of 3 islands, Terceira, Graciosa and Pico, 21, 19 and 10 miles.
Its area is divided by two municipalities in whose headquarters, the villages of Calheta and Velas, and its parishes, you can still appreciate interesting buildings with rich architectural and cultural traces, although the heritage of this island has been severely affected by various and over time, by violent seismic crises.

 

 

 

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Happy birthday, Corvo island!

With a total area of 17.2 km ² and about 430 inhabitants, Corvo is the smallest and least populous island in the Azores archipelago. It would have been discovered at the same tima of Flores island in 1452 by Diogo de Teive, on the return of his second exploration trip to Terra Nova. Its settlement was not easy, and several …

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Emigration with love (and humor)

In the United States of America, it is estimated that there are 1.5 million Portuguese emigrants of Azorean origin, with the natives of the archipelago being predominantly concentrated in states such as Massachusetts and Rhoad Island, on the east coast, and in California, on the Pacific coast. , more intensely in the 60s of the 20th century, today being residual …

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Pico wine among the best in Portugal

Over a thousand wines and sparkling wines were tasted and evaluated. Of these, a total of 68 were awarded, most notably the Douro region, which won 28 awards. The “Passion for Prestige Wine” award went to eight producers. Among them, three red wines, all DOC Douro: Costa Boal Homage Douro red Grande Reserva 2011, from Costa Boal Family Estates; Quinta …

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