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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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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