Retaining a distinct architecture, strongly influenced by the architecture of the city of Angra, in the neighboring island of Terceira, with which it maintained for centuries privileged relations through its port, Vila do Topo now has a modern integrated Basic School, Convent of São Diogo (Franciscan), being one of the most important development centers of the island of São Jorge. The richness of the pastures of the Serra do Topo makes the village and the neighboring parish of Santo Antão one of the main origins of the milk that produces the São Jorge Cheese.
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 …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading