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THE CITY


Ponta Delgada is located on the island of São Miguel with a population of 46 102 inhabitants (2011 census). It is the economic and administrative capital of the Azores and the largest city in this region.
It is the seat of the municipality, subdivided into 24 parishes. The municipality is limited to the east by the municipalities of Ribeira Grande and Lagoa and has a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean to the north, south and west.
With more than five centuries of existence, it is a flat, modern and cosmopolitan city.

 


ACCOMMODATIONS IN PONTA DELGADA


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The city of Ponta Delgada has a very wide range of accommodation, offering varied experiences.
The visitor will be able to choose from the traditional hotels to the local accommodation, where the amenities and extras have significant differences. In any case, excellent reception is guaranteed, as confirmed by international evaluations.
Ponta Delgada also offers many natural beauties. Anyone visiting Ponta Delgada makes their accommodation a starting point to discover the county and the island.


CHURCHES IN PONTA DELGADA


Walk through the main streets of Ponta Delgada and discover the main religious monuments of the city and their architecture.

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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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What to eat in São Miguel

Furnas stew It is the most popular dish in São Miguel. The stew is a mixture of meats – pork, chicken and beef – sausage and vegetables. What distinguishes it from a traditional stew is that it is cooked underground by volcanic steam and without water. It is a meal prepared by Mother Nature! On the banks of Lagoa das …

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Bathing in hot springs

Although the Azores are bathed in relatively warm waters, it can still be a little cold. The good news is that there are warm waters where you can take a dip, get a massage with hot natural water or just relax and meditate.   These hot springs are common on the island of São Miguel. Poça da Dona Beija, Caldeira …

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