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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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