Povoação is a Portuguese village on the island of São Miguel, with about 2 100 inhabitants. It is soothes of a municipality with 110,30 km² of area and 6 327 inhabitants (2011), subdivided in 6 parishes. The municipality is limited to the north by the municipalities of Ribeira Grande and Northeast, to the west by Vila Franca do Campo and has coast in the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south.

Leaving the Furnas valley, from the viewpoint of Lomba do Cavaleiro – a new and breathtaking panoramic – we find in front the Vila da Povoação, the settlement of the first inhabitants of the island, surrounded by its seven hills, the arms of a star whose core is the village itself.

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Missing things in the Azores

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 …

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Maré de Agosto Festival

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 …

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