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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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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