Vila Franca do Campo

Vila Franca do Campo, the first capital of São Miguel Island, is currently one of the main tourist centers of the Azores archipelago.

Vila Franca do Campo

From its inception, prior to 1472, to 1499, the power of the prosperous and populous port-town extended to the whole island, with the domiciled captain, the landed nobility, the great farmers, and the wealthy merchants living there.

Vila Franca do Campo

In the fertile land, the settlers cultivated wheat in abundance and two industrial plants, the pastel and the sugar cane which, worked in mills, were the object of active commerce with distant countries.

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Flower Festival 2021

The flower carpet, as usual, will be installed in front of the Town Hall building and will be exposed for two weeks. The central image of the rug will be the word ‘Hope’, which refers to the common desire to return to the normality we knew before the covid-19 pandemic. Ribeira Grande Town Hall will keep special attention to the …

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Fogo lagoon highlighted in Europe

According to the portal Sapo Viagens, Lagoa do Fogo was chosen by the European Best Destination as one of the 18 most beautiful landscapes in Europe. According to the portal, “Across Europe there are breathtaking landscapes. From untouched landscapes to charming villages by the lake, passing through colorful forests and quiet islands, in Europe there is a little bit of …

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Can you smell the images?

The image above was taken where the famous Furnas stew is made. Volcanic activity is intense and the whole area has a strong and unique smell. A family walks through a place that is difficult to access. It is on the banks of the Fogo lagoon, where the smell of fresh water mixed with humidity allows you to smell this …

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