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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Azores in the Forbes top 20

Cecilia Rodriguez, journalist, traveler and writer, has set tight criteria for choosing the best destinations to live. The criteria were the presence of an international school, quality of life, health system, internet connection, proximity to airports with international flights, cost of living, expat community and low crime rate. Discover the most American-friendly destinations in Europe, those with the best quality of life, …

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Dolphins fly in the Azores

This could be the beginning of a description of the image in this article. In this one, the photographer invites the observer to imagine where the dolphin comes from: is it a jump from the water or was it flying smoothly before a flight steeply over the Atlantic? Whatever the reader imagines, the resemblance to a seagull is evident, except …

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