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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São Miguel trails map

  Destinazores innovated and decided to produce a map for those who like information on paper and for those who want everything on their mobile device. By reading the QR code of each trail, the hiker has all the information he needs. This information is constantly evolving and is targeted to the needs of each trail. On the interactive online …

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Destinazores in BTL 2022

  The English language is not enough to describe the Azores. Landscapes, volcanism, the sea, traditions and its people can only be discovered when visiting (and discovering) the nine Azorean beautiful islands.   At a distance of two hours by plane, the visitor has a huge range of experiences in nature. Contact with the large marine mammals, hiking trails, surfing, …

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