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.

Vila Franca do Campo

Places in Vila Franca do Campo

Find More  

Directory

Articles

Find More  

Emigration with love (and humor)

In the United States of America, it is estimated that there are 1.5 million Portuguese emigrants of Azorean origin, with the natives of the archipelago being predominantly concentrated in states such as Massachusetts and Rhoad Island, on the east coast, and in California, on the Pacific coast. , more intensely in the 60s of the 20th century, today being residual …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading