Leaving Ponta Delgada in the direction of the city of Ribeira Grande you will traverse 18 Km and cross from the southern side of the island to the northern coast. Ribeira Grande received its name from the large river flowing from “Lagoa do Fogo” (Fire Lake) that crosses the city on its path to the Atlantic Ocean.
Na cidade da Ribeira Grande pode apreciar-se a rica e interessante traça arquitectónica de algum do seu património edificado, dos quais se podem destacar os exemplos indicados nas páginas seguintes.
Ribeira Grande welcomes you to the municipality. The breathtaking landscapes are abundant on the eastern side of the municipality and the predominance of farming is notable. To the west, the towns along the ocean depend on fishing. You’ll notice great differences in the fishing communities between Pico da Pedra, Rabo de Peixe and Calhetas.
A walking tour through the city offers tourists the opportunity to observe the architecture of many of the older buildings including the examples pointed out in the next pages.