Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada is located in the extreme southwest of the island of São Miguel, also known as Green Island, a paradise in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Its settlement began around 1439, after, according to some historians, have been discovered in 1427 by Diogo de Silves. Of the various natural wonders that exist in the municipality, be sure to know the sources of water, the craters of volcanoes and lagoons, with emphasis on the two Lagoas das Sete Cidades and the Piscinas Naturais de Mosteiros. In fact, on this island full of attractions, it becomes difficult to enumerate them: since its diverse fauna and lush flora, typical houses and windmills of Flemish origin, to regional products, such as the pineapple of São Miguel, the wine and liquor smelling pineapple and passion fruit. The craft of Ponta Delgada is known for the originality of its materials: teeth and Whale bones, fish scales, basalt stone, corn kernels and leaves of Ficus. Regarding the food, especially the stews of fish, the "arroz de lapas", the "torresmos de molho de fígado", the "caldo azedo", the "massa sovada" and the "bolos lêvedos". If you walk out of the County, be sure to try the famous "cozidos das Furnas", made taking advantage of the heat of the Earth, in the municipality of Povoação. Completing the tourist offer of the island, there are companies that organize and promote the most varied sports and/or occupation of leisure: Golf, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, paintball, rappelling, climbing, diving, horseback riding, fishing and observation of dolphins and other cetaceans.

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Lagoa Azul / Lagoa das Sete Cidades

Ponta Delgada

It is one of the famous lagoons of the Sete Cidades (Seven Towns). Surrounded by an edenic scenery, it is quite inviting for a stroll or a picnic by its peaceful banks. The legend says the colour difference between the water of the lagoons is due to the tears once shed by a blue eyed princess and a green eyed ...

Lagoa de Santiago

Ponta Delgada

One of the lagoons of the parish of the Sete Cidades (Seven Towns). In the past, one was not able to view the Santiago Lagoom because the close by lands were private property. Currently, the visitors are able to view this wonder of nature.

Lagoa Verde / Lagoa das Sete Cidades

Ponta Delgada

It is one of the famous lagoons of the Sete Cidades (Seven Towns). Surrounded by an edenic scenery, it is quite inviting for a stroll or a picnic by its peaceful banks. The legend says the colour difference between the water of the lagoons is due to the tears once shed by a blue eyed princess and a green eyed ...

Marina de Pêro de Teive

Ponta Delgada

A marina by the ocean, with about 140 docking places. The quay of reception is about 30 metres long. It has a laundry.

Palácio de Sant'Ana

Ponta Delgada

19TH century building, where is currently the official residence of the President of the Azores Regional. In the interior, highlighted by some furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries and for a collection of tiles from ancient temples on the island.

Igreja de Todos os Santos

Ponta Delgada

This church began to be built in the 18th century, however, its façade was never completed due to the expulsion of the Jesuits. All the details are the Baroque high altar, the triumphal arch and lateral altarpieces.

Plantação de Ananases A. Arruda

Ponta Delgada

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Hotel Marina Atlântico

Ponta Delgada

The Hotel Marina Atlântico, opened in October 2004, is a true reference in the city. The hotel offers bright and contemporary décor, inspired by nautical motifs. Its location is fantastic, right in front of the marina and the new cruise ...

Farol da Ferraria

Ponta Delgada

The Farol da Ferraria was inaugurated in November 9, 1901, counting with 110 years of history. It is located on Ponta da Ferraria, consisting of a cylindrical tower and an annex building. Has about 14 feet tall.

Lagoa do Canário

Ponta Delgada

A small lagoon surrounded by a forest park and a picnic area. At this place there is also a belvedere with lovely views of the Gruta do Inferno (Hell's Cave), a canyon along which flows a tributary of the main ...

Ponta da Ferraria

Ponta Delgada

A space classed as a regional natural monument and a protected landscape. It has privileged views of the sea and of a pseudo-crater that was formed as a result of small vapour explosions due to the contact of the lava ...

Portas da Cidade de Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada

These doors represent the main entry into Ponta Delgada and are the real ex-libris of the city. Its three imposing arches built in the 18th century open to tourists all Ponta Delgada has to offer. Next to the Doors of ...

Forte de São Brás

Ponta Delgada

Fort built in the 16th century and changed and enlarged in the 19th century. It is the only military construction of San Miguel that lies in ruins.

Hotel do Colégio

Ponta Delgada

The Hotel is housed in a noble 19th-century building, in the commercial area of Ponta Delgada. You can relax and admire sober decoration and an environment of typical 19th-century charm with all the comforts of the present. The privileged location ...

Coliseu Micaelense

Ponta Delgada

It was named Coliseu Avenida from 1917 to 1950. It was recovered by the Town Hall in 2005. It maintains the same architecture but can now welcome all sorts of cultural events. It also has a museum that shows the ...

Marina de Ponta Delgada - Portas do Mar

Ponta Delgada

The Marina of Ponta Delgada, also known as Sea Ports, was inaugurated in July 2008. In the area of leisure and commerce will be able to find a ferry terminal, a recreational marina, a swimming pool, a parking lot, an ...

Trilho Pedestre Mata do Canário - Sete Cidades (PR4)

Ponta Delgada

This route begins along the woods of Canary, a tarmac (about 100 metres) that descends along a aqueduct to the wall of Nine Windows. After a climb that passes through the ridge of the blue lagoon of the seven Cities, ...

Museu Carlos Machado

Ponta Delgada

Founded in 1876, it is located in the old convent of Santo André and features a section of Natural History, started during the 19th century, that includes samples of the Azores flora and fauna. It also has paintings, scultures, religious ...

Trilho Pedestre Vista do Rei - Sete Cidades (PR3)

Ponta Delgada

This route begins at the Miradouro da Vista do Rei. Begins by Strand West Ridge of Caldeira das Sete Cidades. In this part of the route can be seen: on the right side of the boiler dry and the lagoons ...

Lagoa Rasa

Ponta Delgada

Small pond with a very particular formation, seeming to be located in the crater of a volcano. Is surrounded by a pleasant green space, ample and quiet, ideal for sightseeing.

Azoris Royal Garden Hotel

Ponta Delgada

Extremely functional Hotel inaugurated in April 2004, in the urban area of Ponta Delgada. It is just 250 metres from the shopping area and 500 metres from the gates of the City. Has several facilities such as gardens, swimming pools, ...

Lagoas Empadadas

Ponta Delgada

A group of small lagoons, surrounded by dense woods and separated by a narrow stretch of land. A place of great beaty and tranquility.

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