Ribeira Grande

Situated on the North coast of the island of São Miguel, Ribeira Grande presents a relief dominated by volcanic massif of serra de Água de Pau, whose boiler is located in lagoa do Fogo. Its volcanic origin is manifested by the presence of fumaroles at Caldeira Velha and the Boilers of Ribeira Grande. The first inhabitants settled in the last quarter of the 15th century, the north face, crossed by the ribeira Grande, attracted by the designated geographical and natural conditions of the site. It is the third most populous municipality in the archipelago, having been elevated to the city June 29, 1981. There are several sites that deserve prominence in the municipality, namely, tea plantations Gorreana and Porto Formoso. At the factory of liquors of Eduardo Ferreira & Children are produced various types of liqueurs, particularly the passion fruit and the wine with the brand "Capote's wife". From April to June are the feasts of the Holy Spirit, the most traditional of the archipelago. Although they differ from place to place, all have as background the coronation of an emperor, the day which are distributed offerings of bread, meat and wine to the needy.

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Pico do Refúgio
Pico do Refúgio

Farm dating from the early 17TH century, located south of the village of Rabo de Peixe, just fifteen minutes drive from Ponta Delgada airport. Over three hundr…

Santa Bárbara Eco Beach Resort
Santa Bárbara Eco Beach Resort

4 star

De qualquer um dos 14 quartos a vista é a da praia privativa e da ilha de São Miguel. Espalhada pelos socalcos do terreno e rodeadas por um enorme manto verde …

Herdade Nossa Senhora das Graças
Herdade Nossa Senhora das Graças

This estate produces-if, since 1920, tea, honey, potatoes, corn, milk and butter. Guests can participate in agricultural activities and livestock from this sit…

Near Ribeira Grande

Povoação

Povoação


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Nordeste

Nordeste


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Vila Franca do Campo

Vila Franca do Campo


Situated on the southern coast of the island of São Miguel, the municipality of Vila Franca do Campo is bordered to the Northeast by the municipality…

Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada


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