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 of the village, to the North by the Ribeira Grande and the Southwest, by the pond. The highest point of the County is approximately 947 feet, in Pico da Barrosa. Here you get a magnificent view of the Lake of fire. Founded by Gonçalo Vaz Botelho, who settled here in the mid-11th century, Vila Franca do Campo was for two centuries the residence location captains donors. It was the island's capital until 1522, however, has been beset by a violent earthquake, which made her lose importance. The natural beauty combined with the quality of the beaches attracts numerous visitors. The island, situated about 1 km from the coast of the village, is the result of the action of coastal erosion on a volcanic cone with a geological composition based on tuff. In addition to the landscape, there are local wealth that deserve reference, namely the ethnographic museum in the House of the people, the Municipal Museum and the manufacture of earthenware. Queijadas de Vila had its origin in the Santo André Convent sweets are manufactured by only two families guarding the secret of this delicacy in the region.

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Pestana Bahia Praia
Pestana Bahia Praia

4 star

O Pestana Bahia Praia é um hotel 4 estrelas localizado no Arquipélago dos Açores, na ilha de S. Miguel, com acesso direto à Praia Baia de Água d ´Alto e com um…

Convento de São Francisco
Convento de São Francisco

This 17th-century convent is situated in the Centre of Vila Franca do Campo. Offers ten comfortable and elegant rooms which provide magnificent views of the su…

Near Vila Franca do Campo

Povoação

Povoação


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Nordeste

Nordeste


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Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada


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Ribeira Grande

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…