"RIBEIRA GRANDE" Ribeira Grande by Avieira67

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Ribeira Grande in Portuguese means large river. In fact this municipality located on the central part of São Miguel Island, with a population of 32,112 inhabitants (data from 2011), is crossed by a large river.
The seat of the municipality, Ribeira Grande city, with a population of 12,967 inhabitants (data from 2011), is linked with an express way to Ponta Delgada, the capital, located about 14 km southwest.
These cities are well connected by public transportation.

The municipality comprises 14 parishes, including the big fishing village of Rabo de Peixe and the picturesque village of Porto Formoso, where we find one of the two tea factories and Moinhos beach.
In this municipality is located, at the central part of the Island, Pico da Barrosa (Barrosa Peak). One of the most interesting landscape of the Azores, a volcano crater housing the Lagoa do Fogo is located in the area. This lake is accessible through a road passing by Caldeira Velha, a natural swimming pool, served by hot water from a waterfall, located in a Protected Natural Garden.
Other interesting natural places worth a visit include Caldeiras (geysers), located on a quiet place, and the amazing Vale das Lombadas.

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  • chiara76's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2006 at 3:57 PM

    Interesting page but it would be nice to see more photos;) Greetings from Poland.


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