"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 29,318 inhabitants, is crossed by a large river.
The seat of the municipality, Ribeira Grande city, with a population of 5,300 inhabitants, is linked with an express way to Ponta Delgada, the capital, located about 14 km southeast.
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 Praia dos Moinhos beach.
In this municipality is located Pico da Barrosa (Barrosa Peak), in which crater we find one of the most interesting landscape of the Azores, Lagoa do Fogo. 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 quite place, and the amazing Lombadas Valley.
This is not a tourist place, but it is ideal to know genuine local people. This kind of restaurants offers local dishes... more travel advice
This parish church, which is located in Ribeira Seca, is linked to the traditional festivity Cavalhadas. It was built in... more travel advice
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