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City of Beautiful Churches

Ponta Delgada is the capital of Saõ Miguel and the largest city of the Azores, with university established in 1975. The city is well worth exploring a day or two, it has many beautiful churches, palaces, museums and other magnificent buildings from the 17th to the 19th centuries. There are several attractive squares and beautiful gardens to relax, and long esplanade along the harbour. The city is easy to explore by foot. I very much enjoyed wandering through the cobbled narrow streets of the historic centre with attractive shops and inviting cafés and restaurants, and completed the tour of the city in Café Royal with a nice cup of coffee and some typical sweets of the island.

  • Last visit to Ponta Delgada: Jun 2009
  • Intro Updated Aug 22, 2009
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Interesting and informative tips! I love the Portuguese names of all these impressive buildings.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2011 at 3:32 AM

    Mira, outstanding page with brilliant photos of the capital of Sao Miguel. Especially the photo of the Chapel of Mother of God is fabulous.

  • Dec 1, 2010 at 10:04 PM

    this is a fantastic page mira! i cant believe i had missed this one. acores reminds me so much of madeira, in so many ways - from buildings, the landscape etc. fantastic!

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2010 at 8:25 AM

    Excelente página sobre Ponta Delgada. Já estive 2 vezes em S. Miguel, mas nunca explorei Ponta Delgada tão bem como tu.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2010 at 12:05 AM

    Looks like a lovely town to walk around in and I would defenitely visit Farggi a few times if I came to Ponta Delgada. Thank you Mira for the birthday wishes!

  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    So many churches to visit, great architecture ( including Manueline style), nice little streets - what an interesting place to visit. Thanks for that great page.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    A place I would like to be right now = enjoyed all your tips & nice photos :) all looks inviting!

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    Lovely page Mira. I enjoyed the mix of imposing buildings and little back streets, and all the details in your photos as always :-) The Galeria Arco 8 sounds interesting - what a shame it was closed. And as for the Gelataria - YUM!!

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2009 at 7:58 AM

    Great tips, thanks! I am planning my trip to Açores :-)

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2009 at 10:42 PM

    Very cute sculptures from San Antonio -- would love to go through the City Gates and explore this place. Beautiful Chapel of Mother of God! We will be in Portugal next month, but unfortunately I don't think we have this in the itinerary...Norman :)

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