Vila Nova Hotel-Residencial
Rua Joao Francisco Cabral 1-3 9500-208 Centro, Ponta Delgada, 9500-208, Portugal
More about Ponta Delgada
Forte de Sao Bras.
main square of ponta delgada sao miguel
Baía dos Anjos
Anyone ever stay there? just wondering if it's as nice as it looks on the picture online :) last time we stayed in PDG we stayed at the Bahia Palace..not bad but really really far from town.
Re: Talisman Hotel?
I know well hotel talismã. It's a good hotel very well located, just near to the govermental palace.
But, if you prefere to stay in a private apartment, I can rent you one near the hotel holiday in (place Calheta), close to the marina of Ponta Delgada, for a very good price. My apartment is available in July and Septembre.
Have a good time in Azores.
Travel Tips for Ponta Delgada
Forte de São Brás
At the end of the present-day harbour you'll find Forte de São Brás (Fortress of São Brás); looking back provides a pleasing view of the continuity of architecture along the waterfront. Construction on this fort began in 1552. Reinforcements were made during the time of Spanish rule to protect the city against pirate attacks which were common at the time. These pirates from England, France and Holland did everything to take control of the islands away from Spain while that country laid claim to Portugal and the Azores.
It's a typical Renaissance fort although it was significantly altered during the 19th century. Yet, it remains an important sight in the city's landscape, which is not to be missed. Today the fort serves as a base for the Portuguese navy. It also houses the Military Museum (open Tues-Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 1pm - 6pm, closed on Sundays and holidays). During my visit (June 2009) it was closed because of renovation work. Along the front wall of the fort is a monument to soldiers of World War I.
Biblioteca Pública e Arquivo de Ponta Delgada
Biblioteca Pública e Arquivo de Ponta Delgada (Public Library and Archives) is next to Igreja do Colégio de Todos-os-Santos. This location was originally part of the Jesuit College which became the Convento dos Gracianos after the Jesuits were forced to leave Portugal in 1759. It underwent several alterations and uses throughout its history. The library was founded here in 1841.
This Public Library and Archives is considered to be one of the most important in the whole Portugal for the wealth and diversity of the endowments and collections in its possession. The museum houses book collections dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, some of which came from convents, first editions and other valuable editions. There is also the Camões collection, among others.
In summer months it is open Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 2pm-7pm, and in winter Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
San Miguel Island
San Miguel is the biggest of the 9 Azores islands. Volcanic, green, full of flowers and sorrounded by the blue ocean. It is beautiful!
You will find almost no tourism! calm, silence nature.
You will have all seasons everyday: rain in the morning, hot at midday, chilly in the afternoon and cold at night. Just in case you should take an umbrella and your bikini when you leave the hote.
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