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  • Ramps leading down to the marina in Ponta Delgada.
    Ramps leading down to the marina in...
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  • Handicap toilets at the marina in Ponta Delgada.
    Handicap toilets at the marina in Ponta...
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  • Nice pavement.
    Nice pavement.
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    Hanicap friendly marina and harbour.

    by cachaseiro Written Jul 17, 2013

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    Ramps leading down to the marina in Ponta Delgada.
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    Favorite thing: The area around the harbour and the marina in Ponta Delgada is quite handicap friendly with good broad ramps leading to and from the marina.
    These have been build to help trucks getting down there too with supplies for the various shops, cafes, restaurants aswell as cruise ships docking there from time to time.
    They also have toilets with wheelchair acces at the marina.
    If you happen to arrive with a cruise ship in Ponta Delgada and is a wheelchair user then you should have little problems getting around the harbour area.

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    Teofilo Braga.

    by cachaseiro Written Jul 10, 2013

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    Statue of Teofilo Braga.

    Favorite thing: Teofilo Braga was a portuguese writer who ended up serving as the leader of the provisionary goverment of Portugal right after the monarchy came to an end in 1910.
    He was strongly against monarchy and church clerics.
    Teofilo Braga was a guy who lived a very simple life despite being the leader of the country and is generally very respected for his integrity and in Ponta Delgada he is honerd with a little statue right outside the fort down by the harbour.

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    Ponta Delgada is a cruise ship harbour.

    by cachaseiro Written May 1, 2012

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    Cruise ship in Ponta Delgada harbour.
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    Favorite thing: Ponta Delgada has a pretty big harbour that is capable of taking in really big ships including cruise ships.
    That makes it a natural port of call for cruise ships crossing the Atlantic and a lot of cruise ships stop by Ponta Delgada.
    The local tourist information is quite good at dealing with the influx of the many tourists from the ships and they employ quite a few young people to walk around the harbour area and give the visitors advice while the cruise ships are in the harbour.
    The harbour is right in the middle of Ponta Delgada so it´s a nice place to dock with a cruise ship as you can easily take a walk around the town by yourself.

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    Goncalo Velho Cabral.

    by cachaseiro Updated Apr 26, 2012

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    Statue of Goncelo Velho Cabral in Ponta Delgada.

    Favorite thing: Goncalo Velho Cabral was the person who made the first settlement in Sao Miguel.
    He was a munk from the order of Christ, who under the their leader Henry the navigator set sails to explore the new world.
    These days he is honored with a statue on the main square in Ponta Delgada where he stands right in from of the city gate and looks out towards the sea.

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    Go for a swim in the harbour.

    by cachaseiro Written Oct 13, 2011

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    Swimming in the harbour in Ponta Delgada.

    Favorite thing: Ponta Delgada does not really have much in way of beaches, but they have compensated for that by fencing off part of the harbour and build facilities for swimmers and sun seekers, so you can now safely go for a swim right in the center of the harbour in Ponta Delgada.

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    The prison is in an old monestary.

    by cachaseiro Written Oct 26, 2010

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    The prison in  Ponta Delgada.

    Favorite thing: In 1834 all religious orders were prohibited in Portugal for a period of a few decades and in that period many monestarys were converted in to various other things and in Ponta Delgada they have a pretty big former monestary that has now become the towns prison.
    It´s situated right by the sea and the prisoners surely have a good view from there.

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    Nice pavements.

    by cachaseiro Written Oct 26, 2010

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    Ponta Delgada pavement.
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    Favorite thing: Ponta Delgada has some really nice pavements that are quite typical for Portugal.
    They did originally originate in Mesopotamia and were brought to Portugal by the moors, but these days it´s considerd an old portugese tradition to use basalt and limestone to pave the sidewalks in this nice manner.
    These pavements are not the cheapest or the most practical, but they are sure pretty and let´s hope for the future that they keep this tradition.

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    Internet usage

    by Zirpsis Written Feb 28, 2008

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    Use the Internet here

    Favorite thing: You can use the Internet at the Internet Cafe of Parque Atlantique mall or here at the Telecommunications office. The cost here was 1 euro for 1/2 hr, which is not bad. At our hotel (Marina Atlantico) the cost was 3 euros for 15 minutes. This place is at the Praca Vasco da Gama.

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