Ponta Delgada Things to Do

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  • 1. Azorean Gift Shop

    In the city or at the airport the best place to find the Azorean specialties and handcrafts. The airport store Azorean Gift Shop is open every day from 6 am to 9 pm, you can get the best cheeses,...

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  • 2. Church up on the hill

    This church stands high up on a hill on the east side of town. I don't know what it's called and it wasn't open but the views were rather nice from the hill....

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  • 3. The three arches

    It was said that if you go through these gates, you'll never want to leave the town. Hmmm... I didn't want to try that, just in case...This is said to be the...

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  • 4. University garden

    This is not the biggest of gardens but there are trees from many different places in the world in the area. There's also a small pond and beautiful camellias...

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  • 5. Todos Santos

    Church of all the saints which used to serve as Jesuit college in the early days. It has a very impressive facade so I just had to take a picture. The building...

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  • 6. Igreja de São José

    Igreja de São José is a simple but impressive church with three naves inside. It's the only one I visited during my stay. There were numerous churches and they...

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  • 7. Enjoy the weather

    If the weather is fine and you are not up for coffee or beer, relax by a fountain and enjoy an ice cream, or stroll the waterfront and enjoy the colors of the...

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  • 8. Forte de São Brás

    The Forte de São Brás stands to protect the valuable cargo of her merchantmen from pirates and buccaneers. Times have changed and the forte now houses a...

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  • 9. Jardim Antero de Quental

    Antero de Quental was a poet from the island so it is fitting that his garden is in close proximity to the library. Antero de Quental is known for his...

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  • 10. Public Library

    After crossing the Atlantic (without internet), my sister wanted to find a place where she could download Celia's school assignments (part of this trip was...

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  • 11. Jardim Antonio Borges

    After many days at sea, it is good to sit under a tree and relax, and boy does this garden have a tree. Antonio Borges was an amateur botanist whose jardim was...

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  • 12. Portas da Cidade (City Gates)

    Ponta Delgada's City Gates (Portas da Cidade) are arguably the most iconic and recognisable sight in the city.These three arches stand at the edge of the square...

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  • 13. Dolphin & Whale Watching Tours

    One of the most popular activites in Ponta Delgada is to go out to sea on one of the organised Dolphin &Whale Watching Tours.Unfortunately, we didn't get chance...

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  • 14. Military Museum of the Azores

    We paid a brief visit to the Military Museum of the Azores during our stay in Ponta Delgada in September 2014.The museum is housed in the seafront Forte de Sao...

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  • 15. City Hall Bell Tower (Torre Sineira)

    We climbed Ponta Delgada's City Hall Bell Tower ("Torre Sineira") during our stay in the city in September 2014.It is free to enter and you climb 106 steps to...

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  • 16. Paços do Concelho

    The building, which is on Praça do Município, is an interesting example of the baroque style (17th and 18th centuries). The tower, built in 1724, with a bell...

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  • 17. Palácio de Santana

    This palace was designed by an English architect in 1846. It is located on the North side in Ponta Delgada, inside a beautiful garden and serve nowadays as the...

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  • 18. Museu Carlos Machado

    This monument was at the past a convent (Saint André Convent). Nowadays it houses the Carlos Machado Museum. This museum portrays the development of the...

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  • 19. Convento e Capela de Nossa Senhora da Esperança

    The Convent and Chapel of Our Lady of Hope, known as "Convento da Esperança" or simply Saint Christ's Church "Igreja do Senhor Santo Cristo", is home to the...

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  • 20. Whale watching.

    Whale watching is big on the Azores and Ponta Delgada has several companies offering it.The Azores has a lot of whales, both several spieces of migrating whales...

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  • 21. Visit the tobacco factory.

    In Ponta Delgada you have a tobacco factory that produces cigarettes from the tobacco grown on the island and they also have a cigar production where they use...

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  • 22. Nature exploration on San Miguel, the Azores

    Do not miss:- Ponta Delgada itself- Hiking around Lagoa de Fogo, Furnas lake, Sete Cidades lakes (these are found across the island, each should be a day's...

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  • 23. One of best short trips we ever took.

    We took a cruise with Royal Caribbean, got out at port Ponta Delgada without clear cut plan or purchased excursion. Stopped at Information Center across the...

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  • 24. A statue in honor of the emmigrants.

    The Azores used to be a very impoverised place, especially during the Salazar dictatorship where commonman had almost no chance of education and prosperity and...

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  • 25. The Sao Sebastiao church.

    The Sao Sebastiao church is the main church in Ponta Delgada and it´s a 15th century church with a lot of interesting touches.The entrances to the church are...

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