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    Lagoa do Fogo

    by Avieira67 Updated May 31, 2014

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    Esta lagoa, com uma área superficial de 5.06 km2 e uma profundidade máxima de 26 m, encontra-se numa reserva natural e faz parte do complexo vulcânico do Fogo. Localiza-se no fundo da caldeira de abatimento mais recente da ilha. A última erupção vulcânica data de 1563.
    Muitas espécies de plantas endémicas, tais como Juniperus brevifolia, Laurus azorica, Frangula azorica e Erica azorica podem ser vistas ao longo do trilho que dá para a superfície da lagoa.
    Dos miradouros tem-se boas vistas panorâmicas da lagoa, mas é um enorme desafio espreitá-la do topo do Pico da Barrosa, à cota de 947 metros.

    This lake, with a surface area of 5.06 km2 and a maximum depth of 26 m, is included in a nature reserve, forming the volcanic complex called Fogo. It is located in the bottom of the most recent summit caldera on the island. The last eruption occured in 1563.
    There is a narrow path leading down to the lake and many protected plant species, such as Juniperus brevifolia, Laurus azorica, Frangula azorica and Erica azorica can be seen on the way.
    From the viewpoints you have a good perspective of the lake, but it's a challenge to see it from the top of Pico da Barrosa, at 947 metres of altitude.

    DAY TRIP - VISITA DE 1 DIA
    Bus Ponta Delgada - Ribeira Grande + Táxi

    Lagoa do Fogo Fire Lake Lagoa do Fogo Lagoa do Fogo Lagoa do Fogo

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    Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Estrela

    by Avieira67 Updated May 27, 2014

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    This mother church was sanctified in 1517 and dedicated to the Purification of the Holy Virgin. The interior consists of three naves, and the Chapel of the Three Kings, which is decortated in painting, is putstanding, as is Chapel of Santíssimo with valuable carving. The treasure can be fount in the sacristy, which includes some notables pieces such as the 16th century flemish triptych of painting on wood. In the upper choir, a great work of art, Arcano, could be found. In 2009 it was moved to the Casa do Arcano Museum.

    Church Nossa Senhora da Estrela

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    Casa do Arcano

    by Avieira67 Updated May 26, 2014

    O Arcano é um conjunto de cerca de 92 quadros de pequenas figuras, maioritariamente religiosas, moldadas à mão e compostas de vários materiais, entre os quais farinha de arroz, gelatina animal, goma-arábica e vidro moído. De acordo com a autora, Madre Teresa do Apocalipse (Ribeira Grande, 1779 – 1858), a sua obra prima contém os mistérios mais importantes do Antigo e Novo Testamento.
    Os quadros encontram-se criteriosamente dispostos e legendados num expositor organizado em três divisões verticais.
    Este tesouro regional encontra-se, desde 2009, na casa onde residiu a religiosa.

    The Arcanum is a set of about 92 portraits of small figures, most of them of religious scenes, all handmade, made up of different materials such as rice flour, animal gelatine, arabic gum and grounded glass. According to the author, Mother Maria Teresa do Apocalipse (Ribeira Grande, 1779 - 1858), her masterpiece intends to convey the most important mysteries of the Old and New Testaments.
    The portraits are carefully arranged and labeled in an exhibitor organized into three vertical divisions.
    This regional treasure is housed, from 2009, in the house where the religious has lived.

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    Convento e Igreja de São Francisco

    by Avieira67 Updated May 25, 2014

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    This monument is a notable example of the 17th century baroque architecture. The church contains statuary and relics from 17th and 18th centuries. Brother Agostinho de Mont'Alverne (17th-18th century), an Azorean chronicler, lived here.

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    Caldeiras da Ribeira Grande

    by Avieira67 Updated May 25, 2014

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    This is an area where one can find bubbling hot springs encompassed by a lush grove of trees.
    A traditional Thermal Centre is located here.
    The Caldeiras Snack-Bar Restaurant offers you a variety of local food and, if you book in advance, you can enjoy the Cozido à Portuguesa cooked in the spots around the hotspring.
    To reach Lombadas Valley take the right road just before the Snack-Bar Restaurant. It is a long way on foot.

    There is no public transportation available to this place.

    Hotspring The Thermal Centre

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    Museu Municipal

    by Avieira67 Updated Jul 12, 2009

    This museum is housed in the manor house of São Vicente Ferrer dating back before 1725, beloging to the sergeant-mor of Ribeira Grande, Francisco de Arruda e Sá.
    In this museum, visitors are invited to explore this notable monument, especially the Baroque wooden altar-pice in its chapel, where there is a statue dedicated to Saint Vicent Ferrer, and the well known ethnographical mechanical nativity Scene among ethnographical and ornamental tile collections.

    Timetable
    Monday to Friday
    8:30 - 12:30
    13:30 -14:30

    Entrance Free

    Mechanical Nativity Scene

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    Liqueur tasting

    by Zirpsis Written Feb 28, 2008

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    Mulher de Capote is a manufacturer of liqueurs and different sorts of brandy. Specialities pineapple and passionfruit brandy (passion fruit = maracuja). Also honey and jams and jellies of a variety of berries. But the variety of bottle and jar shapes is remarkable: you can buy your poison in most peculiar bottles. Interesting. We got to taste before deciding what to buy, which was nice.

    Entrance to the shop Nice bottles and jars More bottles I wanted to buy them all
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    Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Estrela

    by tolovajka Written Aug 7, 2007

    Mother church from the 16.th century. Valuable interior. Do not miss the "arcano" (see my second photo here): hundred of tiny figures made from bread, representing scene from the Old and New Testament. They were made in the 19th century by Sister Clarissa Margarida do Apocalipse.

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    O Fontenário

    by Avieira67 Written Jun 11, 2005

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    Here, in front of the church of São Pedro (Ribeira Seca), you find the remains of a 16th century fountain visible below ground level and one of the few remains of the town destroyed by the volcanic eruption in 1563.

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    Igreja de São Pedro

    by Avieira67 Written Apr 11, 2005

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    This parish church, which is located in Ribeira Seca, is linked to the traditional festivity Cavalhadas. It was built in the 16th century and restored in the 18th, and houses a valuable 16th century statue of its patron saint.

    Church of Saint Peter Igreja de S��o Pedro

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    Os Paços do Concelho

    by Avieira67 Updated Apr 11, 2005

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    This beautiful building from the 16th and 17th centuries, is a good example of the civil Azorean architecture. There is a collection of portraits of the Chiefs of State from the days of D. Maria II to the present. On the corner of the adjoining house, there is a Manueline window dating back from the 16th century.

    City Hall City Hall

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    Igreja de São Pedro

    by tolovajka Written Aug 7, 2007

    Parish church built in the 16th century, linked to the festivity "Cavalhadas de São Pedro", dedicated to St. Peter (29th June).

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Architecture

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    Igreja do Espírito Santo

    by Avieira67 Updated Apr 11, 2005

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    This religious building is one of the most impressive examples of the 17th century Azorean baroque period.

    Holy Spirit Church

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