Ponta Delgada

Seaside promenade

Typical plaza

Cobblestone street

Igreja da Mae de Deus

Capital of the isle, economic center of the Archipelago, about 40 000 inhabitants. The historic core of the city with its many cobblestone streets is very picturesque but threatened by the overwhelming traffic.You will get almost everything you need, but sometimes you have to walk quite a while to find a certain shop. Like all cities in the island it is dominated by its ubiquituous churches. A southerly lifestyle is to be found on all of the many plazas with their countless cafes. You can sit there for hours on end and be a part of day to day life of the Azorians.

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