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Portas da Cidade

1,184 Reviews

Portas da Cidade

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Ponta Delgada Walking Tour
US$33.91 per adult
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Minibus City Tour (convertible)
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Small-Group Ponta Delgada Food Tour in Azores
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Praca Goncalo Velho, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-063 Portugal
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São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch
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São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch

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Eastern São Miguel boasts unique landscapes and attractions, but ticking them all off can be difficult. Travel with ease to these remote locations on a full-day tour from Ponta Delgada. Visit Nossa Senhora da Paz, Furnas Lake, Vila Franca do Campo, Pico do Ferro viewpoint, and Ribeira dos Caldeirões. Enjoy a “cozido” lunch and relax at natural wonders with a small group. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
US$80.16 per adult
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Vadim wrote a review Dec. 2020
Murmansk, Russia19,775 contributions2,476 helpful votes
Three high arches, built in 1783, are a symbol of the city, welcoming guests. Visitors to the island used to arrive at San Miguel by ship, not by plane, so the city gate stood on the waterfront. When the Avenida Infante D. Henrique was opened after world war II, the gate was dismantled and re-erected in 1952, 30 meters to the West, in the center of the Gonçalo Velho square. A statue of Gonçalo Velho Cabral himself stands in front of the gate. This Portuguese Navigator, who "rediscovered" San Miguel and Santa Maria, became the discoverer of the rest of the Azores.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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N D wrote a review Nov. 2020
Gatineau, Canada13 contributions2 helpful votes
Always nice to get a picture of the most iconic piece of architecture Ponta Delgada as to offer... and it's also free.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Naila A wrote a review Nov. 2020
Lisbon, Portugal84 contributions69 helpful votes
What a quaint downtown ! Love the architecture . Parking was easy. Very well kept streets . Lot of restaurants and shopping nearby.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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bertrand2204 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Oisterwijk, The Netherlands402 contributions93 helpful votes
I don't think you should absolutely make sure to go and see the gates but if you have the chance to pass by, just do it as the gates and the place around are nice to see. I would advise to go and see it at night as this is nicer with the lights.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Ays Espiritu wrote a review Jun. 2020
Bonn, Germany390 contributions108 helpful votes
The city gates are nicer at night as it is lighted. It is located on an open square and looks pretty with the church on the background
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Date of experience: July 2019
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