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Address: Praca Goncalo Velho, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-063, Portugal
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The "doors to the city" are pretty much depicted on anything to do with Sao Miguel and has become their "monument"

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Mike R
Stratford, Canada
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Braga, Portugal
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When I was exploring Ponta Delgada by foot, Portas da Cidade is a wonderful welcoming gateway to this beautiful capital! Very special and unique to my eyes!

Thank musicanaalma
Stratford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The "doors to the city" are pretty much depicted on anything to do with Sao Miguel and has become their "monument"

Thank Mike R
Porto, Portugal
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46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the city center, it has everything and still is so quiet. Just hang around here for a few minutes and wander around. There is much to see.

Thank viviana4ver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You really can feel some history around you. This gate was move stone by stone ages ago and put in middle of this square. This mais gate was located as the entrance of this city thru the sea. All people who arrived by boat had to pass by thru this gates. The location of this gate now it's surrounded by... More 

Thank Fla M
Bourne, United Kingdom
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515 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

this square, with its decorative gates, forms the centre of this beautiful waterfront town. All plaints of interest are accessible from here on foot

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Stop and sit at the outdoor cafe. Great place to have a cafe and watch people going into the cathedral. Great place to stop and have a drink and watch people. Break from walking and touring.

Thank CapeCodderRER
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

The gates are beautiful. Try to go during the week, it was hard to find d a restaurant open for dinner on Sunday night. We used the gates as a reference point to find our way around town.

Thank RealtorTraveling
Lisbon, Portugal
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a famous place in Ponta Delgada. i recommend to see it by dalight and by night, as the gate is enlighten by blue lights.

Thank sandramly
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This monument, erected in the late 18th century in the Azorean Barocco style, is the symbol of Ponta Delgada and the Sao Miguel island. It used to be part of the city fortification, now it is a self standing monument in the centre of a small square. It is an absolute must for everyone visiting the island.

Thank Veronika660
Pompano Beach, Florida
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Amazing church. The history and craftsmanship is amazing. The years of people who have walked on these same stones is amazing.

Thank mel s

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