Ponta Delgada, in the Azores

Ponta Delgada was the last port of our fall cruise.  It’s located on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores.  The Azores are a group of extinct volcano islands, an archipelago, belonging to Portugal.  They are almost a third of the way across the Atlantic.

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It was a Sunday and  many places were closed but we took a nice walk around the small town. 

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This is the Portas da Cidade, the historical entrance to Ponta Delgada.

The small Fort Sao Bras is right on the water.  This is still an active military base.

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Looking back across the waterfront from the fort to our ship.

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No shops were open but some churches were.  This is St Joseph’s.

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The Convent of Our Lady of Hope

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Impressive blue tiles in the chapel.

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This small church was not in use.

We knew we were in Portugal because of the tiled streets!

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A few cafés were open but you can see it was pretty quiet here.

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DSC04243 C Look who we spied in a window.

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Good bye to Ponta Delgado.  Next stop – the U.S.A.

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4 Responses to Ponta Delgada, in the Azores

  1. Janet Freeman says:

    thanks again Gracia. I have not been to the Azores but Portugal is one of my favorites of the countries, re the tiled streets for one thing.

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