Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Graciosa1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Graciosa with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Graciosa areaThis Graciosa map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Graciosa and surroundings
Portugal - moving around the countryDue to the fact that the transport infrastructure in Portugal is quite well developed, travelers would not have any problems with traveling through its territory. The quality of roads here is at a fairly good level, although free roads are much worse than toll roads. You can rent a car in order to be able to travel by yourself. The permitted speed in residential areas is 50 km/h, on major roads not more than 90 km/h. On the other hand, on highways, it is possible to accelerate up to 120 km/h. The railway network does not cover all regions of the country, but it will be possible to get to the most visited cities from the capital. The cost of traveling by train depends on the class of the wagon (first or second class), the direction of travel and the time of the year. … Open
Overview of festivals and celebrations in PortugalThe main holidays of the year are Christmas and Easter which are traditionally celebrated with family, relatives and closest friends. The Portuguese certainly participate in divine service, and then lovingly decorate the table with an abundance of local dishes and alcoholic beverages. On the night before Christmas, the Portuguese participate in religious worship. This is accompanied by a well prepared meal laid in the temple. In all houses, traditional fish dishes, as well as dishes from turkey are eaten for dinner. Celebrations are never complete without all sorts of baked desserts and sweet rolls. There is also the compulsory visitation of relatives which is accompanied by exchanges of gifts. … Open
Photogallery of Graciosa sights
Our guide to Graciosa
In the northwestern part of the island there is the biggest beach - Playa de las Conchas, which length is over 500 meters. Here you can enjoy a marvelous panoramic view of the uninhabited Islands nearby. Even in the midst of the tourist season, it will not be difficult for recreationists to find a secluded place to stay. There is the charming beach Caleta de Arriba nearby with incredibly beautiful golden sand. It is … Open
Shopping, streets and outlets
If you decide to get a «tasty» gift here, then you can start from a local canned tuna. It’s fished near the island’s coasts in large numbers, so it’s rather cheap. In addition, you can buy locally produced sausages. However, buy only vacuumed products in order to bring it home safe and fresh. Above all that, you can also buy a bottle or two of the local wine from grapes which were grown right … Open
Graciosa for children - what to visit
particularly curious children would enjoy their stay on the island too. You definitely have to visit the Graciosa Ethnographic Museum. Not only household items, clothes, works of art of people who have ever lived here since the island’s colonization but also diverse items connected with whaling and vineyards cultivation are exhibited there. If your child is especially interested in art, then try to get to … Open
Travel guide to Graciosa
An absolutely charming small island with exotic nature, Graciosa will impress gourmet travelers. Local gastronomic traditions were much shaped by the Portuguese cuisine. Local restaurants offer a fantastic choice of meals with fish and seafood. Stewed and roasted fish is the usual food of locals that they eat on an everyday basis. Besides fish, local restaurants offer lobsters and crabs, as well as various mussels. … Open
Traditions and mentality of Graciosa
If you arrange meeting with someone from the locals for the first time, it’s better to come in time, so you would give the impression of a reliable and punctual person. But then it would be pretty fine to come 10-15 minutes later on the following meetings and nobody would even ask you to excuse yourself. However, you can never come late for lunch. Lunch is the most important meal here, that is why it’s … Open
Cuisine and top restaurants
Tourists from all over the world come to Graciosa Island, so such dishes as pizza, pasta, hamburgers which are absolutely casual for us one can easily find here too. Besides, there are diverse sushi bars as well. Then, remember that lunch has always been the most important meal of the day for Portuguese, and local inhabitants are not the exception in that case. So, if you’re already dreaming about sitting in … Open