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Graciosa by Mary af Rövarhamn
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Graciosa by Paulo Roberto Silva
Graciosa Island
Graciosa Island by Azores Adventures
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Top sigths of Portugal

When describing religious landmarks of the country, we cannot fail to mention the Christ the King statue. It was built in 1959 and is an exact copy of the statue located in Rio de Janeiro. The height of the statue is 28 meters; there is an observation deck near the statue, from which visitors will be able to enjoy it stunning panoramic views of Lisbon. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Graciosa

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

Travel guide to Graciosa

Travelers, who are indifferent to fish and seafood, will be charmed by local pastries. Queijadas da ilha graciosa is a popular dessert on the island. This dish is somewhat reminiscent of traditional cottage cheese pancakes. The island is also famous for its special type of sweet bread that is called massa sovada. Lamperia de ovos is one more popular national dish that is cooked from eggs. On Graciosa, there are … Open

Graciosa for children - what to visit

What about younger children, they would probably like snorkelling. You can easily rent a mask and a snorkel on any equipped beach. Water is absolutely clear, rough waves are quite a rare occasion here and, moreover, many marine animals live even quite near the coast. Even three-year-olds are allowed to do snorkelling – but under the parents’ supervision. An absolutely deserted Playa Beach would be an … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

Embroidered pillowcases, tablecloths and towels by local needlewomen would be an extremely nice souvenir too. Embroidery traditions appeared here with the first settlers. The craft lives since then. Furthermore, lace is also purchased here in great amounts. Local men inherit secrets of wood carving through generations, so there is a bunch of diverse wooden things as well. You can buy easily anything – from a … Open

Best beaches

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

Cuisine and top restaurants

And don’t forget to try Piri Piri – Portuguese chicken. Moreover, local chefs also like cooking stewed peppers stuffed with various fillings: meat, fish or vegetables. Then, there is another peculiar dish – marinated pork liver. To those tourists who are keen on everything exotic, we would recommend trying local blood sausage. Common European steaks or baked meat with cheese are also served in local … Open

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