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Interesting architectural landmarks and museums can also be found in Sintra, the main symbol of which is Palácio da Pena. The palace was built in 1939 on the ruins of a monastery and is well-known as the most romantic and elegant palace in Portugal. The palace was built in a way so it attached a remaining part of the monastery and a small chapel. The old part of the city is home to a very beautiful building - the Castelo dos Mouros (The Moors Castle), which was built 10 centuries ago. If one doesn't take into consideration massive protective walls, the building looks more like a castle from a fairy tale rather than an ancient fortress. The castle was empty for many years until it was restored in the 19th century. Nowadays, it's a very interesting open air museum. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Sao Miguel Island

Sao Miguel Island sightseeing

The largest of the Azores, San Miguel, has long begun to attract curious travelers. People come here to see its priceless historical monuments, have a scenic stroll and relax at charming beaches untouched by civilization. San Miguel owes its unofficial name, "Green Island", to picturesque landscapes and a huge number of unique natural attractions. Travelers preferring to devote considerable time to strolls through … Open

Cultural excursion through Sao Miguel Island - things to see

Most of the old buildings are located in the capital, Ponta Delgada. You can start exploring the city with the walk on the territory of the Fort of St. Brace. The fortification is well preserved, there are not only narrow streets and abandoned casemates beyond the perimeter of the massive walls, but also quite an interesting Military Museum. The fortress was built in the 15th century and has not been rebuilt since … Open

Top hotels with reviews

Outside the capital, there are also lots of attractive hotels. Tourists who choose to stay in Furnas town should pay attention to Terra Nostra Garden hotel. It would certainly impress nature lovers, as it’s situated at the fabulously beautiful valley. Its guests have a great opportunity to rent a bike that will help to explore picturesque surroundings in a more convenient way. Popular volcanic pools with … Open

Attractions and active leisure

Do not miss the chance to visit the plateau of Caldeira Velha geysers, where everything is literally covered with steam, the air is filled with the aroma of sulfur. Boiling water constantly splashes into the air from the ground. It is an unforgettable phenomenal. there is a waterfall with very warm water, just above the trail from the plateau, where you can swim at any time of the day or night. Do you want to … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Locals often eat first courses. It is worth trying the sour vegetable soup, vegetable broth with fish and meat, and classic fish soup. Light soups on chicken broth are also popular here. Be sure to try the chickpeas salad with tuna. Tuna is not only added to salads but also cooked separately, fried or baked. By the way, do not be surprised that the meat of this fish has a red colour. In general, there are many … Open

Traditions and mentality of Sao Miguel Island

The locals are very emotional people and they like to actively gesticulate and raise their voices when communicating. Despite this, the islanders don’t accept the bad form and show their emotions openly only in the company of friends. It is also important to observe all the rules of decency concerning the appearance. «Clothes do not make the man» - this proverb describes the mentality of the residents of … Open

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