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Praca Goncalo Velho, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-063, Portugal
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We were only in this magnificent city for the day , sight seeing, it is very historical in and around the main gate area of the city. There's a must visit church in the square, very tranquil once inside. After, we enjoyed a coffee in...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Everyone that goes to Ponta Delgada has their photo done here - its a must see. You'll pass it often if you stay in PD for a few days

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The square is, at least for the history buff, something of a time machine as it takes you back to the era when it was a hub in the Portuguese maritime network.

Thank KOE211
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed in the north but visited Ponta Delgada twice just to be on the waterfront and to see the gates, the church, the restaurants in the square. Such a pretty part of the world. It reminds you of how old this area is. Canada...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Pretty but not much to see here. We went by here several times while in Ponta Delgada. Whatever you do on your visit I am sure that you will pass here.

Thank Edwin F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The square is lively with vendors, music, and the regular people going through another day. Very friendly and happy people.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Avery beautiful small square in the center. The gates and the church are interesting and worth a visit.

Thank Rami A
Reviewed 25 September 2018

If you plan to tour the town, start here at the "city gates", a beautiful centuries old series of arches adjacent to the Church of San Sebastion. Makes for a postcard perfect photo!

Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Difficult to review a historical spot such as this. But, if you’re in the area, it’s a must do. The whole area surrounding this is beautiful, so just take some time and stroll the streets and soak it all in. Very much worth it.

Thank RKS73
Reviewed 20 September 2018

The city gate doesn't look like much defensively, more like a decoration. With the church in the background it makes a great picture. The square is surrounded by a large number of restaurants, coffee shops and stores. I guess it's the centre of town

Thank HCovik
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We passed this "portas" by luck when we were walking through the harbour area of Ponta Delgada. From our perspective a must to stop for a while and appreciate the feeling of this area where you can leave in all directions.

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

What a lovely square both night and day. Lovely buildings surround the square of much interest whilst retaining a quiet charm. But then in the evening watch the brass band with 4 piece rock band and what a great nights entertainment and for free !...More

Thank David S
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