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Portas da Cidade

Praca Goncalo Velho, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-063, Portugal
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Praca Goncalo Velho, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-063, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

You can walk to anywhere in PDL so you can't miss the Portas da Cidade (City Gates) if you are out and about. They were built in the eighteenth century with the harbor on one side and Igreja do Santo Cristo church on the other...More

Thank Root B
Reviewed yesterday

Probably the nicest place of Ponta Delgada, around the church, not extensive visit but nice to view.

Thank Scorpioyves
Reviewed 3 days ago

Be sure to visit the city gate, less than 10 minutes walk from the main cruise terminal, to enjoy strolling down the streets nearby when you visit Ponta Delgaga. There are plenty of shops, cafes and street vendors along your way. You'll find friendly folks...More

Thank DeniseInAz
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is well known by the people of Sao Miguel.It is a great place to meet your travel group or family if you decide to go sight seeing on your own. Also great place to have your photos taken.portas da cidade is a historical...More

Thank marieamato
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful! This is the gateway to the city of Ponta Delgada. There are churches close by with wonderful arcitecture, too. Easy walking, definite photo opportunities abound, rich in history. The use of volcanic substance is unreal here! And beautiful!

Thank 2fortheroad2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The city gates (Portas da Cidade) are right in the center of Ponta Delgada and welcomes you. To visit

Thank Daniel N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ponta Delgada has not such a big city centre, so it is great for photowalk. Buildings, walls and roads are made mostly from volcanic stones, which gives some interesting textures. Azorians in general are very nice and helpfull. Will come back.

Thank DarkoF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We looked around and are at a great restaurant. Other than that, we saw a horse drawn carriage and many restaurants around. Good place to people watch. There are better things to do on the island.

Thank carriskis
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Central plaza of Ponta Delgada, impossible to miss if you are staying there. Beautiful architecture and nice atmosphere.

Thank Origamiboi
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were here on Palm Sunday arriving on a cruise ship. The city gates are a short walk from the cruise port and is quite photogenic. many locals were out and about so it was a great place to people watch

Thank sentellr
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