Ponta Delgada is located on São Miguel Island in Portugal. This tranquil city offers a seaside promenade, a well-preserved historical landmarks and a journey into the world of the Azores culture.
Ponta Delgada is dotted with monuments, structures and squares that narrate tales of this Portuguese city's glorious past. Portas da Cidade, built in the 18th century, is the city gate that metaphorically represents the entrance of Azores. When you're done admiring the magnificent arches of the site, go for a quick visit to the Portuguese Manueline-style Igreja Matriz de São Sebastião – one of the most beautiful churches in the area. Made with basalt stone, Mae de Deus Church is located atop a hill and offers panoramic views of the city.
If you get hungry after a day of exploring Ponta Delgada, get yourself a seat at O Museu for a delicious plate of grilled swordfish. Boca de Cena is another place that you must try on your Ponta Delgada trip. This owner of this restaurant not only cooks but also serves everything on his own. Try not to miss the crispy octopus and the honey braised tuna when you're at this restaurant.
João Paul II International Airport connects Ponta Delgada to some major European and North American countries. There are a good number of cruise lines that stop at Ponta Delgada as well, if you’re looking for a different way to travel to this city.