Points of Interest & Landmarks in Ponta Delgada

THE 10 BEST Ponta Delgada Points of Interest & Landmarks

Points of Interest & Landmarks in Ponta Delgada

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  • Life2Travel
    Charlotte, NC1,624 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The gates are a lovely entrance to the pedestrian area of downtown. The contrast of the white and black is stunning and makes for a popular photo stop. I hear they are lit up at night but I didn’t get to see them since we were only in port for the day.
    Written 6 May 2024
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  • Jo K
    Worcester, UK8,797 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We got to drive in a jeep around the top. A unique experience with greenzone tours. Great half day tour with Eddie. We stopped at the historic aqua duct on the way up too.
    Written 10 April 2023
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  • Robert D
    Brooklyn, New York3,873 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This fort contains an interesting military museum. You can explore the upper part of the fort to see the guns and admire the lovely views.
    Written 19 September 2023
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  • ROCruiser
    Claremont, CA4,578 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Right across from the cruise port conveniently located for a quick visit. Small but still beautiful.
    Written 13 March 2020
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  • Robert D
    Brooklyn, New York3,873 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Museu Carlos Machado has three buildings. You can buy a ticket for one of them or a combination ticket for all three. This building had an exhibit of Prince Albert I of Monaco and his explorations of the Azores. I found it interesting.
    Written 19 September 2023
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  • Buzzman11
    Mermaid Waters, Australia60 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    these gardens are a fair walk uphill from the harbour , but a must see, very well laid out in the old tradition , just a few euro to get in , you can't go in the palace which is a shame , but overall a great place to visit.
    Written 18 May 2018
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  • Anne S
    Leeds, UK575 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Found this wandering around Ponta Delgada with friends. Great views of the town from the top of the tower. Some of the steps are a little dodgy (old), but best of all - it's free to enter.
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • ksufan88
    Wichita, KS6,275 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The entrance to this tower is located around the corner from the front of city hall. The security guard may ask you where you are from and then you are free to climb the stone stairs. The initial climb is wide enough that if you meet someone descending, you can pass one another. These steps have some open spaces between them so may be uncomfortable for some people. Once you reach the bells, the remaining climb is a very tight spiral staircase where it is not possible to pass anyone that you might meet. Fortunately, this part of the climb is fairly short and when you emerge on the rooftop, you are rewarded with nice views all around the city.
    Written 29 July 2023
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