Add dates

Ponta Delgada Culture & history

Our most recommended Ponta Delgada Culture & history

Ponta Delgada: Historical Walking Tour

1. Ponta Delgada: Historical Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in history on this walking tour of the beautiful Ponta Delgada. You will meet your guide at Portas da Cidade, the 18th-century city gate located right next to the quay.  Your guide will take you back through the history of the town, which started as a fishing village in the 15th century, was later plundered by pirates and corsairs, and saw many naval wars and battles. Discover what drew renowned poets, famous sculptors, and prominent politicians to this small seaside town. Walk along the charming narrow streets, admire the beautiful architecture and learn about the people who lived there.

From Ponta Delgada: Lakes and Sete Cidades Trip with Lunch

2. From Ponta Delgada: Lakes and Sete Cidades Trip with Lunch

Explore a 3-hour linear trail around Sete Cidades. Begin your tour next to the grand Muro das Nove Janelas (Wall of the Nine Windows), a 760-meter stone aqueduct that is over 100 years old. Pass through a forest of Japanese cedars and ascend to the top of Pico da Cruz. Experience stunning panoramic views of the island’s north and south coasts in the foreground and Serra de Água de Pau in the background. Follow the route to the north crest of the blue lake while appreciating magnificent views of the Sete Cidades Lagoon and the Santiago Lagoon along the way. Discover the Lomba do Vasco viewpoint which offers a breath-taking view of the Sete Cidades caldera, a large volcanic crater. View the blue and green lakes and the Peninsula. Arrive at Seara House and head towards the center of the parish of Sete Cidades, where the route ends.

  • Guided tours
2 activities found
Sort by:

Frequently asked questions about Ponta Delgada

What top attractions are a must-see in Ponta Delgada?

The must-see attractions in Ponta Delgada are:

What are the best day trips and excursions from Ponta Delgada?

The best day trips and excursions from Ponta Delgada are:

Furnas

What are the best inexpensive tours in Ponta Delgada?

Other Sightseeing Options in Ponta Delgada

Want to discover all there is to do in Ponta Delgada? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Ponta Delgada

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 199 reviews

We had a lovely time on this tour with our guide Manuela. She was an excellent guide and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing parts of the city we likely wouldn't have gotten to on our own. The market was especially nice to see as well as climbing the tour in the city centre which gave us a great view.

We start from Carlos Machado museum,which I would recommend to visit any traveller! Than we call in Churches,galleries,make a small walk around the centre. We’ve got super impressions and understanding of the island life.

Lots of explanations about the life and traditions of the locals Very friendly and professional guide