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Graciosa
Graciosa
Discover the Beauty of Graciosa Island
Graciosa
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Destination - Graciosa

Experience the enchanting beauty of Graciosa, the northernmost island in the central group of the Azores, classified by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve and aptly nicknamed the White Island. Explore the charming narrow streets of Santa Cruz da Graciosa, the island’s only municipality, and discover notable attractions such as the Parish Church of Santa Cruz da Graciosa, the Church of Santo Cristo, and the Ethnographic Museum, which showcases wine culture and whaling traditions.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle and admire the breathtaking panoramic view of Santa Cruz’s northern part from the peak of Mount Nossa Senhora da Ajuda. The area also boasts three stunning shrines, including Nossa Senhora da Ajuda, which is renowned as one of the Azores’ best examples of fortified religious architecture.

Graciosa’s architectural heritage is well-preserved, with an array of structures, including churches, chapels, cottages, and a unique water course architecture. Don’t miss the chance to see the stunning red-cupola windmills of Flemish origin that stand as a testament to the island’s abundant cereal production.

The Caldeira da Graciosa, a Regional Natural Monument, is the island’s most iconic landmark. Admire the large, striking crater, which is home to the Furna da Maria Encantada (Cave of Enchanted Mary) and the Furna do Enxofre (Sulphur Cave), two revered shrines to Mother Nature. Don’t miss the chance to experience the captivating beauty of Graciosa for yourself.

Things to do in Graciosa

Relax

Relaxing Beach Days

Relax on the beach, let the waves wash away worries. Soak up the sun, and rejuvenate in the calm scenery.

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Indulge in the feeling of sand between your toes and the taste of salt on your lips as you relax on the beach. Let the gentle sound of waves wash away your worries and allow yourself to fully unwind. Take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline, soak up the warm sun, and take in the breathtaking scenery around you. With sandy toes and kisses that taste of salt, you will feel truly rejuvenated and refreshed. So come on, let yourself slip into a blissful state of calm and tranquility – the beach is calling!

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