Guide of the Azores – What to visit, what to eat and where sleep

The City Gates

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The City Gates, “Portas da Cidade”, in the form of three arches, exhibits both the royal and city crest on the front and was constructed during the 18th century. It was built next to the old port and transferred to its’ present location after the construction of the new avenue.

In the Gonçalo Velho Cabral Square, where the arches are located, a statue dated from 1953 is found of Gonçalo Velho Cabral. He apparently was the first to disembark on the islands of São Miguel and Santa Maria bringing people from continental Portugal.

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