Campo de São Francisco, in Ponta Delgada, is where one of the biggest religious festivities in Portugal takes place: the famous cult of Santo Cristo dos Milagres. His image is found in the Convent of Nossa Senhora da Esperança. It is a celebration full of colors, devotion, and music with thousands of people, many emigrants from the USA and Canada, who travel to the island of São Miguel for this special event.
Every year, on the fifth Sunday after Easter, the highlight is the procession through the streets covered with carpets of colored wood shavings. Discover more about the Azorean traditions and festivals with us.
We also take you to experience the Azorean past at the Oficina-Museu in the village of Capelas, in São Miguel. It is an exhibition of Azorean culture and over 40 traditional arts and crafts can be found there. It is a true return to our roots. A passage in time and how the professions of our people were, from blacksmiths to carpenters, whalers who survived thanks to whale hunting, as well as distilleries, schools, among many other works represented by original objects from the last century.