Hotels in Ponta Delgada

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    Ponta Delgada is the capital of the island of São Miguel, located in the Azores Islands chain. The largest town of the Azores, Ponta Delgada traces its history to the 15th century, when Portuguese explorers made this port a stopping point on their way to the New World. Its exotic location and numerous historical sites make Ponta Delgada an excellent destination for a week or a weekend. Ponta Delgada hotels are accessible for every price range and all the hotels in Ponta Delgada can be found at For those that have chosen Ponta Delgada, cheap hotels are a great option for those on a budget. No matter if you prefer luxury or discount hotels, Ponta Delgada has the right rooms for you.There are plenty of sights to keep both history lovers and nature enthusiasts happy. The Igreja Matriz de São Sebastião, which dates from the 16th century, boasts an impressive Manueline façade and a high altar carved from cedar. The Carlos Machado Museum is located in a former convent dedicated to Saint André and details the development of the fishing and agricultural industries. The Palácio de Santana, now home to the President of the Regional Government of the Azores, was built in 1846. Visitors shouldn’t miss the Igreja de São José with its jaw dropping golden altar. The São Bras Fort was built in the 16th century to help protect the bay from pirates. The Jardim António Borges is a popular botanical garden open to the public, with paths and bridges leading through exotic sub-tropical trees.