São Sebastião (Ponta Delgada)

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São Sebastião
The urbanized coastal limit of Ponta Delgada at São Sebastião, including the commercial mall and business quarter, as seen from the Portas do Mar
The urbanized coastal limit of Ponta Delgada at São Sebastião, including the commercial mall and business quarter, as seen from the Portas do Mar
São Sebastião is located in Azores
São Sebastião
São Sebastião
Location in the Azores
São Sebastião is located in São Miguel
São Sebastião
São Sebastião
São Sebastião (São Miguel)
Coordinates: 37°44′54″N 25°40′15″W / 37.74833°N 25.67083°W / 37.74833; -25.67083Coordinates: 37°44′54″N 25°40′15″W / 37.74833°N 25.67083°W / 37.74833; -25.67083
Country Portugal
Auton. regionAzores
IslandSão Miguel
MunicipalityPonta Delgada
Area
 • Total3.34 km2 (1.29 sq mi)
Elevation
65 m (213 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total3,953
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−01:00/UTC±00:00
Postal code
9500-055
Area code292
PatronSão Sebastião

São Sebastião (Portuguese for Saint Sebastian) is a parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada in the Azores. The population in 2011 was 3,953,[1] in an area of 3.34 km².[2] The parish is part of the downtown area of Ponta Delgada. Until June 30, 2003, the parish was known as Matriz (Ponta Delgada).

Economy[edit]

The SATA Group headquarters along the Avenida marginal

SATA International/SATA Air Açores has its head office in the parish.[3][4]

Architecture[edit]

Civic[edit]

  • City Gates (Portuguese: Portas da Cidade)
  • Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) Building
  • Comando da Defesa Marítima of Ponta Delgada Building
  • Correios, Telégrafos e Telefones (CTT) Building
  • Estate of Solar do Condes de Albuquerque
  • Estate of Solar José do Canto (also known as Solar Scholtze or Solar Bérquos)
  • Estate of Solar São Joaquim
  • House on Rua do Melo No.62 (Portuguese: Casa Carlos Bicudo)
  • House on Rua Dr. Guilherme Poças, No.14
  • House on Rua Dr. Luís Bettencourt, No.24-28
  • House on Rua Margarida Chaves, No.28
  • House in Largo Marquês de Pombal
  • Hospital of Ponta Delgada
  • Jardim de Francisco Bettencourt
  • Municipal Palace/Hall of Ponta Delgada (Portuguese: Câmara Municipal de Ponta Delgada/Paços do Concelho de Ponta Delgada), the 17th century municipal hall/seat of government for the municipality; a three-story building situated in the central square, making the de facto regional capital of São Miguel, following the destruction of Vila Franca do Campo in 1522.[5]
  • Palace of Santana, also known as the Palace of Jácome Correia - the official residence of the President of the Regional Government of the Azores

Religious[edit]

  • Chapel of Sant' Ana
  • Church of the Jesuit College, located in the Largo do Marques de Pombal, half a kilometre north of the historic centre, the Church was part of a group of buildings constructed by the Campanhia do Jesus (the Jesuits) to provide ecclesiastical education to the residents of Ponta Delgada. The church, officially the Church of Todos-os-Santos (All Saints) was constructed through the initiatives of João Lopes, who convinced the Jesuit priests and Diocese of Angra to establish their school. The church is characterized by a grande façade of imposing doors, circular windows and verandas, topped by an incomplete double clock-tower. It is one of the peripheral buildings of the Carlos Machado Museum (sacred arts wing), the home of the Library and Archive of Ponta Delgada, and its convent annexes occupied by offices of the regional government.
  • Church of São Sebastião
  • Church of Santa Bárbara
  • Convent of Santo André* Chapel of São Bráz

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Eurostat
  3. ^ "Customer Care Archived 2010-06-08 at the Wayback Machine." SATA. Retrieved on 7 July 2010. "Av. Infante D. Henrique, 55 - 1º andar 9504-528 Ponta Delgada Azores - Portugal"
  4. ^ "Press Kit 2010." SATA. Retrieved on 7 July 2010. "The SATA Group comprises air transport companies whose decision centre is located in the city of Ponta Delgada, on the island of São Miguel, in the archipelago of Azores."
  5. ^ Noé, Paula (2012), SIPA (ed.), Câmara Municipal de Ponta Delgada (IPA.00008199/PT072103120081) (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: SIPA – Sistema de Informação para o Património Arquitectónico, retrieved 1 January 2017