Sunday, June 19, 2016

Santa Maria Island | Azores (Portugal)

Santa Maria is the third smallest island of the Azores archipelago. The first inhabited island in the archipelago, from 1439 at Anjos. 

Christopher Columbus famously came ashore here in 1493 on his return voyage from the Americas; attending mass at the chapel of Nossa Senhora dos Anjos.


Birgit said...

This is a cool postcard and I didn't a know that about Columbus

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