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Sao Roque do Pico
São Roque do Pico is a municipality in the northern part of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. The population in 2011 was 3,388, in an area of 142.36 km².HistoryWhile the first incursions into the island occurred in the 15th century, the region that would become known as São Roque occurred later. The first colonizers of Pico came to occupy the area of Lajes, coming from the lands of the north of Portugal, because there were few anchorages in other parts of the island. What occurred in the north was starkly different: these colonizers were families from Graciosa, who would much later be supplemented by Flems from Faial, under the orders of Josse van Huerter. At this time São Roque was a peripheral jurisdiction of Lajes do Pico, and many of its religious and cultural ceremonies were centred in this municipal centre from the Convent of São Francisco.This influence of Faial would continue for much of the island's history, becoming integrated into the Captaincy (colonial administration) of its neighbour.The municipality was created in 1542, when its citizenry petitioned King John of Portugal to provide them administrative autonomy from Lajes. King John, therefore, carved from Lajes do Pico the territory of São Roque do Pico, while at the same time instituting the civil parishes of São Roque and Nossa Senhora da Ajuda. By granting this concession, the Álvares family promised to celebrate a mass once per week "...until the World lasted", which has been transmitted across their descendents.To find out how to plan a trip to Portugal, use our trip itinerary maker.
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$80 BOOK WITH VIATOR Climb Pico Mountain with a Professional Guide Climb Pico Mountain with a Professional Guide
Duration: 7 hours
$91 BOOK WITH VIATOR Night Climb to Pico Mountain in Small Groups Night Climb to Pico Mountain in Small Groups
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$104 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Guided Tour in Pico Island Full-Day Guided Tour in Pico Island
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$42 BOOK WITH VIATOR Storytelling walk "Once upon a time...Horta" Storytelling walk "Once upon a time...Horta"
Duration: 2 hours
$113 BOOK WITH VIATOR S. Jorge Van Tour - Full Day with Activities S. Jorge Van Tour - Full Day with Activities
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$198 BOOK WITH VIATOR Banana Trip - Full day private tour to Pico with Round Trip from Faial Banana Trip - Full day private tour to Pico with Round Trip from Faial
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