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Coreto Jardim da República de Velas [Velas]

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Hidden : 4/23/2009
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Município de Velas

Velas é uma bonita vila, sede de concelho, localizada na costa sul da bonita Ilha de São Jorge, Arquipélago dos Açores, ao longo de uma e verdejante enseada, dona de paisagens naturais e humanas de grande beleza.
Velas é provavelmente a mais antiga das povoações da Ilha de São Jorge, mantendo ainda hoje a sua faceta pacata e rural de tempos mais antigos, que maravilha quem a visita

Velas is a municipality in the São Jorge Island, in the Portuguese autonomous region of Azores. The municipality encompasses the western portion of the island, with its municipal seat in the town of Velas on the south coast, and is divided into six parishes. The population in 2011 was 5,398 in an area of 117.38 km².


VELAS SÃO JORGE - O CORETO -




São Jorge, tal como acontece com as restantes ilhas dos Açores, a data do seu descobrimento é uma incógnita, embora alguns citem o dia 23 de Abril (dia de São Jorge) de 1439, outros defendem que já consta em cartas de navegar anteriores a essa data referindo um mapa catalão datado de 1375.

Velas é, talvez, a mais antiga das povoações da ilha. Elevada a vila por D. Manuel I por volta de 1500, só depois da Terceira, em Agosto de 1583, caiu em domínio de Filipe II de Espanha, tendo sido das primeiras parcelas açoreanas a aclamar D. João IV na entrada do ano de 1641. Em 1708 foi atacada por uma esquadra francesa sob o comando de Duguay-Trouin. D. Pedro IV, aquando da sua estadia nos Açores, visitou a vila em 11 de Abril de 1832.

O Coreto. Em frente dos Paços do Concelho está o Jardim da República em cujo centro um pequeno lago envolve o Coreto. Erecto em 1898 como monumento à Descoberta do Caminho Marítimo para a Índia, substitui uma araucária e desde cedo foi palco de actividades culturais, nomeadamente de concertos musicais.
(Digital São Jorge)


The date of discovery of São Jorge island (Saint George island), as is the case for the other Azorean islands, is unknown, thought some argue that it might have been on the 23rd of April (day of Saint George), 1439. Others argue that the island is already present in maps before this date, namely in a Catalan map of 1375.

Velas is, perhaps, the oldest village in the island. It was officially considered a village by D.Manuel I around the 1500s, and only after Terceira, in August 1583, did it become under the rule of Filipe II of Spain. It was one of the first Azorean regions to recognize D.João IV as king in the year of 1641, when Portugal recovered its independence from Spain. In 1708 it was attacked by a French fleet, under the command of Dugay-Trouin. D. Pedro IV, while staying in the Azores, visited the island on the 11st of April, 1832.

The Bandstand. In front of the Paços do Concelho is the República Garden. A small lake in the garden’s center surrounds the bandstand. Built in 1898 to celebrate the discovery of the maritime route to India, it replaced an araucaria tree, and since its construction that it has been used in cultural activities, namely for musical concerts.

(Digital São Jorge)


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

CG: ngeáf qn pnvkn ryégevpn: gncnqb pbz crqen
RAT: oruvaq gur ryrpgevpny obk: pbirerq jvgu fgbar

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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