Ponta Delgada, capital of the Azores, is situated on the largest island, Sao Miguel, of the Azores. It has marvellous churches, some with fabulous Baroque interiors. Also palaces from the 17th and 18th centuries. Other places worth visiting are the Lagoa do Fogo and the village of Ribeira Grande, which has important architectonic features. Set within the confines of a wide inlet, Ponta Delgada is the tourist heart of São Miguel. Museums and monuments abound, and historic streets connect hotels, restaurants and shops. A marina harbours sailboats from Europe and America. And for those who enjoy entertainment after hours, the night brings with it a touch of animation.