What To Buy In Azores, Portugal

what to buy in the azores
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The Azores is an archipelago located in the mid-Atlantic region of Portugal. It is an absolute scenic beauty in itself and boasts some of the most picturesque landscapes. Hues of green and blue are something that you will notice all across this gorgeous city. The Azores is a great city to plan a relaxing getaway and will be a complete breather from the mundane city life. As much beauty as this place offers, it is also known all across the globe for the finest of wines and teas. There is plenty you can shop here and take back home as a souvenir you will forever reminisce. Check out some of the things you must include in your shopping list when visiting the Azores.

1. Azorean Wine

The Azores is popularly known across the globe for its fantastic wine production. When visiting this beautiful city, do keep in mind to try out their tantalizing wines. Vines in the Azores are grown in a special way. They are planted in the holes of the lava flows and are grown within dry stone wall enclosures of black volcanic rock. The Azores is particularly known for its white wine and it is indeed a major crowd puller of this region. The Azores Wine Company is one of the most renowned wine cellars here and produces high-quality wine prepared from the freshest of ingredients.

Azores Wine Company

Address: Rua dos Biscoitos, 3 São Mateus 9950-542 Madalena, Pico, Açores

Website: Azores Wine Company

Price: 20 USD-50 USD

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2. Azorean wickerwork

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Numerous stores in the Azores have stocked up wickerwork products because of their growing popularity in recent times. From small baskets to choice furniture there are plenty of options available at your disposal. The furniture is sturdy, has a clean finish and is the perfect souvenir to take back home. Arrisca Experience is one such place where wickerwork products are available. The best part about this place is that it is a non-profit organization and for every product you purchase from here, you are making a major contribution to society.

Arrisca Experience

Address: Av. Dom João III 41, 9500-791 Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Website: Arrisca Experience

Price: 15 USD-300 USD

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3. Azorean traditional jams

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Azorean Jam is one such souvenir you should definitely bring back home. You will savour the taste of freshly made homemade jam along with a tantalising slice of butter. It is very cost-effective as well and is the perfect gifting option when returning from the Azores. Multiple desserts served in the Azores have jam as their main ingredient which undoubtedly amplifies the taste. Places such as Augusto Arruda Pineapple Plantation sell the tastiest jams in Portugal. Besides getting to see how pineapples are grown you also get to buy a huge variety of jams including the famous fig and pineapple jam.

Augusto Arruda Pineapple Plantation

Address: Rua Doutor Augusto Arruda, Fajã de Baixo, 9500-454 Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Website: Augusto Arruda Pineapple Plantation

Price: 5 USD onwards

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4. Azorean beer

Super Bock. Beer. Product of Portugal
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Besides being known for the tastiest of wines, Azores is also popular for its chilled beer. Some of the acclaimed brands to try here include Sagres, Super Bock, Coral, Cintra, Cristal, Tagus and Topazio. The local brews are a must try as well! Try out the finest of Azorean Beer at Melo Abreu. They serve some of the most lip-smacking appetizers as well!

Melo Abreu

Address: Avenida Roberto Ivens 10, 9500-239 Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Price: 10 USD onwards

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5. Ceramic toy rooster

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The Galo Barcelos Traditional Hand-Crafted Ceramic Rooster is a symbol of good luck in Portugal. It is a souvenier frequently purchased and used popularly for gifting purposes. It indicates an abundance of happiness and good luck when received. There are a variety of sizes and designs available and no two roosters look identical. The Azorean Gift Shop in Ponta Delgada has a wide range of good luck ceramic roosters along with various other fascinating gift items.

The Azorean Gift Shop

Address: Aeroporto Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-749, Portugal

Website: The Azorean Gift Shop

Price: 15 USD onwards

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6. Sheep wool socks

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Made from 100% sheep wool, the socks available in the Azores are a complete value for money. They are perfect for the extreme winters and are super soft as well. They are hand-woven and are a souvenir you must definitely bring back home especially if you stay in a super cold area. The Azorean Gift Shop at the airport is the perfect place to purchase this.

Azorean Gift Shop

Address: Av. Infante Dom Henrique 107, 9500-704 Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Website: Azorean Gift Shop

Price: 20 USD-50 USD

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7. Snow Globe

Snow globes are the cutest souvenir you could take back home. They are absolutely adorable and beautifully showcase the highlights of Portugal. You could customise your snow globe as well with some of the beautiful memories you might have had in the Azores. You could purchase these from the Atlantic Souvenir Gift Shop along with other adorable gifts such as keychains and t-shirts.

Atlantic Souvenir

Address: Rua de Sāo Joāo 89, 9700-172 Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal

Website: Atlantic Souvenir

Price: 15 USD onwards

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8. Tea from Gorreana plantation

Cha Gorreana Tea Plantation Sao Miguel Azores Portugal Main Plant
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São Miguel is the only place in Europe where you’ll find tea plantations. Ribeira Grande, in São Miguel Island, boasts two tea factories and a plantation where you could pick the finest of teas as well as witness how tea is grown here. The plantations look lush and the aromas of the teas will surely tantalize your taste buds. A wide range of black, green and white tea are grown here. The Gorreana tea plantation is the ideal place to savour the tastiest of teas and learn about the entire cultivation process.

Gorreana Plantation

Address: Plantações de Chá Gorreana, 9625-304 Maia, Portugal

Website: Gorreana Plantation

Price: 5 USD-15 USD

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9. Cans of tuna in Olive Oil

Tuna is a delicacy in the Azores which goes perfectly with wine or a chilled beer. Slices of tuna are deliciously preserved in olive oil and are seasoned with salt for an added flavour. It is super healthy and a staple delicacy of the people at the Azores. Thanks to the richness of the olive oil, the tuna can be preserved for days and taken back home and enjoyed without any fear of it getting stale or rotten. Amongst the top brands of canned tuna include Santa Catarina, which has its outlet in the heart of the Azores.

Santa Catarina

Address: Santa Catarina – Indústria Conserveira, São Jorge Island, Azores, Portugal

Website: Santa Catarina

Price: 40 USD onwards

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10. Pineapples

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Pineapple culture on the Azorean Islands began in the late 19th century. The pineapples available here are absolutely succulent and juicy and extremely rich in flavour. They are not super sweet yet are the perfect ingredient to be used in the desserts here. They are widely available in the supermarkets in the Azores but you must pay a visit to the A. Arruda Pineapple Plantation here to witness the art of pineapple cultivation.

A.Arruda Pineapple Plantation

Address: Rua Doutor Augusto Arruda, Fajã de Baixo, 9500-454 Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Website: A. Arruda Pineapple Plantation

Price: 5 USD onwards

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Shop till you drop

The above-mentioned souvenirs are just amongst a few incredible things you could purchase in the Azores. It is home to some of the finest shopping experiences one can have and you will surely return home with your bags full!

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