The Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago in the mid-Atlantic. The islands are characterized by dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, green pastures and hedgerows of blue hydrangeas. São Miguel, the largest, has lake-filled calderas and the Gorreana Tea Plantation. Pico is home to the 2,351m Mt. Pico and vineyards sheltered by boulders.
The note depicted beside is a 50 Escudos Ouro banknote of 2015. The obverse has the bust of Prince Henry, the Navigator. The bust is taken from a painting “Infante Dom Henrique de Avis”, portrait by Charles Legrand. There is Pico Island with Mount Pico in the middle. The reverse has Goncalo Velho Cabral Statue in Main Square at Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island; the Portas da Cidade (Gates to the City), the historical entrance to the village of Ponta Delgada.
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