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Angra do Heroísmo

  • Angra do Heroismo, (in Terceira), on the island of Terceira, has been a significant sea port since the 5th century: its historic centre is listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • Although the economic capital of the Azores is Ponta Delgada, Angra do Heroismo is its historic centre.
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  • This colonial-style city has plenty of colourful houses and very lively little streets.
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  • Angra do Heroismo is located in the south of the island of Terceira and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Portugal

On Terceira, the village of Angra do Heroismo is listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Its bay is dominated by the peaks of Monté Brazil and its port is where the galleons would set off for the Americas. It is also where Vasco de Gama buried his brother in 1499, after his first voyage to India. The most curious tourists will climb Monté Brasil to take the unique opportunity to see one of the most beautiful panoramas of the port. The town museum, dedicated to its history and the history of the archipelago, is also worth a look.

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