The Viewpoint at Serra do Cume has one of the most beautiful landscape views of the Azores, popularly called “Manta de Retalhos” or “Patchwork Quilt”. On one side you can see the bay of Praia da Vitória and the Lajes plane and on the other is a view of the […]
The Jardim Duque da Terceira (Duke of Terceira Garden) is a botanical garden in the centre of Angra do Heroísmo with many well cared exotic specimens. In the upper portion of the garden, the “Tanque do Preto” deserves a visit. (It is called Black Man’s Tank because of a statue […]
This church was built in the architectural style of the Philippine Dynasty at the end of the sixteenth century over a gothic church dating from the fifteenth century. Its interior has many very interesting details among which are an enormous ambulatory main chapel and a carved cedar ceiling.
Monte Brasil is an extinct volcano that emerged from the sea to join the city of Angra do Heroísmo. It is a protected landscape and the city’s natural park. Monte Brasil has excellent viewpoints and tree and shrub species that are of special interest. The Castle of São João Baptista […]
The Impérios, also known as “theatres” of the Holy Spirit, are like colourful guiding beacons in this landscape of whitewashed houses. Most of the 68 Impérios found on Terceira Island are from the late 19th century.