Guide of the Azores – What to visit, what to eat and where sleep

Jardim Botânico

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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 of a black figure on it.)

A unique and beautiful lava stone staircase leads to the Alto da Memória monument that was built as a tribute to the Discoveries. This monument was erected on the spot where the first castle of Terceira Island stood. From the monument at Alto da Memória there is a beautiful view of the city of Angra do Heroísmo, its bay, the Fort of São Sebastião, the Fort of São João Baptista and Monte Brasil.

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