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Angra do Heroismo

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World heritage site · Mountains · Swim with Dolphins
Angra do Heroísmo, generally known as Angra, is a municipality and city on the island of Terceira in the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores. The population in 2011 was 35,402, in an area of 239.00 km². It forms the southern half of Terceira, with the north belonging to Praia da Vitória. Together with Ponta Delgada on São Miguel and Horta on Faial, Angra is one of the three regional capitals of the Azores. Each capital is responsible for one of the three branches of government; Angra is the location of the Azorean Supreme Court. It is also the location of the Azorean bishop.The town was established in the latter half of the 15th century. Angra served as a place of exile for Almeida Garrett during the Napoleonic Wars. It also served as a refuge for Queen Maria II of Portugal from 1830 to 1833. It was classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1983.NameAngra is the Portuguese word for "inlet", "cove", or "bay". The epithet do Heroísmo ("of Heroism", "the Heroic") was granted to the city by Maria II to commemorate its citizens' successful defense of the island against a Miguelist assault in 1829.
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Monte Brasil
Mountain
Monte Brasil
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Swim with Dolphins
Swim with Dolphins
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Duke of Terceira Garden ©
Park
Duke of Terceira Garden
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Se Cathedral ©
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Se Cathedral
3.4
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Angra do Heroismo

Octopus Diving Center ©
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Octopus Diving Center Praia da Vitoria
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Praia dos Biscoitos ©
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Praia dos Biscoitos Praia da Vitoria
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Duration: 2 hours
Furnas do Enxofre ©
Wildlife Area
Furnas do Enxofre Porto Judeu
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.9
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Rua da Se ©
Historic Walking Area
Rua da Se
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Alto da Memoria ©
Lookout
Alto da Memoria
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Historic Sites in Angra do Heroismo

Santa Barbara Church
Church
Santa Barbara Church
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Duration: 30 minutes
Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista ©
Historic Site
Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Igreja Da Misericordia ©
Religious Site
Igreja Da Misericordia
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Angra do Heroismo

Museum of Angra do Heroismo ©
History Museum
Museum of Angra do Heroismo
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Olaria de S. Bento ©
Art Gallery
Olaria de S. Bento
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Outdoors in Angra do Heroismo

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Gruta do Natal ©
Outdoor Activity
Gruta do Natal
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Arraia Divers ©
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Arraia Divers
4.8
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Lookout
Miradouro da Serra do Cume Praia da Vitoria
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours Praia da Vitoria
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Miradouro Do Facho ©
Landmark
Miradouro Do Facho Praia da Vitoria
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

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