Terceira

Terceira
Terceira

The island Terceira, one of the main points of entrance of the Azores, form together with the islands of Funny, SãorJorge , Beak and Faial the central group of the archipelago.

Such as the own name indicates, this was the third island of the archipelago that discovered , although in a principle called it to him Island of Jesus Cristo. It began to populate in the 15th century, developing of consistent form since, had to to a large extent to his geographic location.

But what does that Terceira was special is the glorious contrast between the natural beauty of this volcanic island and the admirable work of the man in the historical centre of Angra do Heroísmo, his capital. Founded in 1534, was first location of the Azores elevated to the level of city and classified like World-wide Heritage of the UNESCO. Besides, the title “Muito Nobre, Loyal and Sempre Constant” attributed to this city enhances the importance that had along the history of Portugal. The bay of Angra won big importance no only like centre of internal trade of the regional products produced in the other islands, but it assumed still a main leadership like intercontinental scale of the ships that sailed between Europe and the Américas.

Observed from the High gives Memória or the oriel of the Mountain Brazil, the historical centre of Angra do Heroísmo is witness of the kings and the noble that went through there leaving backwards a beautiful architecture that extends in an entramado of streets, alleys, churches, palaces, houses señoriales, monuments, squares and gardens that have perdurado until the actuality.

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Portugal 7 47 Km. 2000 m. 1800 m. Easy Excursiones Independientes
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Portugal 7 47 Km.
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2000 m. 1800 m. Easy Excursiones Independientes