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Large volcanic craters, wild and rugged landscape, enchanting woodlands, typical Azorean scrubland, patchworks of colourful green pastures and flowery meadows interwoven by the black dry-stone walls greet you when you visit Terciera.

Along with this breathtaking interior, Terceira is home to the city of Angra do Heroismo (Bay of Heroes), a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its outstanding historical monuments. Best viewed from above, (from Brazil Mount) this fortified port is quoted as being the "most beautiful town on the Azores". With its 16th and 17th century palaces, houses, churches and museums, interwoven with cobbled streets, it is easy to see why it has been awarded this status.

Highlights: Make sure you take time to explore the city of Angra, Monte Brasil, Terceira's captivating caves, (Gruta do Natal and Algar do Carv�o) as well as taking in the views from the island's highest peak at Serra de Santa Barbara.


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TERCEIRA STATISTICS AND FACTS
  • Terceira was the third island of the azorean archipelago to be discovered, in 1450
  • Terceira is part of the central island group.
  • Angra do Heroismo, the main city in Terceira, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Terceira is 29 km long, 17 km at its widest with a total land area of 402 sq. km.
  • The highest point Serra da Santa Barbara reaches 1021m / 3349ft in the west of the island.
  • With just over 55,000 inhabitants Terceira accounts for approximately 23% of the population of the archipelago.




TERCEIRA HIGHLIGHTS
  • Angra do Heroismo
  • Serra da Santa Barbara
  • Gruta do Natal
  • Algar do Carv�o
  • Praia da Vitoria


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