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Angra do Heroism

Country
Portugal
State
Azores
City
Angra do Heroismo
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By air

Nearest airports to Angra do Heroismo are sorted by the distance to the airport from the city centre

    Lajes Ab Airport (distanced approximately 16 km)
    Lajes Airport (distanced approximately 17 km)
    Terceira Island Lajes Ab Airport (distanced approximately 17 km)
    Sao Jorge Airport (distanced approximately 83 km)
    Graciosa Is Azor Airport (distanced approximately 86 km)

Key places to visit
Underwater Archaeological Park of the Bay of Angra do Heroism, Historic Centre of Angra do Heroism, Museum of Angra do Heroism, Cultural and Congress Centre of Angra do Heroism, Eco-House Museum Dr. Marcelino Moules, Azorean Institute of Culture, Environment O


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Places to Visit

Underwater Archaeological Park of the Bay of Angra do Heroism

The Underwater Archaeological Park of the Bay of Angra do Heroism is an underwater archaeological park located in the bay of Angra do Heroism in Terceira in the Azores. It is a park formed by several archaeological being studied and some others in this study. The PIAS Project which began in the year 2006 and is scheduled to be completed by 2009, the study seeks to contribute to this park and therefore the Bay of Angra do Heroism from the fifteenth century to the nineteenth century, through research, monitoring and optimization of different archaeological sites.

Historic Centre of Angra do Heroism

The Historic Centre of Angra do Heroism is located in the city of the same name, in Terceira in the Azores. It is a set architectural classified as world heritage by UNESCO. This city, situated on the island of Terceira, was an obligatory port of call since the fifteenth century until the advent of steamships in the nineteenth century. Its imposing fortifications of St. Sebastian and St. John the Baptist, built some 400 years, are unique examples of military architecture. Excellent example of a design or an architectural, technological or landscape which illustrates one or more significant periods of human history.It has developed from its port, which was clothed in a great strategic importance between centuries XV and XIX, illustrating the passage of ways of living and to build the Middle Ages to modernity provided by Discovery and the Renaissance.

Museum of Angra do Heroism

The Museum of Angra do Heroism is located in the Historic Centre of Angra do Heroism on the island Terceira in the Azores. It constitutes a public institution intended for exhibit design and promotion and dissemination of culture Azores.The institution was established by Decree-Law No. 37358 of March 30 of 1949 on the initiative of the General Board of the Autonomous District of Angra do Heroism, who tutored until they are included in the Government of the Azores in 1976. From 1969 was installed in its present site on the premises of the former Convent of St. Francis, the former building of the seventeenth century, with monastery and church of large architectural.

Cultural and Congress Centre of Angra do Heroism

The Cultural and Congress Centre of Angra do Heroism (CCCAH) located in Madredeus, Upper Covas of the city of Angra do Heroism in Terceira in the Azores. Considered the best and most complete site of congresses of the Azores, the institution noted for its modern building, erected on the site of the former Bulls Square of St. John (1870-1987), in ruins since the earthquake of 1980 the Third. The Center is characterized with a multifunctional space where there are various cultural events, from exhibitions to major concerts, the theater, the theater, festivals, fairs, conferences and others.

Eco-House Museum Dr. Marcelino Moules

The Eco-House Museum Dr. Marcelino Moules located in the village of Five Ribeiras in the municipality of Angra do Heroism on the island Terceira in the Azores. It is installed on a set of typical residential area in the sixteenth century, formed by three bodies: dwelling house, barn and atafona. The house is representative of traditional rural dwellings Terceira with: kitchen with oven baked bread, wood stove, amassaria, plot and poured in stone, with furniture (tables, chairs, showcase, Eyelash) and dishes of the passage of the nineteenth century to the twentieth century, a middle of the house, separated from other compartments in front of wood, with maid in stone and footstool, and a bed room, furnished with a bed of pine resin, chairs, cabinet and sink in iron. About this room was built a loft, which was used as a sleeping place. On display are some atafona agricultural implements, including ox-cart, yokes, plows and grille, plus a loom. The barn, modernized, serves as a bar to support visitors.

Azorean Institute of Culture

The Azorean Institute of Culture (IAC) is an independent cultural based in Angra do Heroism on the island Terceira in the Azores. Declared as an Institution of Public Utility by Resolution No. 45/86 of the Regional Government, throughout its history, has developed important activity, especially for conferences, lectures and other public events as well as the regular publication of a cultural magazine and editor of numerous works of Azorean themes. The IAC headquarters is located in the Alto das Covas in full Classified Zone of Angra do Heroism.

Environment Observatory of the Azores

The Environment Observatory of the Azores is located in the old "Fish House" in the historic center of Angra do Heroism in Terceira in the Azores. The latter is in an area specially prepared and equipped to arouse the interest of young people and adults by science, divided into modules that let you perform various interactive activities of observation and experimentation.

Casa Museo Francisco Ernesto de Oliveira Martins

Space museum owned by the collector of antiques Francisco Oliveira Martins, has a vast collection of furniture, pictures, porcelas, silver, and ivory, pintuas, books, coins and bedspreads reionais.

Vulcanoespeleologico Museum

brings together a collection of volcanic materials collected by the Speleological Society of Exploration "The Montanheiros" in caves and volcanic tunnels. It also brings together a photographic collection of volcanic phenomena.

Right Time to Visit

June - August

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