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Terceira Points of Interest

  • Monte Brasil, classified as national protected landscape, provides a recreational area, hiking trail, and resting place as well as a fantastic view over the ocean and the city.
  •  The  Sao Joao Baptista do Monte Brasil fort, is a large fortified wall 2.5 miles long.
  • The Angra do Heroismo Museum, is located in the old Convent of St. Francis and is adjoined to the Nossa Senhora da Guia Church (Our Lady of Guidance).
  •  The Imperios (religious monuments) are all over the island and are a spectacle in and of themselves due to their colorful facade.
  • The Algar do Carvao is famous for its’ grottoes that reach a depth of approximately 328 feet (100 meters). These spectacular grottoes contain stalactites, stalagmites and an interior lake.
  • The Algar, the Enxofre, and Cabrito caves and the Balcoes and Natal grottoes, are of special interest especially to scientists.
  • Praia da Vitoria is a young town with the best and most inviting beach in Terceira.
  • The architectonic patrimony is concentrated in the churches and chapels.
  • Biscoitos where you can visit the only wine museum in the Azores archipelago.
  • The museum, Museu do Vinho dos Biscoitos, established in 1990 illustrates the process of traditional wine making in the Azores.

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