Angra do Heroísmo

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  • Day23

    Sunny Sunday in Angra

    May 12, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    I picked this hotel because of its fitness center but the view would have also been a perfect reason. This morning, reception helped make some more contacts about my iPad and depending on whom you speak to, it’s either already here at the airport or about to arrive late today. In any event, tomorrow we will rent a car to take a spin around the island, and the airport will be one of our early stops. Fingers crossed!!!

    We spent the day walking. Through the old town, up to a spectacular viewing spot, to the harbor, through beautiful municipal gardens, lunch in the best restaurant we’ve eaten in on the islands (we will be back), and then another climb up to the 15th century castle guarding the harbor. UNESCO’s designation as a world heritage site was spot on. It’s just really beautiful.
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  • Day43

    Island Tour - Day 2.1

    February 11, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We waited until noon to see if the sky was going to clear and when it did we headed directly to the coast. We stopped at several scenic viewpoints and drove through quaint towns. We took a wine/beer break at a cheese factory where they gave us a small plateful of cheese samples. Marco did a quick tour of the largest city, Angra do Heroismo, with a population of 35,000. He took us to some hilltop monuments and sites that would save us a lot of climbing when we returned to Angra later in the week.Read more

  • Day48

    Island Tour - Day 2.2

    February 16, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    We continued along the coastline, arriving home at dusk. What a tour it was! In addition to all the sightseeing, Marco took me to buy a SIM card at the electronics store; to the airport to purchase our inter-island flight tickets; and to the supermarket which he said was their version of Walmart. We certainly got our money’s worth.

    Marco is a buyer for a 16 store grocery chain on the island and his wife works full-time at the grocery store. They have two young children. He does tours on the side to make ends meet and his Dad provides them with produce from his garden. He’s considered moving to Winnipeg where he still has family but Terceira is his home and he wouldn’t survive the winters. It was apparent over the past two days that he is very proud of Terceira. I offered to do a Trip Advisor review of his tour so that he might get more customers.
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  • Day44

    Angra do Heroismo

    February 12, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We had to walk a km into town to catch the public bus to Angra but weren’t sure what side of the street to catch the bus so we each took a side of the street to cover all our bases. Our luck that Marco would drive by and guide us even though I’m sure he told us 5 times how the system worked! This bus is once every hour; whereas the bus going to the other main city was only every 2 hours. The fare was an unusual amount....€2,31.

    Angra is a Historic World Heritage Site as for centuries it was a port of call for the sea routes between Europe, America and Africa. The main attractions here are all the well maintained historic buildings and Duque Da Terceira Garden. But first we had to have lunch. The server recommended a local specialty, barnacles! She explained that you eat the snails inside. No thanks! We stuck with grilled tuna and hake, both reasonably priced as we are in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean after all.

    We had an enjoyable stroll through the gardens and to the ocean front, then John decided to sit and have coffee & dessert while I explored the historic area.
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  • Day44

    Angra's Historical Buildings

    February 12, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    My walking tour took about 40 minutes as the historic centre is quite small. We knew exactly where to catch the bus home and I dare not be late getting to our meeting spot. I too did not want to wait another hour for the next bus.

  • Day3

    Von der Sonne wachgeküsst

    July 8, 2016 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    ...starteten wir heute morgen in den Tag. Ausruhen & Entspannen am Pool war angesagt. Es ging etwas windig zu aber trotzdem haben wir uns den ersten Sonnenbrand eingefangen! Abends im Restaurant R3 direkt neben unserem Hotel haben wir uns den "Fish of the day" bestellt - einen gegrillten & filetierten Bluemouth Rockfish- und danach bei einem Abendspaziergang die Stadt bei Dunkelheit bestaunt. Urlaubsfeeling kommt auf...Read more

  • Day4

    Do what you want cause a pirate is free☠

    July 9, 2016 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Leider kämpften wir heute mit Regen und dicken Wolken. Davon ließen wir uns aber nicht abhalten und machten uns trotzdem auf in die größte und älteste Stadt Terceiras: Angra do Heroísmo. Dort leben ca. 35.000 Einwohner und die Altstadt ist sogar UNESCO Weltkulturerbe. In der großen Kathedrale "Se de Sao Salvador" fanden wir zwischen den religiösen Gemälden auch Kunst aus dem Jahr 2014, die uns sehr beeindruckte. Den Monte Brasil haben wir natürlich auch "erklommen", auch wenn der Weg etwas versteckt war. Aber die Fauna und der tolle Ausblick auf den Hafen und die Bucht haben für alle Anstrengung entschädigt.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Angra do Heroísmo, Angra do Heroismo, Άγκρα ντο Ερόϊσμο, آنگرا دو هروئیسمو, アングラ・ド・エロイズモ, ანგრა-დუ-ეროიჟმუ, Aнгра ду Эроижму, Angra do Heroišmas, Ангра-ду-Эроишму, Ангра до Ероизмо, 英雄港

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