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Things to do in Terceira Island

Things to do in Terceira Island
Clara Campos

There are many things to do in Terceira Island. Among them are enjoying the natural beauty of the Island and discovering its history and wonderful monuments.

Things to do in Terceira Island are endless. Blessed by nature, the Island invites to outdoor activities. Its long history, influenced by its strategic position, is reflected on its cities and villages. The most important is Angra do Heroísmo, the capital classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1983.

My favourite things to do in Terceira Island

Terceira Island is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Its natural wonders are endless. Therefore one of my favourite things to do in Terceira Island is to go for a walk, just enjoying the magnificent landscape. From the many natural highlights I advise a visit to Cume Mountain volcano, the Ponta dos Mistérios, the Algar and Carvão Grottos. Not to miss are also the Negro Lake, the Caldeira Guilherme Moniz and the Furnas. One of the unforgettable things to do in Terceira Island is to observe the view from the Santa Bárbara Mountain, the highest point of the Island.

Cathedral of Angra do HeroismoAs said, Terceira Island has a magnificent past. Thus one of the best things to do in Terceira Island is to discovering its rich history. Its cities are marvelous. They had a sustainable growing. Besides, they still retain a special charm of the ancient prosperous days. This is mostly visible at Angra do Heroísmo. The narrow streets with well-preserved villas are delightful.

A visit to some iconic monuments is also included in the things to do in Terceira Island. On what concerns Heritage the Cathedral of Angra do Heroísmo is one of the highlights. The beauty of its Renaissance style stands out.

The Fortress of Saint John Baptist also known as the Fortress of Mount Brazil or Fort of Saint Philip is one of the commendatory things to do in Terceira Island. It was built to protect the moored ships from corsairs’ attacks.

The Boa Nova Hospital is also worthy of a visit. It is probably the oldest military hospital in the world. It was built by Spanish to take care of the military stationed at the Fortress of Saint John Baptist.

One of the best things to do in Terceira Island is a visit to the House Museum Vitorino Nemésio. He was one of the most important names of the Portuguese literature.

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