Fall in love with Terceira Island!

Terceira is a small island yet it has plenty of attractions. Discover some of our top choices of things to do and see. Have amazing experiences, taste the best food, enjoy unforgettable activities and discover hidden gems. Get to know the inhabitants and learn our secrets.

These itineraries are by no means a complete list of things to do and see, but rather those we would choose if we only had a week to visit Terceira Island.

Monte Brasil and the three fortresses of Angra

By looking down at the town of Angra, from the Memória hillside, from the walls of the fortress of São Sebastião, to the east of the bay, or from the Pico das Cruzinhas, at the heart of Monte Brasil or from the fortress of São João Baptista, to the west, one can revisit more than three fortified locations. Actually, Angra, called “Angra do Heroísmo” since 1837, arose because of the Monte Brasil promontory, which formed natural harbours and protection from the prevailing winds. The town was born in the shadow of the ‘angra’ or small bay, which gave it its name and its purpose …

 

Wine, grapes and landscape

The Bible describes perhaps the first alcohol intoxication in the history of mankind. Noah, leaving the Ark, farmed the land (Genesis 9:18-21) and, after planting a vineyard, he made wine and drank too much, apparently unaware of the effects of the excessive consumption of alcohol…

Angra: Today and in Bygone Days

This itinerary allows you to visit the main points of interest and landmarks of the city of Angra do Heroísmo. Traveling through five centuries of history, you will get to know the built heritage of the different periods and styles …

The Island’s Green Mantle

Lost in the middle of the endless blue, the island of Terceira emerges in the fascination of a mythical attraction. Time stands still here; universes unite, and the world is recreated in exotic and unique models …

Sea of Discoveries

Terceira is full of delights and mysteries associated with the sea. The lay of the land and its geographic location create perfect conditions for a wonderful boat trip and the observation of the magnificent marine life …

 

 

A geological paradise

Terceira Island has natural landscapes characterized by volcanoes, lava flows, endemic plants and a wealth of caves. Whether you explore the island by car, by boat or on foot, there is unforgettable, idyllic scenery to be discovered…

 

The Island in the words of Nemésio

If you want to get to know the Island a little better, understand what it means to be Azorean, admire the landscapes and sights, while learning about what you can see, then there is no better guide than the Portuguese writer …

 

Liberal Terceira

Imagine if, one day, whatever was real ceased to be so, and that life – all of it – were to change direction completely. Well that’s exactly what happened in Angra (it was just called Angra back then), when Portugal was swept up a civil war between 1828 and 1834 …