Natureza

Con una historia eruptiva muy compleja, la isla se distingue de las restantes por la variedad de vestigios de actividad volcánica que adquieren formas peculiares. Tiene 7 geositios de notable geodiversidad: Algar do Carvão; La caldera de Guilherme Moniz; Caldera de la Serra de Santa Bárbara y Mistérios Negros; Furnas do Enxofre (Azufre); Monte Brasil; Pico Alto, Biscoito Rachado y Biscoito da Ferraria; Ponta da Serreta y drenajes de lava.

El Parque Natural de Terceira, el más extenso del archipiélago de las Azores, es constituido por 20 áreas protegidas repartidas por el territorio de la isla y el mar territorial adyacente. Zonas de vegetación natural con escasa o nula intervención humana, como la Caldera de la Sierra de Santa Bárbara, clasificada como Reserva Natural Integral del Parque Natural de Terceira y que está

ocupada por una amplia variedad de flora y fauna endémicas.

En medio del Atlántico, a una distancia casi igual entre América y Europa, esta isla verde es visitada por aves perdidas en sus rutas, procedentes de ambos continentes. Prosperan, de lado a lado, especies de América y de Europa, se reencuentran otras, que la geografía había separado hace muchos miles de años y surgen otras que el destino ha extinguido en los continentes. La línea de costa de la isla y los islotes adyacentes constituyen importantes hábitats para algunas especies de aves marinas entre las más importantes de Europa, que viajan a las Azore, cada año, para anidar o descansar.

Caldeira Guilherme Moniz
Caldeira Guilherme Moniz The Guilherme Moniz–Pico Alto volcano, the second to emerge from […]
Ilhéus das Cabras
Ilhéus das Cabras Due of violent underwater eruptions, the Ilhéus das Cabras result from […]
Monte Brasil Natural Reserve
Monte Brasil Natural Reserve Monte Brasil is an extinct volcano that emerged from the sea […]
Monte Brasil Recreational Forest Reserve
Monte Brasil Recreational Forest Reserve Monte Brasil is an extinct volcano that emerged […]
Silvestre Ribeiro Garden
Silvestre Ribeiro Garden Silvestre Ribeiro Garden takes its name in honor of a famous pol […]
Baías da Agualva (Agualva Bays)
Agualva Bays The Agualva Bays are one of the main geo-touristic icons of Terceira Island. […]
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Azores Environment Monitoring Center – Angra Sc...
Azores Environment Monitoring Center –  Angra Science Center This monitoring center aims […]
Recreation Area of Doze Ribeiras
Recreation Area of Doze Ribeiras The Recreation Area of Doze Ribeiras opened in 2008, has […]
Duque da Terceira Garden
Duque da Terceira Garden This garden, which is considered to be one of the most interesti […]
Serra de Santa Bárbara Interpretation Centre
Serra de Santa Bárbara Interpretation Centre The Serra de Santa Bárbara Interpretation Ce […]
Biscoito da Ferraria e Pico Alto
Biscoito da Ferraria e Pico Alto From the forest path of Algar do Carvão (CF31) – Agualva […]
Caldeira da Serra de Santa Bárbara and Mistério...
Caldeira da Serra de Santa Bárbara and Mistérios Negros From the top of Serra de Santa Bá […]
Mata da Serreta Forest Recreation Reserve
Mata da Serreta Forest Recreation Reserve Mata da Serreta Forest Recreation Reserve is l […]
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Lagoa das Patas Forest Reserve
Lagoa das Patas Forest Reserve The Lagoa das Patas [Duck Lake] Forest Reserve is in the i […]
Gruta do Natal Interpretation Centre
Gruta do Natal Interpretation Centre Natal Cave is 700 m long and this information center […]
Natural Park Center
Natural Park Center The Park’s Shop is installed in the Historic Center of the city of A […]
Algar do Carvão
Algar do Carvão The great eruption, known as the Pico Alto, which occurred north of the […]
Furnas do Enxofre
Furnas do Enxofre The visitation circuit of Furnas do Enxofre was designed to secure the […]
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Ponta da Serreta
Ponta da Serreta Located on the westernmost zone of the island, in the surroundings of th […]
Viveiros da Falca
Viveiros da Falca The Viveiros da Falca are located in São Bartolomeu dos Regatos and ha […]
Machado Fagundes Vulcanoespeleologic Museum
Machado Fagundes Vulcanoespeleologic  Museum Since the organisation started up, the Mont […]
Gruta do Natal (Christmas Cave)
Gruta do Natal The Christmas Cave is located in the middle of Terceira Island: it belongs […]
Relvão Municipal Park
Relvão Municipal Park Park located next to the São João Baptista Fortress is one of the m […]