What to do and see in Angra do Heroismo, Azores: The Best Things to do

June 21, 2021 Matilde Konrad

Discover the best top things to do in Angra do Heroismo, Portugal including Rua da Se, Monte Brasil, Alto da Memoria, Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao, Museum of Angra do Heroismo, Pico Matias Simao Viewpoint, Duke of Terceira Garden, Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara, Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista, Se Cathedral.
Restaurants in Angra do Heroismo

1. Rua da Se

Rua da Se, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-191 Portugal
Excellent
49%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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4.5 based on 123 reviews

Rua da Se

Reviewed By amysun2016 - Fairfield, United States

Fun and most attractive place on the island. It’s nice to take a stroll in the area and appreciate different plants, flowers.

2. Monte Brasil

Freguesia da Se, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira Portugal +351 963 729 390 http://www.Visitazores.com
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1,356 reviews

Monte Brasil

Reviewed By jazrichards1952 - Georgetown, Canada

Great hike around the mountain and fortress to the top with incredible views. About 8 kilometers! We met a bunch of friendly cats near the top!

3. Alto da Memoria

Rua do Pisao Jardim Duque da Terceira, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-152 Portugal http://www.guiadacidade.pt/pt/poi-alto-da-memoria-18605
Excellent
56%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 136 reviews

Alto da Memoria

Reviewed By cpixok

Well worth the effort to get to the top of the weather is clear. We trekked up the road using Google Maps. When he headed down, we used the easier walking path with steps and landings and beautiful plants and flowers that ended in the botanical gardens (Duke of Terceira’s Garden).

4. Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao

Vila de Sao Sebastiao, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700 Portugal
Excellent
50%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
8%
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4.5 based on 74 reviews

Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao

5. Museum of Angra do Heroismo

Ladeira de Sao Francisco, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-181 Portugal +351 295 240 800 [email protected] http://museu-angra.azores.gov.pt
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 365 reviews

Museum of Angra do Heroismo

Reviewed By Marlene39forever - Pembroke, Canada

I can’t recommend this place enough. We spent a few hours there and enjoyed every moment. All of the place is in English, except temporary exhibit on history of the building. Was monastery, seminary , now a museum. It covers history of the Azores, 500 years which ties in to Europe and sea faring years , more recent culture, limited military history, recent major earthquake, cultural traditions such as embroidery trade, religion, jesuits, geology of island. It’s all here. And free on Sundays. Otherwise cheap 2 euros. Spend some time here,

6. Pico Matias Simao Viewpoint

Canada do Pico Matias Simão Peak, Altares, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-303 Portugal
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Pico Matias Simao Viewpoint

Reviewed By cpixok

On a clear day, book it to this view point! It’s fabulous! You can see the coast and the patchwork fields for miles! Worth the effort!

7. Duke of Terceira Garden

R. Direita 130 Historical Centre of Angra do Heroísmo, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-066 Portugal +351 295 401 700 https://angradoheroismo.pt/jardim-duque-da-terceira/
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 558 reviews

Duke of Terceira Garden

Reviewed By thevacationlovers

Amazingly beautiful and worth every step you need to climb to reach this beautiful garden with a tranquil healthy and mostly vegetarian restaurant. The views of Angra from the restaurant are breathtaking.

8. Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara

Santa Bárbara, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-471 Portugal http://www.cmah.pt/angrosfera/miradouros/serra-sta-barbara/apresentacao.html
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara

Reviewed By Aleph_999 - Salamanca, Spain

It is very easy to reach the top despite the great altitude (a bit more than 1000 m). Views are amazing. Beware of the fog and so please go in a sunny day and a oye early or late in the day

9. Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista

Monte Brasil, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-013 Portugal +351 295 214 011
Excellent
48%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Fortaleza De Sao Joao Baptista

10. Se Cathedral

Rua da Se, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-191 Portugal http://www.diocesedeangra.pt
Excellent
34%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 262 reviews

Se Cathedral

Reviewed By AMsays - Thornhill, Canada

Cardinal-King Henry built "at his own expense" this cathedral in 1568 in the Se parish. It is the largest of its kind in the Azores. The cathedral boasts 2 bell towers, a tripartite portal, 3 naves inside a solid foundation, rebuilt from the original after the 1980 earthquake and the 1983 fire. It is a tranquil place that brings solace to the soul. It is not as elaborate as others, but its simplicity is endearing. It still has a chancel, a silver piece to the side altar, a Ming Dynasty vase and Jacaranda wood furniture in the sacristy. I heard mass here. It was inspiring with the melodic tunes of the organ and the singing. Payment is required otherwise, and even more to go to the top, but it is worth it.

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