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5 places not to miss on Terceira island

First of all, if you’re going to travel to the Azores, you can’t miss the charms of Terceira island, also known as Ilha da Bruma. So, to plan your trip without missing the most important spots, we’ve highlighted 5 places not to be missed on Terceira island. Learn everything here and book your adventure with Pro Island Tour.


1. Historic Centre of Angra do Heroísmo

First of all, visiting the Historical Centre of Angra do Heroísmo is a must. In fact, the city centre is really beautiful, with its colourful houses and wrought iron balconies. Besides, it has been considered a World Heritage Site since 1983, namely for the urban organisation of the city. So, during your passage, visit the Pátio da Alfândega, the Igreja da Misericórdia and the Duque da Terceira garden.


2. Monte Brasil

Next, you should also visit the Monte Brasil peninsula, a geosite that resulted from the collapse of an ancient marine volcano. In fact, this place is considered a Natural Reserve due to the presence of pockets of original native vegetation. So, when you visit Mount Brazil, get ready for breathtaking views! In short, you will have a view of the city, the bays (of Angra and Fanal), the Ilhéus das Cabras and much more.


3. Bathing area in Silveira

In addition to the previous points, also visit the Silveira bathing area, an old fishing port, about 1.5 km from the city centre. While visiting, you will find that this is a great leisure area, so it is very busy.


4. Serra do Cume Viewpoint

In conjunction, you should also get to know some of the viewpoints on Terceira island. In this sense, one of the most stunning is the Miradouro da Serra do Cume, from where you can see thousands of plots of land that look like a “patchwork quilt”. It’s a great place to take amazing photographs!


5. Algar do Carvão

Finally, how does it feel to travel to the “centre of the earth”? Actually, Terceira Island is one of the few places where it is possible to be inside a volcano. The famous Algar do Carvão resulted from a rare phenomenon of eruption of a volcano that, instead of expelling lava, created a gigantic volcanic cave. In addition, here you can also glimpse a lagoon with crystal clear waters. This is, without a doubt, an unforgettable experience!


So, have you already planned your trip to Terceira? If you need a guide, Pro Island Tour has a wide variety of options. We also distinguish ourselves by offering tours in Land Rover Defender 4×4 jeeps! Find out more on our website.