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Some weeks ago we visited the island of Terceira, which belongs to the central group of the  Açores islands. This is the second biggest one after São Miguel with 402 squared kilometres. To move from one island to another one there are some ferrys during the summer, and if you are under 30 and buy a special card every trip will cost you just 5 euros, which is really worthwhile.

Among other events, Terceira is quite popular for its festivity on 24th June, Sanjoaninas, celebrated in the city of Angra do Heroísmo, where one of the events are the touradas a corda. Later in August take place the Festas da Praia in Praia de Vitoria.

Here a few captures of Angra do Heroísmo, UNESCO's World Heritage
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Jardín Duque da Terceira, Angra do Heroísmo
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Monte Brasil, Angra do Heroísmo. From the top of this mountain you will have a nice view over the city, apart of enjoying the natural background. You will discover that this was  one of the defensive points of the city (also the Fort of São Sebastião and the Fort of São João Baptista) to prevent from the attacks of pirates, spanish ships and so.
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Praia de Vitoria. Described as "One of the most modern towns in Açores", and the second one most important in the island. The name of the city is in remembrance of the first victory of the Liberals against the Royalists. Also in the nearby there's the international airport and the Nord-American Base Aérea das Lajes.
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  1. More great shots! Looks like you are seeing lots of great things there!

  2. com ja et vai dir pel flickr, m'agrada molt la fotu de la bústia. Veure tantes fotos de viatge m'està entrant un monu de marxar por ahi!

  3. my home town! gr8 snaps, tnx !