The Azores leave no one indifferent and there is always something to see or do. The portuguese presence dates back to 600 years ago, but this is a universal location, where nature rules. And, through it, cultural, sports and gastronomic experiences come to live like visiting museums, whale watching or trekking in the nature. These are only some of our proposals so that you can enjoy to the fullest your next days on these atlantic islands.
ANGRA DO HEROÍSMO MUSEUM
The city where ANGRAJAZZ takes place, Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira Island, is a city considered World Heritage by UNESCO. There is nothing better than a visit to the city museum at São Francisco Convent. Until September 15, there is a painting exhibition by Vasco Pereira da Costa, a figure of the Azorean culture who, besides his work as intellectual, writer and poet, is also a plastic artist. In this exhibition we can see the result of experimenting techniques learnt in several museums and contemporary art centres from different parts of the world.
His openness to new trends, the dominant blending technique and the use of non-noble materials can also be understood as a consequence of his great admiration for Antoni Tàpies and Louise Nevelson.
Ladeira de São Francisco
9700-181 Angra do Heroísmo
One of the main attractions of the Azorean islands is the opportunity to observe about twenty types of different cetaceans’ species over the year. Local tourism developed several companies with teams of professionals including skippers, biologists and watchmen.
Cetacean watching is an activity done in all of the archipelago, so there are several starting points, spread all over the islands, serving as base for the ones who want to be face to face with this amazing mammals.
WALKS IN NATURE
The Azores have pedestrian trails classified by the Regional Government of the Azores. These trails assure the safety and peace of mind of its users.
In the past, the trip between locations on the same island was made by sea. There were few roads and the pathways weren’t appropriate for carriages or ox carts. In its majority, the trails were pathways through the deep vegetation made by the use of the daily walkers with horses, donkeys and mules. And also cattle. These were the trails used by the inhabitants to go to celebrations and to take their agricultural products, fish, charcoal and other goods to the market. What could not be transported by land was transported by sea along the shore of the island.
Today, these ancient pedestrian trails have been recovered and made available to the visitors to enjoy the landscape of this unique region of Portugal. Each one of these trails goes through areas of exceptional beauty, unifying almost all of the nooks of each one of the islands, both by the sea and in altitude.
Discover the best trails to experienceon the offical Tourism of the Azores website at www.trails.visitazores.com