1. Angra do Heroísmo: Landmarks Guided Walking Tour
Start the tour with a pickup from your hotel and drive or walk to the City Center. In the heart of the city, walk along the streets filled with monuments significant to the history of the Azores Islands. See the Cathedral of Angra do Heroísmo (optional entrance), one of the most controversial catholic cathedrals, and Palacio dos Capitaes Generais (optional entrance), pivotal in the establishment of the first general government of the Azores. Take a walk in the beautiful Public Garden, the heart of the city Proceed to the city hall and finish up walking by the Rua Direita, the first main street that culminates in Pátio da Alfândega, the oldest wharf in Angra do Heroísmo. From here you’ll see Angra Bay, where Vasco da Gama disembarked in 1499, establishing the island as a mandatory stop for routes passing through the Atlantic.