Angra do Heroísmo
Nov 29, 2014
Published in Cities / Towns / Villages
Angra do Heroísmo, locally referred to as Angra, is a municipality and city on the island of Terceira, Azores. It is also the archipelago's oldest city, dating back to 1450, classified as aWorld Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983. Some claim that Angra was founded by Álvaro Martins and with Bartolomeu Dias on his voyage around the Cape of Good Hope. Others contend that Angra was founded in 1450 or 1451 by Jácome de Bruges, a Fleming in the service of Prince Henry the Navigator, who recruited farmers, fishermen, and merchants in the Low Countries to colonize the Azores.