In a sixteenth century fortress

The construction of this castle started in 1555 and it was in 1575 that Manuel, of the royal court, was nominated as its first Captain General.
The fortress has a one and only entrance situated on the north side which opens in the wall.
In 1983, the main urban centre of Terceira, Angra do Heroísmo, was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.
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    18 minutes driving from Lajes Field Airport

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Pousada Forte Angra do Heroísmo
Pousada Forte Angra do Heroísmo Rua do Castelinho,
9700-045,
Angra do Heroísmo
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  • GPS

    Lat: N 38 39.120 Long: W 27 12.724
  • Decimal Degrees

    Lat: 38.652000 Long: -27.212067
  • Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

    Lat: N38 39 07 Long: W27 12 43
  • UTM

    Quadrant: 26N X: 481547 Y: 4278181