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Angra do Heroismo

Travel Guide Europe Portugal Azores Terceira Angra do Heroismo

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Introduction

Angra do Heroismo is a city on the Azores island of Terceira. Together with Horta on the island of Faial and Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel, it is one of three regional capitals on the Azores islands. The city has about 35,000 inhabitants and the historical significance has meant that it is placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Weather

Like much of the Azores, Angra do Heroismo has a mild climate with average temperatures during the day mostly between 17 °C in winter and up to 25 °C in summer. Nights are just several degrees cooler and it rarely gets really chilly. The spring and summer months are driest while winters see more rain.

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Getting There

By Plane

Lajes Field (IATA: TER, ICAO: LPLA) offers flights to/from Amsterdam, Stuttgart, Flores, Graciosa, Horta, Pico, Ponta Delgada, Corvo, Santa Maria, São Jorge Boston, Oakland, Toronto-Pearson, Lisbon, Porto and Madrid. The international destinations are only served in the summer (April-October).

By Boat

Transmacor and Anlanticoline both offer services to some of the other islands but mainly in the summer months.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Angra Garden HotelPraça VelhaHotel-
Pousada de Angra do HeroismoNegrito - S. Mateus - Angra do HeroismoHOSTEL-
Atlantis houserua dr henrique braz 38 1 leftGUESTHOUSE-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Wifi is common in many places in Portugal, including hotels, restaurants and coffee bars. Free wifi along the Algarve coast is available in many places. Internet cafés can still be found in most larger cities and tourist areas though.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

Portugal's international telephone code is 351. The general emergency number is 112.

There are three mobile telephone operators in Portugal: TMN, NOS and Vodafone.

Each provider offers a variety of prepaid (Pré-Pagos) and contract (pós-pagos) SIM cards, both of which are available to foreigners. It generally means much lower rates for calls and especially internet. Be sure to switch off data roaming if you don't buy a local SIM card, as prices for internet are very high.

Post

CTT is the national postal service of Portugal. It has relatively fast and reliable services and it takes several days to over a week for your post to arrive within other European countries, more so if you send post to North America or Australia. Post offices (correios) have varying opening hours, but in general post offices are open on weekdays from 08:30am-6:00pm and on Saturday mornings until 12:30. More information about offices, costs and other details can be found at the CTT website. It's a relatively efficient but also relatively slow postal service. If you want to send packages overseas, you'd better use international companies like FedEx, DHL, TNT or UPS, as they are competitively priced, fast and very reliable.

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