Praia da Vitória

Located in the eastern part of the island of Terceira, the municipality of Praia da Vitória is inhabited by about 20 thousand inhabitants (2001). Almost half of the area is devoted to agricultural activity, with the typical Azorean mosaic marking the landscape. In the 15th century, the town then called "Beach" was the seat of the captaincy of the island, representing an important trading post of the Azores. In 1480 would be elevated to a village. In 1837, was granted the title of "very remarkable Vila da Praia da Vitória", as appreciation for the victory of liberal troops against the absolutists. In 1841, the town was shaken by a violent earthquake, seeing much of their heritage destroyed or damaged. The construction of the new port and the commercial and military airport, already in the 20th century, came to give a new breath to the municipality. In 1981, the Praia da Vitória was elevated to a town. Tourism represents an important source of revenue for the city, which offers guided tours of the caves and dive sites, bathing and various water sports.

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Caparica Azores Ecolodge
Caparica Azores Ecolodge

Um alojamento responsável e sustentável, que contribui para a proteção do meio ambiente e do bem-estar da população, encontrando-se a menos de 2000 metros da e…

Atlântida Mar Hotel
Atlântida Mar Hotel

4 star

4 star apartment hotel opened in 2011, located on the island of Terceira, in the city of Praia da Vitória. Situated 500 metres from the historic centre of the …

Hotel Salles
Hotel Salles

2 star

Hotel situated in the Centre of Praia da Vitória, four kilometres from the airport and 100 metres from the beach. It offers rooms with private bathrooms, telep…

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Angra do Heroísmo

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