Centro Histórico de Angra do Heroísmo


Centro Histórico de Angra do Heroísmo
Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores *
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Terceira CathedralAngra.jpg
The building along with the view of the city
Country Portugal
Type Cultural
Criteria iv, vi
Reference 206
Region ** Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1983 (7th Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List
** Region as classified by UNESCO

The Centro Histórico de Angra do Heroísmo (Portuguese meaning the Angra do Heroísmo Historic Centre) is an historic centre located in the city of Angra do Heroísmo, the island of Terceira in the Azores Islands. It is a port with large importance between the 15th and the 19th centuries. The fortifications of São Sebastião and São João Baptista of the 16th century are the only examples of military architecture. It was destroyed by an earthquake that took place on the January 1, 1980, the city was later rebuilt. It was listed in 1984.

Coordinates: 38°39′18″N 27°13′12″W / 38.655°N 27.22°W / 38.655; -27.22


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