Situated on one of the islands in the Azores archipelago, this was an obligatory port of call from the 15th century until the advent of the steamship in the 19th century. The 400-year-old San Sebastião and San João Baptista fortifications are unique examples of military architecture. Damaged by an earthquake in 1980, Angra is now being restored.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|vi||To be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria).||All|
|Fajãs of São Jorge||2021||70.4km||site_ao|
|Oficina Museu (Workshop Museum)||2019||161.9km||site_ao|
|Santa Cruz da Graciosa Bullring||2015||82.7km||site_ao|
|Hotel Monte Palace||2014||154km||site_ao|
|Hotel Monte Palace San Miguel||154.1km||site_brutalism|
|Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture||2004||115.9km||site_whs|
|Peter’s Café Sport: The Post Office in The Middle of The Atlantic||2020||128.9km||post|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.