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Monte Brasil

Terceira, Portugal
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Terceira
Type: Mountains, Lookouts
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

There is nowhere on the planet that I cherish more than the city of Angra do Heroismo. My family traveled there last summer and spent a wonderful week together in town and checking out the rest of Terciera. My roots are here, so there is a special connection to the community, but travelers looking for something wonderfully different will find... More

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Pleasanton, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We began our tour of Terceira with a climb up this lovely area, with great views at that top. Our taxi driver Fernando Simoes taxidriversalsa@gmail.com phone: 964483061, 918967260, 925858257. (all local numbers) took our family of 6 on a full day tour of the island. He is full of knowledge and speaks perfect english. His van is roomy and air... More

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Sao Bras, Terceira, The Azores, Portugal
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It seems to me that the most interesting areas of Monte Brasil are actually at the bottom. The fortress is really cool and is still actively in use. You will see the guards standing out at the gated entrance. There is also a fantastic playground/park area that is right along the water. The few times that I have driven by,... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

My husband and I came her on a whim. We didn't want to do a vacation that required that we had to plan our day around "doing stuff". So we came here to just be a part of nature.....and were we ever. This is by far the best vacation we have been on. We had a cabbie named Fernando...everybody knows... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We hiked up Monte Brasil from the old castle the first day we went to Angra and got stuck hiking up in the rain... I definitely don't recommend going that route. :) We were able to see some of the pretty views, but had to come back a couple days later when the weather was clear and figured out how... More

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Terceira, Portugal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

first time there we immediately saw a deer just meandering through the playground. we walked through the lilies blooming at the time and stumbled upon random cages in the middle of nowhere. They weren't all in once place but scattered everywhere! they held so many different kinds of animals that it was like an unknown treasure hunt!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

A stunning view! I love the history that exists on this island. There are many beautiful attractions here. The best thing to do is connect with a local who is able to explore the island for it's beauty and cultural richness with you. Each Azorean island has it's own beauty and special attractions. Take the time to inform yourself and... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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133 reviews 133 reviews
37 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Stunning views of Angra. Nice drive up and back! They have picnic areas and old ruins to explore. The ducks are VERY friendly though! Nice place to spend an afternoon. It is neat how it juts out into the ocean from the island. You can tell it was an old fortress.

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Portugal
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

This Island Terceira the island is poorer in terms of natural beauty of the Azores

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Lisboa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

It´s got an amazing view to the island and an interesting history, that we had the opportunity to listen by friendly taxi driver! It´s nature and history combined...

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