Angra Do Heroísmo Underwater Archaeological Park

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About Angra Do Heroísmo Underwater Archaeological Park

Immerse yourself in more than 40 hundred-year-old anchors, sometimes 2 to 3 meters long, in the tranquil bay of Angra do Heroísmo on Terceira Island. The historical legacy of this picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Site is present not only in its impressive monuments and buildings, but also in the seabed waiting to be discovered. The underwater archaeological park of Angra Bay of Heroism is a true underwater museum that holds testimonies and traces that prove the strategic importance of the city of angra do Heroísmo throughout the centuries. This small bay embraced by a beach and colorful houses of the city of Angra is considered the second site in the world with the largest number of shipwrecks of the time of the discoveries and the more than 40 large anchors left by distressed ships are a testimony of the strategic importance of which was for hundreds of years the main stopping point on the Atlantic crossing.

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