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Monte Brasil, Angra do Heroismo

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Monte Brasil is the remnants of a tuff volcano (and peninsula) connecting the south coast of Terceira in the central Azores, overlooking the city of Angra do Heroísmo. Monte Brasil is flanked by two bays: the Bay of Angra (named for the city) to its east, and the Bay of Fanal to its west, and was used as a defensive point during the history of Angra, resulting in the construction of various forts and redoubts, including the Fortress of São João Baptista overlooking the city.HistoryThe formation of Monte Brasil was the result of various eruptions of the Guilherme Moniz volcano, a large central volcano on the island of Terceira, this difficult to identify owing to subsequent eruptions and lava flows. Although this structure is eroded, there is considerable evidence of its influence, including, specifically: a number of trachyte domes and basaltic eruptive centres around the interior; two Surtseyan cones: Monte Brasil and the Cabras Islets; and several ignimbrite deposits, including the Castelinho, that range to 23000 years of age. An undated human presence on the mount includes artificial cavities located along the hill to provide shelter, but with little vestiges of formal use. Although the those on Pico do Zimbreiro are vacant, similar spaces on the roadways to the caldera and Caminho das Belas-donas have bunks along the interior walls. Another grotto on the roadway that skirts the Fort of São Diogo indicates its use as place to collect and store water, including channels, taps and reservoir.
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  • A lot near the city of Angra, military but with access to civilians. If it is not drive, get ready to climb. At the top you will see anti older air batteries and a great view of the city.
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  • Everywhere you look is beautiful. From old to new there is so much character and charm to Monte Brasil. It is breath taking  more »
  • Mount Brazil is a green area of Angra do Heroísmo, where you can enjoy all the beauty of the city and the southern part of the island. It is also a pleasant and well maintained Park picnic, much frequented during the summer months. On site there are also deer and other animals. Mount Brazil is integrating in the castle of s. John the Baptist where still today a military unit. You can enjoy also some artillery pieces owned by the Museum. For those who like hiking, there are some interesting trails.
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