Terceira is the last sparkling island on this string of Atlantic pearls. It is the perfect place to dwell upon our History and our Philosophy so that our Politics may one day be somewhat different from what they are now.
Álvaro Monjardino

   The island initially called Jesus Christ, was the third Island in the archipelago of the Azores to be discovered, hence the name Terceira (third). From the beginning Terceira played a very important role during the discovery period, mainly because of it’s geographic location and also because of it’s ports and coves. The villa of Angra, known today as Angra do Heroismo is actually the capital of Terceira, and was the first to be named to a city in the Azores in 1534. The name "Heroismo" was given to the city by the Queen Dona Maria II in the XIX century for it’s demonstrated bravery during the liberal battles.
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