Praia da vitoria

Praia da Vitória – good lunch in a 3 hours visit

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Main square

A day in Praia da Vitória - Main square
A day in Praia da Vitória – Main square

Named Praça Francisco Ornelas da Câmara, the small central square of Praia da Vitória was built in the 14th century. Dominated by the elegant building of the City Hall, it has the Statue of Liberty in the center.

City Hall

City hall
City hall

Built in the 14th century and rebuilt after the 1614 earthquake, the Town Hall building retains its original design, and its interior is well worth a visit.

Santa Cruz church

Santa cruz
Santa Cruz

Started in the 15th century, it underwent several changes as a result of earthquakes and storms, incorporating styles, but keeping some Manueline details.

Santa cruz 1
Santa Cruz

Domus Municipalis

Domus
Domus

Market

Market
Market

Municipal Garden

Garden
Garden

Facho

Facho
Facho

On a hill adjacent to the city, on the north side, a viewpoint was installed with spectacular views over the city and its surroundings.


In the center, at the end of the last century, an imposing monument to the “Immaculate Heart of Mary” was installed, executed in bronze by an Azorean sculptor.

Praia da vitoria 1
Praia da vitoria 1

Long Beach

Beach
Beach

Santo Cristo

Santo cristo
Santo cristo

Imperios

Santa rita
Santa Rita
Caridade
Caridade

Eating in Praia da Vitória

Pescador
Pescador

I recommend O pescador

Eating in Praia da Vitória
Cataplana

Generally referred to on the internet as one of the best restaurants on Terceira, it was our obvious choice for lunch. We chose the most praised dish, Cataplana do Mar, and we did not regret it. Delicious!
However, it has to be done justice, and it seemed a little fatter and cloying than the one in the Algarve, but worthy of a reminder, even for the difference.

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