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Francisco Cardoso

Francisco Cardoso

Language Known : English, French, Portugese, Spanish
Gender : Male
Age : 67 Years
Location : Portugal,
Other Locations : Angra do Heroismo, Terceira Island, Azores
Tourguide Experience : 12 Years
Tours Booked : 12

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Angra do Heroismo is a UNESCO World Heritage city, since 1983. Angra do Heroismo is the first of Portugal to win this title. Angra do Heroi­smo is the first Renaissance town built outside the european continent and becuase of its natural port and the geographic situation was the main port of call in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean for the sail vessesl trips returning to Europe from Indias and Americas. Its plan dated from the final quarter of the 15th century is still the same used nowadays, proved by map of 1592 of Linshoten. In Angra traveler may find one the widest fortresses of the world, as well as "pousada" in another 16th century castle on the shore line of the city.
But nature is also magnanimous towards the Island. Algar do Carvão is a tremendous experience in speleology, unique world wide. Its virgin fumaroles visited by Charles Darwin in 1830, the pristine endogenous vegetation and the rocky bottom bays cite by National Geographic Magazine (Nov2007 http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com/print/2007/11/destinations-rated/north-and-west-europe-text). Gastronomy (Alcatra Roast is famous worldwide and unique wines produced in Biscoitos). Visiting Terceira Island, Angra do Heroísmo and the azores archipelago is an unparalleled experience , comparable to none.

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