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The Sanjoaninas festivities, connected to the tradition of the popular saints, are perhaps the best-known and most popular in the archipelago.
This event begins on the Friday closest to the 24th June, St.John' s day, and continue for a period of 10 days.
The Sanjoaninas Festival includes a parade, theatrical and musical spectacles, marches accompanied by brass bands, folk singing and dancing, games and sports events, the traditional "roped bullfights" and firework displays.
Something warm, something waterproof, swimsuit
Standard sizes The Azores, in general, have a subtropical climate. So normally it never gets too cold or too hot, HOWEVER, we do get alot of rain even in the summertime albeit in patches. Whose familiar with the saying "if you don't like the weather, wait a minute it'll change"? So, always bring a lightweight jacket or sweater, small umbrella and a rain jacket. If you're here between July and October, never forget a swimsuit and of course lots of casual clothes.
Winters aren't necessarily cold but can be very humid so moderately warm clothes are a good idea. Shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, hairspray and such are pricier here than in the U.S. and Canada. If you don't want to bring all that stuff in your luggage, we DO have everthing here even the same brand names but at European sizes and prices :( We are quite technologically advanced in the Azores so no problem downloading your digital camera's memory stick to a CD (takes about 15 mins.)or developing your role of film (one hour developing) the prices are reasonable and the quality is good. All this gear can be purchased here but if camping is your thing then the best is to bring your own gear and pick up any last minute tidbit on whichever island you're staying. You can fulfill most all your shopping needs on the islands of São Miguel and Terceira. The other islands are smaller, less populated and therefore carry less variety of items. But you can always satisfy your basic needs on anyone of them, so don't sweat it. Enjoy the beauty of the Azores.
Museu de Angra
This is the principal museum collection of the island of Terceira.
It located in the old Convent of São Francisco, and is adjoined to the “Nossa Senhora da Guia” Church (Our Lady of Guidance). In this church Paulo da Gama, Vasco da Gama’s brother, was buried after his death on the return from their first journey to India in 1499.
The notable collections in this museum give a broad view of the history of the city and the island, Terceira's relations with the other islands of the archipelago and to an even wider world due to its position on international sea routes between the 15th and 17th centuries. This "journey to the past" is organised around four themes: the Discovery of the islands of the Azores; the City of Angra; the Azores and the World, from the Captains General to Liberalism; and from the Late 19th century to the Present.
The Angra Museum also integrates three further permanent exhibitions: Azorean painting on wood (16th and 17th centuries), "Memories of a Building" and a battery of Scheineder-Canet artillery which came to the Azores during World War I and is one of the only examples in the world.
Paços do Concelho [CITY HALL]
This building, dating back from the 19th century, was erected on the site of the former 17th century City Hall. The first blue and white flag of the monarchy, embroided by Queen Maria II herself, is kept here.
Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
The City of Angra do Heroismo is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Because of its location, and its bay, it was a port of call for Portuguese ships from the 16th to 18th Century during the Age of Discovery.
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