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Angra has had three city halls. The first city hall had a small square in front. Later, the trade from India and the importance of the city led to the construction of a larger square and a new building with lateral staircases, a portico with...more
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Praca Velha, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9701-857, Portugal
The town hall visit is free but only takes about ten minutes to see. The second floor has two council rooms which are lavishly decorated. Interesting that there was a small polar bear sculpture in the display case given to Angra from Winnipeg.
They have had 3 Town Halls and the current building was built in the 19th century. It is surrounded by decorative cobblestone paths and roads. We sat in the Central Square which is right outside the Town Hall and watched the locals preparing for a...More
Easy enough to step in for a look around while you are downtown. I think it's basically open during the work week, and you just step inside and ask the receptionist if you can look around, and she waves you in. We went upstairs and...More
After a good lunch we were ready for some more adventure & the Town Hall was right in front. The drizzle started so we headed in to explore. What a treat! The beautiful rooms upstairs are like candy for the eyes.
Well worth a short visit as it is free and open. An impressive building inside and out, with a lot of history and some fascinating artefacts. A local guide is helpful to tell the stories ans there are no information boards, etc.
We were pleasantly surprised that we could just roam around with no escorts to check out this place. It was unexpectedly interesting, although it would have been more so if we had some more context about what we were looking at.
Followed a parade of Santa’s, wisemen and nativity characters down the towns Main Street to the town square where the town hall sits at one end. The square was bordered with wooden booths for the sale of local fare and baked goods for various civic...More
This city center is unique in the Azores and probably in the entire of Portugal. Perfectly maintained and painted ancient houses, beautiful churches, a true festival for the eyes. No wonder it is listed as one of the top places to visit in the Azores...More