Associated to the Discoveries during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Angra do Heroismo is the example of the creation of a city closely linked to its maritime function and was an obligatory port of call of the fleets of Africa and the Indies. In 1983, UNESCO classified it as a World Heritage Site. The Historic Center of Angra do Heroismo is considered one of the most beautiful and well-preserved in Portugal.
In addition to its architectural beauty, the Historic Center of Angra do Heroismo has a rich history dating back to the 15th century. The city was an important port for the Portuguese fleets traveling to Africa and the Indies, and served as a stopping point for many of the ships. In 1983, UNESCO declared the city a World Heritage Site. Today, the Historic Center of Angra do Heroismo is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Portugal.