A museum that preserves all the machinery used in whaling.
Visits booking at the Graciosa Museum.
A semi-desert, arid and clayish landscape, red in colour, it is usually called “red desert”. This is a unique protected landscape area of the Azores of approximately 8.35 square km, and includes the Bays of Raposo, Tagarete and Cré.
This beach formed by lava stones is one of the island's most important bathing sites.
Bathing site composed of natural swimming pools in the municipality of Santa Cruz. There is also a small harbor in this area.
Deemed one of the best bathing sites on Terceira Island, this area is formed by volcanic rocks, which create a very pleasant atmosphere.
The Boqueirão Environmental Interpretation Centre (CIAB) was created in the tanks where the whale oil, melted in the Boqueirão Whale Factory, was stored. It is a space dedicated to the promotion and knowledge of the most interesting locals of the island, with highlight to the marine environmental.
Here you can learn about resident and migratory birds, living beings that live in the intertidal zone and water column, cetaceans and hydrothermal vents. It is a privileged place for the promotion of scientific knowledge, enriching the experience of those who visit the Natural Park.
The CIAB was chosen to integrate the "Architecture Guide –South and Islands of Portugal" in 2011; it also integrated the “Mostra Ibérica de Património Arquitéctonico – La MIPA” project, within the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2013 "Close, Closer"; and it was referenced / published in several websites and trade magazines.
Located in the middle of the island, it is a two km wide and 400 metre deep volcanic cone. It is classified as a nature reserve and showcases rare endemic flora species.
Geological structure of high interest, possessing several types of unique volcanic formation. The second largest forest area of the island, with 120 ha corresponding to the area of the volcanic oval depression located in the southeast part of the island.