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Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores
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Language(s): English

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Angra
Azores

Situated on one of the islands in the Azores archipelago, this was an obligatory port of call from the 15th century until the advent of the steamship in the 19th century. The 400-year-old San Sebastićo and San Joćo Baptista fortifications are unique examples of military architecture. Damaged by an earthquake in 1980, Angra is now being restored.

Place/country: Portugal,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Duration: 00:02:52
Credits: NHK (publisher) UNESCO-WHC (co-producer) UNESCO TV (co-producer)
Published in:2010

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