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Praia da Vitória is a city and municipality on Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal.


A small harbour in town.

Praia da Vitória (PRIGH-uh duh vee-TAW-ree-uh, /ˈpɾaj.ɐ dɐ vi.ˈtɔ.ɾi.ɐ/) municipality has 21,035 residents (2011). It takes up the northeastern portion of Terceira Island (about 40% of its area), which it shares with Angra do Heroísmo. The city's name means "Victory Beach".

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Map of Praia da Vitória

Bus service throughout the island is provided by Empresa de Viação Terceirense (EVT).


  • 1 Serra do Cume Viewpoint (Miradouro da Serra do Cume). 24 hours daily. Take in magnificent views of the island's greenery. Free. Serra do Cume (Q31799139) on Wikidata
  • 2 Gazebo Torch (Miradouro do Facho). Walk up the steps or drive to the top of this point offering views of the city and beach. Miradouro do Facho (Q10330560) on Wikidata
  • 3 Igreja do Senhor Santo Cristo (Igreja da Misericórdia), Rua da Misericórdia 11. This lovely church was built in 1521, destroyed by fire in 1921, and rebuilt in 1924. It was restored after a 1980 earthquake. Igreja da Misericórdia (Praia da Vitória) (Q10300944) on Wikidata






  • 1 Atlantida Mar Hotel, Boavista 9, +351 295 545 800, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Four-star, 28-room beachside hotel with swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, bar, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. €55-120.
  • 2 Hotel Praia Marina, Avenida Álvaro Martins Homem, +351 295 540 055, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Four-star, 31-room beachfront hotel with bar, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. €59-89.
  • 3 Hotel Teresinha, Praceta Dr. Machado Pires 45, +351 295 540 060, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Three-star, 52-room hotel 500 m (1,600 ft) from the beach. It has a swimming pool, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. €46-73.
  • 4 Apartamentos Ázera, Rua de Jesus 72, . Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 11:00. Apartamentos Ázera - Situated in Praia da Vitória main street, 100 metres from Praia Grande. 50 - 150.


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