Thursday, November 18, 2010
Portugal - Azores - Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores (1)
Church of Mercy, part of Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sent by Magl from Portugal.
Like the Tower of Belém and the Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon, and Goa in India, Angra do Heroismo is directly and tangibly associated with an event of a universal historic significance: the maritime exploration that allowed exchanges between the world's great civilizations. Set in the mid-Atlantic, the port of Angra, obligatory port-of-call for fleets from Africa and the Indies, is the eminent example of a creation linked to the maritime world, within the framework of the great explorations.