Monte Brasil
Monte Brasil
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  • ksufan88
    Wichita, Kansas6,389 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This hike is worthwhile for the great views (and the cats)
    We walked about half the trail up the mountain and had several panoramic views looking down in Angra do Heroismo. We stopped when we reached the Pico das Cruzinhas (cross) - the monument marking the Portuguese occupation of the Azores during the Age of Discoveries. Along the trail, we enjoyed the view of the caldera and the Cat sanctuary. We were told that the cats have all been given the required vaccinations and are regularly fed. Several of the cats were very friendly and would walk right up to us.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 July 2023
  • ShirleyOT
    Collingwood, Canada97 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning vistas, lazy hikers
    As seniors : we decided to drive to parking lot then walked to very top. Your driver needs to be very confident through narrow streets and hairpin turns, The chickens and ducks are a bonus; the views are stunning in all directions. Weather changes rapidly so as always on the Azores in November, bring layers!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 November 2023
  • Neven H
    Gatineau, Canada52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tough, but weird
    I visited this park on my last day in Angra. After following the path around the (still active) army base, I reached the park. The park has many trails that are easy to follow, but still a bit steep, and will lead you to vistas where you can see whale-watching stations, remains of former fortifications, and even the caldera of the extinct volcano. But it did get weird. Climbing up the trails, I saw chickens, feral cats, Guinea fowl, and even fallow deer, and peacocks? At the top, there was a monument, and mobile binoculars, where you can look at the city from below. (I located my hotel, among other buildings) A definite must for anyone visiting Angra do Heroismo.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 April 2024
  • Riddlerindc
    82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spend some time here
    I wish we had planned to spend more time here. While it was a great quick stop for beautiful photos, this is more than just a lookout - it is a nice park. There are some hiking trails, a playground and places to picnic. Next time I’d plan to spend a couple of hours and bring a picnic.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 July 2024
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TheTravelingGingerbread
149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Monte Brasil is an active Army fort with beautiful views of Angra do Heroísmo. It’s free to enter and hike the 2 mile round trip trail from sunrise to sunset. It took us about an hour to complete with several stops for photos. It’s the only place on the island deer live.
Written 7 July 2023
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ShirleyOT
Collingwood, Canada97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
As seniors : we decided to drive to parking lot then walked to very top. Your driver needs to be very confident through narrow streets and hairpin turns,
The chickens and ducks are a bonus; the views are stunning in all directions. Weather changes rapidly so as always on the Azores in November, bring layers!
Written 5 November 2023
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George Randall H
Toronto, Canada1,026 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
So I am assuming most visit to hike. My girlfriend and I were time pressed so decided just to drive up to the top when the sun peeked out on a Sunday afternoon. This is a great park and we may be back! A fun winding drive that gives you some outstanding photo opportunities.
Written 8 March 2020
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jenpar225
Reading, UK87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a good spot to watch the sunset and see some of the nearby islands. It’s quite a long walk, we drove as had limited time. The road is narrow and goes alongside a military base with a sentry, they shut the barrier at 8.30pm.
Deer wander freely at the top of the hill, together with other animals.
Written 28 May 2022
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Neven H
Gatineau, Canada52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I visited this park on my last day in Angra. After following the path around the (still active) army base, I reached the park. The park has many trails that are easy to follow, but still a bit steep, and will lead you to vistas where you can see whale-watching stations, remains of former fortifications, and even the caldera of the extinct volcano.
But it did get weird. Climbing up the trails, I saw chickens, feral cats, Guinea fowl, and even fallow deer, and peacocks?
At the top, there was a monument, and mobile binoculars, where you can look at the city from below. (I located my hotel, among other buildings)
A definite must for anyone visiting Angra do Heroismo.
Written 18 April 2024
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Amy M
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Once you figure out where to start your hike you are in for a wonderful experience. You actually approach the military guard station, turn left and start to follow the yellow/red markers along the trail. Make sure to see the first marker where you make a hard right turn, and yes, go up the very steep dirt path. Once you make it to the top you'll be greeted by chickens and a cat colony (cared for by volunteers). Enjoy the views!
Written 26 April 2022
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ksufan88
Wichita, KS6,389 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We walked about half the trail up the mountain and had several panoramic views looking down in Angra do Heroismo. We stopped when we reached the Pico das Cruzinhas (cross) - the monument marking the Portuguese occupation of the Azores during the Age of Discoveries. Along the trail, we enjoyed the view of the caldera and the Cat sanctuary. We were told that the cats have all been given the required vaccinations and are regularly fed. Several of the cats were very friendly and would walk right up to us.
Written 27 July 2023
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Linda P
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
This was an excellent trail for the average hiker. The beginning of the trail was challenging as there was an extended upward climb, but once you made it past the first portion of the trail, the upward climb became more intermittent. The views over looking the city and the ocean were worth the effort.

Note: You can drive close to the peak. However, the road is narrow and winding. I was still getting used to driving a standard, so we chose walking the trails over attempting to drive.
Written 6 March 2023
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jemx1
Plano, TX197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Many nice hikes here. Beautiful views over the city and ocean. We hiked on our own, but also came here with Azores Nature Tours. We learned so much about the island with our tour guide James.
Written 30 January 2022
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Andy P
Ancaster, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We visited Terceira for 4 days. Stayed at a great B&B in Angra do Heroismo.
(Beco da Pereira 3, Angra do Heroísmo, Açores 9700-146, Portugal).
We rented a car (not cheap) and travelled the island. Lots of sights to see on the coast. We drove up Monte Brasil for the great view. Lots of trails to hike up there if you like. Nice restaurants in the downtown of Angra do Heroismo within walking distance. Also drove up to the highest mountain on the island (road is narrow and winding, not for the faint hearted).
Written 14 October 2022
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