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Praia di Vitoria, Azores

Praia di Vitoria is modern town with an old center, laced with narrow streets and traditional homes. The harbor is extensive and is accented by the small, pleasant crescent beach nearby. In the old center, visit the Igreja Martriz Santa Cruz to see the imposing facade and 15th century  architecutre. Intricate wood carvings can be found within the church, as well as alabaster sculptures and the original medieval fountain. Inland from Praia di Vitoria, visi the caves of Algar do Carvão, a protected nature reserve featuring deep caves with unique formations.