Nature & Geology
In the beginning, Praia da Vitória was only called Praia. The current name was given in 1829 due to the proud victory of locals after a naval battle during the Portuguese civil war. This name is made to honor them.
A bit away from the town, the viewpoint of Facho offers one of the best views over the harbor and over Praia da Vitória. But if you want one of the most typical views of the island, Serra do Cume viewpoint is what you should be looking for. This stunning place is on top of a primitive volcano with a crater of about 15km.