The green island
Come and explore the Azores
The Azores are a group of nice charismatic islands brought together in an archipelago.
These islands have been sculptured by ancient volcanoes and populated over the centuries by the brave and adventurous. Each island has its unique landscape, traditions, cuisine and architecture. The Azores is a perfect destination for nature lovers.
Come and explore our landscape. Rugged cliffs, waterfalls, ravines, hidden beaches and a whole lot more. With a mild climate, beautiful landscape, rich history and tasty cuisine the Azores is a hidden destination ready to be discovered.
Harmony Trail is located on São Miguel island
It is the largest of the Azores islands. There are numerous sights and activities to be discovered. The Seven Cities Lagoon, the islet of Vila Franca nature reserve, Furnas valley with its fumaroles and thermal baths, Fire Lake, Caldeira Velha, Tea factories, pineapple plantations, traditional ceramic factories and more. This island still retains its churches and palaces of the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries.
Campo de São Francisco
Church of Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres
There are a number of museums, churches, monuments, outdoor events, sport activities and religious festivities.
Just 42 kilometers from Ponta Delgada, the Furnas valley
São Miguel is the largest island in the Azores archipelago, in Portugal.
It is known for its volcanic landscape, flora and marine life.
The volcanic origin is present in the typology of rocks and terrains of “biscuit” (produced by undulating layers of lava) and “mysteries” (by spongy lavas, where mosses and herbs proliferate) – typical of the archipelago -, and sulphate fumaroles permanent ones, such as those in Vale das Furnas and Ribeira Grande. The crater bottoms of ancient extinct volcanoes serve as a bed for beautiful lakes such as Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Lagoa do Fogo, and Lagoa das Furnas. This combination of factors makes the Vale das Furnas reputable for its medicinal-mineral waters.
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