Acores Attractions

Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in Acores

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Mount Pico
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Although on an island, Mount Pico is the highest mountain in Portugal. The large volcanic cone of Mount Pico dominates the landscape on the island. The climb to the volcano top is challenging, but you will be rewarded with the most beautiful views.

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Caldeira Crater
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The Caldeira crater on top of Mount Cabeço Gordo in the Azores has impressive dimensions, a diameter of 2km and a depth of 500m. From the lookout point on the riff, you have spectacular views of the crater, surrounded by blue hydrangeas, and covered with ferns and mosses.

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Portas da Cidade
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The “Portas da Cidade” is a triple black and white entrance gate that serves as the symbol of the town of Ponta Delgada.

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Lagoa das Sete Cidades
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This large freshwater lake is situated in an enormous volcanic crater and famous for its spectacular nature and beautiful sparkling blue and green shade colors. Around the lake, you find many hiking trails with gorgeous views of the breathtaking landscape.

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Lagoa do Fogo
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The beautiful Lagoa do Fogo (meaning "lagoon of fire") that you find in the center of São Miguel's collapsed volcano is a real natural wonder. Surrounded by small beaches and hiking trails this is a perfect spot for an active or relaxing day out.

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Lake of Furnas
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Near the geyser Caldeiras das Furnas you will find this crater lake. Lagos das Furnas - with a unique green-yellowish color of the water - is situated in a scenic surrounding and is a fantastic location to have a picnic. The neighboring village of Furnas is famous for its many hot springs.

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North Coast of Faial Island
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The North coast of Faial – accessible from Horta via the circle road around the island - offers a range of fantastic panoramic views. Enjoy the beautiful beach Praia do Almoxarife, visit the villages of Pedro Miguel and Praia do Norte and admire the stunning contrasts between the black lava fields and lush green vegetation in Fajã da Praia and Norte Pequeno.

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