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Address: Sao Miguel, Portugal

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A astonishing valley

One of the icon places of Azores. Go there bath yourself at the "Terra Nostra" tank, see the "fumarolas" and also climb (by car) to the "Pico do ferro" viewpoint where you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
TudelaMartins
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

One of the icon places of Azores. Go there bath yourself at the "Terra Nostra" tank, see the "fumarolas" and also climb (by car) to the "Pico do ferro" viewpoint where you can have a very beautiful view of the valley

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Furnas was the only place on the Island wherby I actually felt like a tourist. There were far too many coach parties and the novelty of having your meal cooked in a buried pot soon wore off. I did enjoy the beautiful tropical gardens and lake, but again it was quite crowded and I prefer the wilder more isolated side... More 

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Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We enjoyed the view from the look out over the town, the friendly people, and the local market stores. The Caldeiras beside Lagoa do Furnas are worth a visit. We ordered Cozido das Furnas a day in advance at Tony"s Restaurant. We went to the Caldeiras the next day to see them bring our lunch out of the cooking silos... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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143 reviews 143 reviews
52 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you're looking for a base to explore the east half of the island, Furnas is your place. The town itself takes about twenty minutes to explore, and Lago de Furnas (the local tourist trap) is a bit disappointing, because of it's tourist-trap-ness. You can walk around the lake in about 90 minutes, and climb up and back to the... More 

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Split, Croatia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
59 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Although we were staying in Terra Nostra Hotel we haven't seen much of the city. Surroundings looked far more interesting. It was a nice walk from our hotel, parts of the road were steep but not too engaging. On arrival to the lake we were rewarded with beautiful views (don't all Sao Miguel lakes have them?) Tip for cat lovers:... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A fantastic village in Azores. Take the whole day for it. We went in the morning to Dona Beija, had lunch (cozido) in "caldeiras e vulcões", had a walk on the logoa das furnas after lunch and ended the day in the Terra Nostra Park for another swin. The town has a lot of caldeiras that the kids really enjoy.... More 

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West Hartford
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Wonderful people in a quaint and picturesque town. We loved wandering the streets and stopping in for a coffee or a glass of local wine. The churches were beautiful and we were lucky enough to see the "Romeiros de San Miguel" on two different days.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We visited here as part of a day long tour with Pedro from Azores Tours. He took us to see the bubbling hot springs and to see the cauldrons of food of being cooked in the ground under earth topped mounds. We watched the pots being pulled out , then transported to vehicles to be taken to local restaurants. We... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Make sure you have an opportunity to eat the regional food slowly cooked in underground cauldrons. The meal contains chicken, pork, beef, sausage, kale, cabbage, carrot, potato, yam and sweet potato.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Yes, this is a HT hut, belonging to the local electricity company. Unusual architecture draws the attention of passers by.

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