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We went with our guide and it was a lovely spot to stop and enjoy the view. My boys enjoyed hearing about the history of the tower, how it was a lookout and warning tower to alert nearby villagers of approaching pirates. So cool!
The Lock on the gate was sawed off when we showed up so we got to climb up to the top! Windy but amazing views of both Vila Franca and the Furnas lake. Went in late afternoon when sky was clear. Parked just off the...More
I chose to follow a secondary road on the map on the way to the tea plantations and so glad I did. Lovely views over Furnas Lake, peaceful and nice photo opportunities. Best to park at the entrance and walk the rest of the way...More
I ended up finding Castelo Branco in my way to Furnas. I parked at the bottom of the hill and walked up. The day was overcast and a bit rainy, however, as I climbed to the top, I was rewarded with a spectacular view. Well...More
Tiny tower on the top of the hill with suberb views of Lagoa da Furnas. You can park on the roadside or drive up some 100 metres on the dirt road.
It's absolutely free to visit so you can go there anytime.
If you are on your way to or from Furnas on the lower highway, this is a great place to stop. It's easy to get to, and doesn't take long, maybe 10 minutes tops. Incredible view.
Look for the signs that say "M do C....More
This place is a gem. Easy to get to, fun to explore, and great views from both below and up top.
The gates were open when we went by so I don't know if it ever closes (there was no one around). Worth checking out...More