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Great view of the Rocha dos Bordões from the Miradouro

The Rocha dos Bordões is an impressive, vertically striated rock formation in a hilltop. Stop at... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Rehovot, Israel
Hexagonal basalt column formation

Have to stop at the right viewpoint on the road to Faja Grande in order to see this. It is looking... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Thoiry, France
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Estrada Regional 1 2 | Cabo Baixo das Casas, Lajes das Flores, Flores 9960-434, Portugal
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

The Rocha dos Bordões is an impressive, vertically striated rock formation in a hilltop. Stop at the Rocha dos Bordões Miradouro (viewpoint) for another spectacular view of the island.

Thank igal27
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Have to stop at the right viewpoint on the road to Faja Grande in order to see this. It is looking back from where you came so it is easy to miss. Looks just like in the pictures on TripAdvisor. It can only be seen...More

Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

You kind if come across it while driving between Lajes and Faja Grande. You stop at the viewpoint, take a picture and that's it. Or you walk from Lajedo to Faja Grande and then you walk up to it and it looks impressive for a...More

Thank AnoniemJ1
Reviewed May 6, 2017

This geological feature on Flores is quite impressive. It must be viewed from one of the miradouros along the highway and preferably on a clear day.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed March 29, 2017

This place is relatively easy to reach, and in fact impressive. I recommend primarily to interested people, geology, due to unique basalt forms. The rocks are monumental, but paradoxically, the greatest impression they make from a distance, is not so interesting anymore.

Thank Marcin S
Reviewed November 10, 2016

The Rock of the Bordões of Flores Island is a curious geological phenomenon originated by the solidification of the basalt in high vertical striations, forming an imposing hill. It is located along the road between the towns of Lagedo and the Monastery. The trip on...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2016

There is a good miradouro where you can see it. The best time to see it is very late in the day. About 19:00 so the sun shines on the rocks.

Thank Jeroen M
Reviewed July 9, 2016

The columnar basalt rock formation is fascinating and the surrounding area is spectacular and unique. It`s worth stopping in several miradouro`s that view this rock formation as well as the area around it.

Thank charmjunio
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