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Caldeira das Sete Cidades, Ponta Delgada

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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4.9/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web
Caldeira das Sete Cidades, an important source of fresh water for the islands, provides a subtropical oasis of green hills, dense forests, and foggy bluffs. Formed by a prehistoric volcanic eruption followed by another in 1445, the area is actually a large volcanic crater. The resulting land offers an array of flora and fauna. Take one of the trails that will lead you up to the top of the crater, where you'll observe numerous lakes, the ocean, and the quaint town within. Put Caldeira das Sete Cidades and other Ponta Delgada attractions into our Ponta Delgada vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The view from the top lookout is breathtaking! I'd you have a chance to head down to the lake, do it. It's worth the effort! 
  • I was lucky enough to visit this wonder of nature in a sunny day, a wonderful experience. The crater seen from above (the viewpoint), is without a doubt some of the most stunning visual experiences you can have, since next to the houses (in the village), you lose some of that fascination. In this context, I strongly suggest that this wonder is visited whenever possible, preferably without fog.
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  • Our guide took us up to the top edge of the creator to see the entire lake within the crater. Amazingly, there is a small village within the crater, which is still active. Actually, there are 7 or mor...  read more »
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