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Furnas, Sao Miguel
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Relax in a rock-lined mineral bath, or check out the geysers and bubbling mud at Furnas, a volcanic village best known for its thermal pools and other geological attractions. Located on the island of Sao Miguel in the Portuguese Azores, the town features a large lake in the center, surrounded by the crater's steep sides. For a nominal fee you can soak in the warm pools and use the modern amenities, including lockers, bathrooms, and changing rooms. Wander the Terra Nostra botanical gardens to see some plants native to the island. Be sure to try the local specialty, "cozido das furnas"--traditional food cooked for over six hours in the scalding heat of the steam vents, and rumored to be delicious. Plan your Furnas visit and explore what else you can see and do in Povoacao using our Povoacao travel itinerary maker.
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  • Furnas is a terrific place to visit. A beautiful setting and a very pretty town - add to that the fascination of the hot sprongs and the spa baths and you have a must see destination. 
  • on 18 October day I visited the island of s. Miguel, how could you not miss there was at furnas. a beautiful area, the landscapes are the most beautiful I've ever seen, no camera that can encompass so much beauty. How could not miss I went to the "cozido das furnas", not before having gone to see where it bakes and all the show around, it wasn't the food that most gostei.mas was a minor detail. The whole village is exposed to the smell and heat from the volcano which buzzing around every corner. I love bathe in those warm waters of terra nostra garden. The garden is the most beautiful I've seen so far, with a diversity of plants from all over the world, I couldn't see everything unfortunately, is a place that I would repeat in the afforestation of the island because at this time there was a lot of farms (although there are), but I imagine the grandeur of the landscape. I came with a heart filled with such beauty, that I will treasure for the rest of my life.
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  • In addition to the famous lagoon and the boilers, the city is very beautiful, its churches, plazas, views. Worth a visit!
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