Lajes do Pico

"When the men first came to the Island, they found it shallow of stone, which had been fire vomited by the volcanoes: colossal stones, crowded at random, like those which are loosened over the stones and cliffs of the coast. ..). But the bastards raised their foreheads. They were men (...). They have smashed, excavated, removed stone, opened paths - and the earth began to rise! " (Dias de Melo, Pedras negras (romance), 1964 (edição de 2003, pg. 29)

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Pico wine among the best in Portugal

Over a thousand wines and sparkling wines were tasted and evaluated. Of these, a total of 68 were awarded, most notably the Douro region, which won 28 awards. The “Passion for Prestige Wine” award went to eight producers. Among them, three red wines, all DOC Douro: Costa Boal Homage Douro red Grande Reserva 2011, from Costa Boal Family Estates; Quinta …

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What to eat in São Miguel

Furnas stew It is the most popular dish in São Miguel. The stew is a mixture of meats – pork, chicken and beef – sausage and vegetables. What distinguishes it from a traditional stew is that it is cooked underground by volcanic steam and without water. It is a meal prepared by Mother Nature! On the banks of Lagoa das …

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Bathing in hot springs

Although the Azores are bathed in relatively warm waters, it can still be a little cold. The good news is that there are warm waters where you can take a dip, get a massage with hot natural water or just relax and meditate.   These hot springs are common on the island of São Miguel. Poça da Dona Beija, Caldeira …

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