Lagoon of Sete Cidades

The view of the two lakes (Lagoa Azul e Lagoa Verde) is truly breathtaking. Any visitor to São Miguel must go to this location and guaranteed that many pictures will be taken. During the months that the hydrangeas are in bloom there is no more scenic site.
 
The lagoon of Sete Cidades was formed by successive collapses of two reliefs that surround it, and has a diameter of about 5 km and maximum depth of 400 meters. It is one of the largest abatement boilers in the archipelago.

 

 

 

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