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Caldeira das Sete Cidades, Sete Cidades

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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. See Caldeira das Sete Cidades and all Sete Cidades has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sete Cidades trip planner.
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  • My friend has several relatives in Ponta Delgada, so we spent a few days on the island. This was one of our favorite sights -- absolutely beautiful! It's just a short hike to the viewpoint. When we.....  more
    My friend has several relatives in Ponta Delgada, so we spent a few days on the island. This was one of our favorite sights -- absolutely beautiful! It's just a short hike to the viewpoint. When we.....  more »
  • Drove from Ponta Delgada to this magnificent place, the views form the top of the mountains are so stunning and once you reach the town and see the lake itself it's really worth it. Try some local... 
    Drove from Ponta Delgada to this magnificent place, the views form the top of the mountains are so stunning and once you reach the town and see the lake itself it's really worth it. Try some local...  more »
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  • An absolutely stunning place. We participated in a trail run around the crater with a hefty ascent through the jungle up to the rim but the views once you're there is breathtaking (mind you, so was the climb but in another way). Absolutely gorgeous to run along the rim and have the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the crater lake the other. Priceless...
  • Quite literally one of the most beautiful and awe-striking places on Planet Earth. Period. Mindblowing.

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