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Caldeira das Sete Cidades, Sete Cidades

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Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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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  • This 11 km hike takes you most of the way around the blue lakes with the famous views of the blue and green lakes. We left our car in Sete Cidades and took a taxi to the start at Mata do Canario...  more »
  • This beautiful view can be seen at Miradouro Vista do Rei where you can see the two lagoons green and blue! Has a beautiful folk story behind it... you can see when is sunny the difference in color...  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...
  • Amazing views above the clouds. Just have to know how to avoid the crowds.

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