SÃO MIGUEL – FURNAS

DEPARTURE OF PONTA DELGADA CITY. WE DRIVE TO FURNAS ALONG THE SOUTH COAST OF THE ISLAND. OUR FIRST STOP IS AT THE CERAMIC FACTORY, CERÂMICA VIERA, OPEN SINCE 1862, LOCATED IN LAGOA CITY. NEXT WE GO TO VILA FRANCA DO CAMPO, A SHORT STOP IS MADE AT THE VIEWPOINT CALLED PISÃO AT ÁGUA DE PAU VILLAGE, WHICH OVERLOOKS THE SEA AND A SMALL VILLAGE CALOURA AN AREA WITH A SMALL FISHING PORT AND NATURAL POOL. FOLLOWING TO VILA FRANCA DO CAMPO, FIRST CAPITAL OF THE ISLAND, WE STOP AT THE VIEWPOINT OF SENHORA DA PAZ, A CHAPEL ON THE HILL WITH A MAGNIFICENT VIEW OVER THE VILLAGE, THE SEA AND THE ISLET OF THE SAME NAME OF THE VILLAGE, FORMED BY A VOLCANIC ERUPTION.

WE PROCEED THE TOUR TO FURNAS WHERE THE LAKE WELCOMES US AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE VILLAGE. IS ALONG ONE OF THE EDGES THAT WE APPRECIATE THE REMOVAL OF THE FAMOUS STEW, COZIDO DAS FURNAS, FROM THE BOILERS.

TIME TO LUNCH, FURNAS PORTUGUESE STEW, OR YOU CAN CHOOSE ANOTHER DISH.

AFTER LUNCH, WE ALSO VISIT POÇA DA BEIJA, A POOL WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY SOME TIME TO BATH IN WARM THERMAL WATERS.

WE FOLLOW TO THE FURNAS VILLAGE CENTER TO ENJOY OTHER BOILERS WITH BOILING WATER AND TASTE THE TYPICAL WATERS THAT RUN ON DIFFERENT SPOUTS. WE CONTINUE THE TOUR TO RETURN TO PONTA DELGADA ALONG THE NORTH COAST, STOPPING AT THE VIEWPOINT OF PICO DO FERRO WHICH OVERLOOKS FURNAS LAKE AND VILLAGE LOCATED INSIDE A CRATER.

WE VISIT THE TEA PLANTATION AND FACTORY TEA GORREANA UNIQUE IN ALL EUROPE, OPEN SINCE 1883, WHERE WE CAN TASTE THE FAMOUS GREEN AND BLACK TEA OF THE ISLAND. THE LAST STOP IS MADE AT THE MIRADOURO DE SANTA IRIA WHERE YOU CAN WATCH A UNIQUE VIEW OF THE NORTH COAST AND THE SEA, IDEAL FOR PHOTOS.

 

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