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Sightseeing in Azores - what to see. Complete travel guide

This group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean is a wonderful place of rest for the travellers who seek seclusion and silence. Each island is unique and has its own attractiveness. During their rest travellers can also get acquainted with local sights of the Azores.
The Azores are not distinguished by a variety of large shopping centers and fashion boutiques. You can take a walk around local shops in search of some great souvenirs and delicacies. In the … Open
The oldest buildings and most beautiful lakes can be found on the biggest island of the archipelago – Sam Miguel. Here you should definitely visit the Church of St. Sebastian, Fonte Bela Palace, the Church of St. Peter, the Town Hall, and the house-museum of Carlos Machado. The capital city of the island, Santa Maria, is a place where you can find oldest buildings and see traditional lifestyle of the locals. Tourists, who prefer to be close to nature, should visit Pico Island, the most notable sight of which is a volcano named after the island. Graciosa Island is known for its caves, the most famous of them is Furna do Enxofre. Many caves have volcanic origin and so you will find absolutely tremendous underground lakes there. In Graciosa there are also several architectural sights - Santo Cristo church, ancient windmills, a local temple and many residences of the 18th and 19th centuries.
One of the most unforgettable caves is located on the Terceira Island and is called Algar do Carvao. It was created at the times of volcano explosion and looks like a 100 meter long tube made of cold magma. The island’s capital, Angra do Heroísmo, has such well-known sights as São João Baptista and San Sebastian fortresses, Kapitaish Zheneraish and Betancourt castles, several churches and a wonderful cathedral with a treasury that is still full. Flores Island is considered to be the most picturesque place. On its territory you will find 7 volcanic lakes and wonderful waterfalls as well as several ancient churches and houses. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Vacation with children in the Azores can be diversified by visiting interesting natural attractions. Some historical sites will be interesting for children. One of the most famous natural … Open
The real paradise for hikers is the covered with greenery Sao Jorge Island. Here on the fertile volcanic soils rare species of plants grow, some of which are endemic. While walking around the island you can climb to the top of an extinct volcano, with a wonderful view of the nearby villages and vast fields that the locals use to graze cattle. On the island there is a beautiful lake, in which locals catch delicious molluscs. Many gourmets come here specially to try this rare delicacy prepared in the national style. 
Azores The unique nature park is on the island of File, almost all of its area is taken by calderas, the slopes of which are covered with impenetrable cedar forests. In these picturesque places, too, lay numerous hiking routes, it is most engaging to walk around the reserve together with a guide. The largest of the towns located on the island is Horta. This is an incredibly charming town with colonial architecture, which is preserved in the old port area. Today, Horta is a prestigious resort, with fans of yachting spending their time here regularly.
National cuisine of the Azores is a unique blend of traditional Portuguese dishes and original chef’s recipes. The methods of preparing some culinary masterpieces are rather peculiar. … Open
Those who want to stay away from crowded resorts should go to the island of Flores. It is famous for its beautiful mountain waterfalls, and even crystal clear lakes which are filled with the deep turquoise water. These lakes are rich in rare species of trout and carp, here travellers will have the opportunity to go fishing and enjoy delicious seafood dishes at local restaurants.
Azores Another great place to relax away from civilization - is the island of Corvo. It is the smallest of the nine islands of the archipelago, almost the entire Island is a volcanic caldera. Here tourists can explore the beautiful hilly countryside and admire the lakes located in the caldera. On this island, there are only a few people, and from the tourist point of view it is the most underdeveloped.
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Sightseeing in Portugal: things to see

When describing religious landmarks of the country, we cannot fail to mention the Christ the King statue. It was built in 1959 and is an exact copy of the statue located in Rio de Janeiro. The height of the statue is 28 meters; there is an observation deck near the statue, from which visitors will be able to enjoy it stunning panoramic views of Lisbon. … Open
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All about Azores, Portugal - sightseeings, attractions, touristic spots, architecture, history, culture and cuisine. Prepare your trip together with OrangeSmile.com - find out the 'must see' things in Azores, which places to visit, which excursions to take, where the breathtaking views are waiting for you. Planning your trip with this travel guide will help your to get the most out of Azores in few days.
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