The cathderal of Santíssimo Salvador da Sé dominates the skyline of Angra do Heroísmo.
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Horta, Faial's only town, is a joy to explore.
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With two stunning lakes, Sete Cidades is certainly a place to enjoy some of the most spectacular views in the Azores.
The Azores are known for their colourful churches, such as this one on Terceira.
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Pico is to most visitors Pico mountain itself, a remarkable, steep-sided, dormant volcanic cone rising to 2,351m, and Portugal’s highest mountain.
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Corvo is by far the remotest island of the archipelago and must surely rate as one of the most isolated places in all Europe.
The Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo nature reserve is the only place in the Azores where clams are found.
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A typical Pico-style windmill at Criação Velha.
It is easy to spend a whole day seeing the historic buildings of Angra do Heroísmo.
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Furnas enjoys a hint of the ambience you might find in an English spa town, with the addition of boisterous geothermal activity that adds a tinge of exoticism.
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Pico peak and the numerous black lava flows in different parts of the island make Pico island the most distinctive of all in the archipelago.
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Santa Maria sees itself as the sun island.