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Parque Terra Nostra (Azores, São Miguel)

A little piece of heaven on earth.

Located in the Vale das Furnas, Parque Terra Nostra is a centennial garden, which has a wide variety of exotic plants and trees, lakes and two streams, one of hot water, and a huge natural pool of brown and hot water acquiring this tone due to presence of iron.

It contains one of the largest collections of camellias in the world, with over 600 different species. Redwoods, pines, cedars, oaks and poplars, mixed with bamboo groves and giant ferns, and flowerbeds. This park was considered one of the 12 most beautiful in the world by Condé Nast Travel of Condé Nast Publications on 2007. Is open weekdays between 10:00 and 20:00, the ticket price is 2,75 euros and gives access to the hot natural pool.

I was amazingly surprised by the variety, the exotic and the exquisite all combined in one place. It’s a great place for long walking’s on the shadow of the tall trees, dark poetry and melancholic moods.

More infos about the Islands: http://www.visit-azores.com/

For traveling: http://www.sata.pt

For hotel: http://www.bensaude.pt/

written by trincheiras

7 comments

  1. stouf

    stouf

    One of the best locations I have seen, in my personal opinion. You're shots are perfect. And this place is crazy... Looks like being taken back to Jurassic...

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  2. rater

    rater

    Wow, full of exotic vegetation there! For sure I would like to walk under the shadow of the trees...

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  3. majorted

    majorted

    Crazy location, so lush and green! Shot number three might be a new favorite of mine!!

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  4. zulupt

    zulupt

    Grande review!!! As fotos estão fantásticas.

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  5. paper_doll

    paper_doll

    amazing pictures! #3 is ace. very nice work.

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  6. afd_lsi

    afd_lsi

    Really nice place!

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  7. anamachado

    anamachado

    Nice pictures! But the "double" lagoon in picture 8 is not at Furnas, is at Sete Cidades, same island but not the same place... But thanks for showing so well our lovely Parque Terra Nostra! :)

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