Photographer's Note

One of the best kept secrets of the Europe is the thermal center of the Furnas, situated in the eastern zone of the Island of Is Miguel. The locality must its name to furnas that they had appeared due to volcanic eruption in century XVII. In century XIX, already it was a popular tourist destination for the termalismo. The spas present 22 different mineral waters and a ferrous water swimming pool. To visit: The Furnas has to regulate activity volcanic, particularly in the place of the boilers, where the visitors can observe géiseres and fumarolas that they supply to the therapeutical mud and the used mineral water the termalismo. The boilers of Pêro Botelho are of the greaters. In the side occidental person of the Lake of the Furnas, sita the Park Nostra Land a charming park of style English garden with more than 200 years. Covering 12 hectares he makes use of a thermal swimming pool, a requintado hotel of three stars and a great variety of exotic plants that blossom in the warm and wet climate. The hot springs the north of the lake is the place where the some generations of ilhéus leaven the stew (a rich meat) and the vegetal estufado one in an enormous cauldron enters the five seven hours. In the outskirts: The 12 quilómetros the Southeast of the Furnas, the singular piscatória village of Population was the first domicile in Is Miguel and is accessible for a mountainous road that goes up among curves before covering forests, ravines and valleys. The restored chapel of Saint Bárbara of century XV is judged to be the first place of worship on the part of the ilhéus. The 10 quilómetros for east, the Miradouro of the Dawn meets, a spectacular place that makes possible a fabuloso panorama to appreciate the rising of the day.

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