Sete Cidades Things to Do
This typical village still preserves traditional basalt stone houses, some of them with granaries. On the ground flour one can see a front door in the middle and a window located at each side. On the second flour, one can see two windows. This is a typical house of the Northwestern side of the Island.I remember to visit this village, not long time...more
This lagoon, surronded by Cryptomeria japonica trees, is inside a florestal park included in Sete Cidades Protected Landscape.From a viewpoint worth a visit, Sete Cidades (blue lake), Santiago and Rasa lakes can be seen.Locals used to visit this place, especially in summer, for pic-nic.Horário - TimetableDias Úteis - Weekdays08:30 - 16:00Sábados,...more
These twin lagoons are found in the protected landscape of Sete Cidades, inside a park.If you go up to the mountain, you will find a viewpoint, from where you have a good view over the North side of the Island. Lagoa Rasa can also be partially seen from this point.Horário - TimetableDias úteis - Weekdays08:30 - 17:00Sábados, Domingos e Feriados -...more
Sete Cidades Restaurants
If you are looking for genuine Azorean food, don't hesitate to visit this restaurant for lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. By the way I advise you to book in advance.
They have a variety of fish, including cod-fish, and meat dishes, including chicken, pork, beef and, sometimes, rabbit and goat, baked beans, baked and fried potatoes, plain rice and salads.
About the ambience, it is quite simple.
You pay €11.0 for an all-you-can-eat buffet, including drinks (wine house, juice, beer, water) and a coffee.
The food is excellent!
On May 23rd, 2014, I made the trail Mata do Canário / Lagoa das Sete Cidades along with some friends, including a foreigner. We booked our lunch at this restaurant. All of us, with no exception, were impressed with the quality of the food. The waiters, as usually, were very kind and helpfull always attentive to our needs.
For a similar quality, visit Restaurante O Raião at Candelária village.
Favorite Dish: My favourite dish is roast goat . Usually they have it and is excellent!
Sete Cidades Off The Beaten Path
This trail begins close to Mata do Canário, muro das nove janelas, and ends at Sete Cidades parish, near the church. During the walk, you have panoramic views over Sete Cidades, Rasa and Santiago lakes, as well as the northwestern coast of the Island. This trail is 11km long and should take about 3 hours.Este trilho inicia-se perto da Mata do...more
If you follow the route which takes you to Lagoa de Santiago, located on you left side when you are going down to Sete Cidades Village, you will reach, at the end, this lake surrounded by Cryptomera trees.If you make the trail Mata do Canário / Lagoa das Sete Cidades this lake can be seen. It is located behind Santiago lake.This lake is on a...more