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Caldeira das Sete Cidades | Lagoa de Santiago and Lagoa Azul


View from the Miradouro da Boca do Inferno across the caldera of Sete Cidades in NW direction. This volcanic landscape in the NW part of São Miguel has formed through a long and complex history of mainly explosive eruptions, leaving behind an assemblage of craters and lakes - such as Lagoa de Santiago in the centre of the photo and Lagoa Azul in the background - enclosed in one roundish caldera of 5 km diameter. The village of Sete Cidades is shown in the left background.

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on Saturday 16 September 2023 by Martin Mergili
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